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Wisconsin’s quarterback battle up in the air

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |
Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO – The quarterback competition at Wisconsin remains unsettled.

Badgers coach Gary Andersen said during Monday’s Big Ten football media days that he has no timetable for picking a starter. Wisconsin opens Aug. 30 at home against Louisiana State.

“I’ve been through this a few times in my career,” said Andersen, who is entering his second season with Wisconsin. “It’ll all settle out just like every other position. It works itself out. Kids on the team will understand it.

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“It may not be (setteld) until we jog off the sideline for the first snap at the LSU game.”

Andersen went on to say Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy will split snaps during practice.

“It’s going to be interesting to watch,” Andersen said. “It was a great, competitive battle in the spring. I think in the summer it will continue to grow.”

Stave was the starter last season, completing 208 of 336 passes for 2,494 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The coaches like McEvoy’s athleticism, however.

The Badgers are preseason favorites to win the Big Ten’s West Division, but an inconsistent offense could open the door for Iowa, Nebraska or Northwestern.

Category: Big Ten, Iowa Hawkeyes Football

About Andrew Logue: Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 19 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays. View author profile.

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