Originally posted on Madtown Badgers  |  Last updated 8/27/12
Let’s be honest, as soon as Danny O’Brien announced that he would be taking his talents to Madison, he immediately became the favorite for the starting quarterback spot in 2012. While the end result surprised no one, the road to get there was a bit unexpected. The coaching staff did its best to create a competitive environment and, heading into the season, it appears to have paid dividends. Head coach Bret Bielema raved that this may be the deepest group of quarterbacks he has ever had during his tenure at Wisconsin. Redshirt freshman Joel Stave was the starter at the conclusion of spring practices and he performed admirably in fall camp and was put on scholarship, perhaps putting him on the fast track to be the next, home-grown Wisconsin quarterback, the first since Scott Tolzien. Walk-on Chase Knox turned a few heads with a good showing in fall camp. Few had paid serious attention to the San Diego native coming into fall, but it is impossible to deny that the ...
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