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Let QB battle begin for the Badgers

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 Madison, WI (WXOW) It came as no surprise that much of the discussion during Friday's Badgers football media day centered around the starting quarterback battle between Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy, who played safety last year.
Stave has 19 career starts and threw 22 touchdown passes last season, which was the 2nd most in school history.
Still, he's in a familiar spot having to prove himself again.

"You want to be consistent.  You want to be the same guy every day.  Basically, you want to lead the offense in a way that you know how to do it.  Be confident in your decisions.  Be confident in the way you control the huddle.  As long as I'm doing that, that's everything I can control," Stave said.
"It's an opportunity.  It's a position I came here to play and want to play.  I have a foot in the door.  I have an opportunity to win the position.  We're even.  It's the coaches decision.  I just need to look out for myself and do the best I can,"  McEvoy said.
"I'm good with where we sit.  Our goal is to create competition at every position.  We have it at the quarterback spot.  I like the way those two kids are battling.  It's going to be interesting to see how that goes.  They both got a good look in their eye.  They're excited and their supporting each other, which is awesome to see," said head coach Gary Andersen.
Stave sat out of spring practice in order to recover from a shoulder injury suffered in the Capitol One Bowl.
The Badgers open camp on Monday.


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