MADISON, Wis. -- Maybe there is nothing more to say. Curt Phillips and Joel Stave have been battling to be Wisconsin's starting quarterback in 2013 for more than five months. Yet here we are, nine days before the team's season opener, and nobody seems certain which man will emerge from the first huddle of the game.
Not Phillips. Not Stave.
It is out of their hands at this point. And each player is getting tired of answering questions about the quarterback pecking order.
"Very tired," Stave said. "I've been doing it since I've been here, regardless of what camp or what competition it was. That's how it is, though."
Added Phillips: "It's kind of an automated response at this point. You're so used to it."
They might not have much to say on the topic, but surely there must be an answer to be found somewhere. Perhaps, then, developments during Wednesday's practice -- the final session of fall camp open to the media -- provided a glimpse of the direction Wisconsin is headed.