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UW-L's QB competition heating up

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

UW-La Crosse's quarterback situation is a case of good news, bad news.

Good news, the Eagles return three quarterbacks with college experience from last years.
 Bad news, the Eagles had to play four quarterbacks extensively last year and never settled on a starter.

That's the backdrop heading into head coach Mike Schmidt's first camp at UW-L.
 The quarterback competition will be one to watch.
  Andrew Thompson, John Tackett and Drew David return.
All of them played in five games.
 Transfer Tarek Yaeggi may have the inside track to be the starter though.
 The Watertown, Wisconsin native came to UW-L from division one Buffalo.
Regardless, don't expect an announcement on a starter any time soon.
    "I think it's going to be on that's going to play out through the entirety of the camp.  We're not going to make any judgments based on days one, two or three.  We're going to get into some full competition.  We're going to have some full-go on the quarterbacks to see how they're going to do in live situations.  We're going to really test them to see who can win us a game, because that's what it's really going to come down to is who can jump in there and win us a football game.  That's not going to play out in a matter of days more so over a matter of weeks," Schmidt said Sunday, the first day of practice.

The Eagles open the season September 3 at Luther College.

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