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Two QBs competefor Badgers’ starting job
First Published Aug 04 2014 10:47 pm • Last Updated Aug 04 2014 10:47 pm

Madison, Wis. • Despite the return of starter Joel Stave, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has made it clear that there is a two-person competition for quarterback as the Badgers opened training camp Monday.

Stave, who started all 13 games and guided the Badgers to a 9-4 record last season, is being challenged by dual threat Tanner McEvoy, who eventually started three games at safety last season after moving from quarterback to wide receiver.

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The Badgers, who open the season Aug. 30 against LSU at Houston, held split-squad practices Monday with two different groups of players. Stave practiced in the morning with the bulk of the first-team offense, while McEvoy took part in the afternoon session with inexperienced receivers and a young offensive line.

Both quarterbacks are juniors and similar in size. Stave is listed at 6-foot-5, 220, while McEvoy is 6-6, 222. That’s where the similarity ends, however. Stave is perceived to have the stronger arm and more of a pocket passer, while McEvoy is more mobile and more of a threat to run.

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