Rose Bowl Game

Pick 6: Transfers outside of QB who could have big impact

Chris James has waited long enough to take a handoff at Wisconsin.

The running back sat out a year after leaving Pittsburgh to move to Madison, looking for a better backfield opportunity.

That moment has finally arrived. James is part of this year's crop of Division I transfers who could make immediate impacts with their new teams.

"It's been such a long time coming," the eager James said.

The Badgers have had recent success with transfers, a run that started when quarterback Russell Wilson arrived from North Carolina State to lead the Badgers to the Rose Bowl in 2011.

"Biggest thing is, are they a fit? It goes back to Russell,"...