Valai says former Badger Kim Royston will be out for revenge Saturday, when Wisconsin plays at Minnesota
Wisconsin safety Jay Valai says his former Badger teammate Kim Royston will be out for revenge on Saturday, when the Badgers play at Minnesota.
Royston transferred to Minnesota because he didn't feel he was getting enough playing time in Madison.
The junior safety sat out last season under the NCAA's transfer rules, and has started all four games for the Gophers this season with one interception and 17 tackles.
Valai and Royston have remained close friends and Valai says Royston has been talking for two years about how he'll get back at the Badgers.
The Wisconsin coaches, meanwhile, say they want to play the players to focus on their own team and not talk about the opposition.
Head coach Bret Bielema said he's happy for Royston, but the story needs to stay about the Badgers against the Gophers. Wisconsin comes in a 4-0. Minnesota is 3-1, and Royston is not the only former Badger on the Gophers. Former long-time Wisconsin assistant Kevin Cosgrove is now a co-defensive coordinator with Minnesota.
And former UW assistant Tim Davis is the Gophers' offensive line coach.