MADISON, Wis. -- When Bart Houston arrived on Wisconsin's campus two years ago, he figured his shot to be the team's starting quarterback would come in due time. Work hard, make smart decisions and accurate throws and the rest would fall into place.
But that has not happened for Houston, a one-time four-star prospect from De La Salle High School in California. And now, the redshirt sophomore finds himself on the outside looking in at a quarterback race that is between Tanner McEvoy and Joel Stave.
Houston completed 3 of 4 passes for 19 yards during the second half of the team's spring game on Saturday. Afterward, however, head coach Gary Andersen made it clear that Houston was not in the running for the starting role.
"It's the way it went," Andersen said. "Bart is a tremendous young man, he's a tremendous kid, but he's not in the fight right now for the starting quarterback position.
"We'll see what that brings for the future, but he's a vital part to this program and will continue...