Wisconsin football: Buffalo has Jump Around playing at practice
The Wisconsin Badgers and Buffalo Bulls are set to open their 2023 football seasons on Saturday. Buffalo will enter Camp Randall after a 7-6 2022 campaign in the MAC, and as SP+’s No. 97 team in the nation.
Buffalo head coach Maurice Linguist knows a thing or two about football in the Big Ten, as he coached defensive backs at Minnesota in 2017. While he’s gone up against the Badgers once (a 31-0 loss), he’s never made the trip to Madison to play them on the road.
Jonathan Acosta of WGRZ in Buffalo noted earlier this week Linguist and his staff are installing an interesting tactic ahead of the trip to Madison this weekend: playing House of Pain’s ‘Jump Around’ all day at practice.
“Pay a visit to the University at Buffalo football practice this week, and you’re likely to hear one song in particular played over and over,” Acosta writes. “That song would be ‘Jump Around’ by House of Pain, a song that’s blasted over the speakers at Camp Randall and is a tradition at Wisconsin Badgers football games.”
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Buffalo defensive leader safety Marcus Fuqua was asked whether he and the team have grown tired of the song. To which he responded: “Nah, you can’t…I like the song, it’s cool as fun.”
Jump Around will be played for the first time this year entering the fourth quarter on Saturday, as it normally is. The biggest question here is whether a competitive football game is still being played on the field below, or if backups are in to go through the motions until the clock hits zero. At that point, it’s worth wondering if the song is still ‘fun.’
Acosta notes the senior safety later added “That’s their song. We’re going to try to make it our song.”
I don’t know if true bulletin board material is possible entering a Week 1 out-of-conference game with a point spread nearing 30. But if it is, this headline serves it up on a platter.
"That's their song. We're going to try to make it our song."
Buffalo has been playing "Jump Around" all week at practice.#Badgers https://t.co/dCbslYOdMX
— Dave Heller ✍️ (@dave_heller) August 30, 2023
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