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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for January 2, 2015

The Packers return to practice today, in the wake of a great day of college football.

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Welcome to 2015, Packers fans! Thankfully for us and our team, Green Bay gets to watch football from the couch this week not because they're out of the playoffs, but because they're on a bye week. The team will begin practicing again today as you'll see shortly, and will likely be looking to install a few new plays or schemes in the next two days.

This week has been full of excitement in the world of College Football, however, including some incredible finishes in the bowl games on New Year's Day. Three Big Ten teams pulled off thrilling victories in one of the most entertaining days of the bowl season.

Here's a look at what's going on around the Packers and a look back at yesterday's college action.

Packers defense has time to tweak again |
What sorts of changes do you expect to see a week from Sunday, if any? One of the other keys this year compared to last will of course be the improved health overall of the defense, but also having the bodies that are still functioning fresher and well-rested.

Hands of time: Davante Adams learns to be patient with role in offense | JSOnline
I would bet that Adams will need to have a big game in the Divisional round, regardless of who the Packers' opponent is.

Hyde's 'risks' on punt returns paying off |
They're calculated risks, though, and they have led to a pair of return scores for Hyde this season.

Green Bay Packers back to work after unusual bye plan - ESPN
The Packers are the only team with a bye who hasn't practiced yet, but they'll take the field in a few hours.

Packers return to work well-rested ... and well-hydrated? | ESPN Wisconsin
Some of us are still recovering from New Year's Eve festivities...let's hope Packers players aren't among them.

Auburn vs. Wisconsin: Badgers hold off Tigers in Outback Bowl - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Congratulations to our friends at Bucky's 5th Quarter and to the Badgers, who were able to run over and through the Tigers' defense.

Jameis Winston Rose Bowl fumble sparks Internet memes - NY Daily News
Here's one of the funniest things to happen all year. This will go down in football lore much like the Buttfumble.

Oregon vs. Ohio State is your College Football Playoff national championship -
Playoffs are fun, aren't they?