Monday, April 8, 2013
Michigan State could rotate its QBs
By Brent Sobleski
Andrew Maxwell was greeted with a quarterback competition this spring after being named Michigan State's starting quarterback last season. Maxwell proved inconsistent which prompted the action. He still has the inside track to start again this season, but it will be an ongoing evaluation.
"I expect Andrew Maxwell to start the game (against Western Michigan to open the season)," Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press wrote. "I also expect the QB evaluation/competition to go into the season. Can't see how it wouldn't."
Maxwell will have to hold off the competition from sophomore Connor Cook and redshirt freshman Tyler O'Connor. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio could even play multiple quarterbacks throughout the season:
Brian BennettA two-QB system for Michigan State?
"Maxwell still has a big, big edge in game experience, though Cook gained some momentum in the bowl game. O'Connor and incoming freshman Damion Terry present intriguing options with their athleticism and running ability. I find the idea of a two-quarterback system very interesting and perhaps the way to go. A bold prediction: Maxwell begins the year as the starter, but he's not the only quarterback who starts a game this year for Michigan State."