Redshirt senior Curt Phillips is poised to become the next starting quarterback at Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The newspaper reported that Phillips has taken the majority of the snaps with the first-team offense this week in practice, while redshirt junior Danny O'Brien has played with the second-team offense.
During his weekly press conference Monday, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema refused to divulge which quarterback would start Saturday's game against Indiana. He said he would inform the team of the starter during Tuesday's practice. Phillips and O'Brien competed during the team's bye week after starter Joel Stave suffered a broken left collarbone Oct. 27 against Michigan State.
If Phillips is indeed the starter, it would complete a tremendous comeback for the oft-injured signal caller. Phillips has sustained three ACL tears in his right knee during the course of his college career and hasn't thrown a pass in a game since 2009.
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