So before Ben Bredeson became a two-time all-Big Ten left guard at Michigan and before Jack’s four years as pitcher for the Wolverines’ baseball team, Camp Randall was the dream, if only by default.
The conscious part was that they would play football together — Ben on the offensive line and Jack at defensive end, where he played in high school. Wisconsin was just the world they came from.
“All Ben and I knew growing up was Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin,” Jack said.
Five years later, Ben is careful to note that coming to Michigan was not a joint decision. Going to college together was a childhood dream, but once the recruiting process became real, it dissipated, with each of their personal paths leading them to Michigan separately.