Deacon Hill has no animosity towards Wisconsin whatsoever after transferring to Iowa.

Hill left the program after spending 2021-2022 in Madison. Saturday will be his first time back there since the move.

Hill said, via 247Sports’ Evan Flood Thursday, that transferring had nothing to do with the program. Hill has plenty of love for Madison and the Wisconsin faithful still.

“It had nothing to do with the program. I love that program to death,” said Hill. “I just felt like I was outgrowing the place, both in life and in football. I just felt like I needed a fresh start somewhere else.“There’s no animosity towards Wisconsin at all. I love those guys, I love that town, I love that program.”

Hill was thrust into the starting role after Cade McNamara went down with a leg injury against Michigan State that is expected to end the Iowa quarterback’s 2023 season.

Hill came on in relief and finished with 115 yards passing with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Iowa went on to win 26-16. Hill had 110 yards passing with 1 touchdown and 1 interception in the 20-14 win over Purdue.

Saturday will be a homecoming of sorts for Hill. The B1G West matchup will be one of his greatest tests yet as the starting QB.