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Wisconsin RBs coach expects Corey Clement to play vs. USC

Wisconsin’s running backs coach expects tailback Corey Clement to play in the Holiday Bowl against USC.
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Wisconsin running backs coach John Settle expects tailback Corey Clement to play in the Holiday Bowl against USC.

Clement missed eight games with a sports hernia injury this season that has lingered into the postseason. He has reportedly been practicing for about a week.

“He’s getting a lot of reps, so I certainly expect him to play,” Settle said, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. “I’d say it’s a better than 75 percent chance that he’s going to play. And I believe if he plays he’s going to play well.”

Clement last appeared Nov. 21 against Northwestern, when he carried the ball 10 times for 24 yards and a touchdown.

“(Clement’s) not himself, but he hasn’t been himself all season,” Settle said. “He’s given us valuable reps. He’s practicing fast. I like what he’s done. I like his tempo, that type of thing. We’ll just have to wait and see what he’s like when we get to game day.”

Clement, a junior, was cited for disorderly conduct earlier in the season.