Yesterday venerable Wisconsin State Journal sports columnist Tom Oates threw his prediction out to the world as to who wins the open battle at quarterback for Wisconsin and he suggested that UW and head coach Gary Andersen will play it safe.
Coaches usually play it safe & Phillips is safe pick. RT @AJRedders1: @TomOatesWSJ Tom, if you had to guess, who will be the starter at qb?
— Tom Oates (@TomOatesWSJ) August 13, 2013
Really? Because "playing it safe" worked so well last season? UW's ex-head coach (remember our ban on the coach that shall not be named is still in full effect) did exactly that out of camp, only to pull Danny O'Brien after two and a half football games in favor of the redshirt freshman walk-on Joel Stave - you know, the guy who had the arm and the ability, but was "making too many mistakes" according to most out of camp.
Stave went on to start six games and play a half of the Utah State game, bringing the Badgers back from certain defeat i...