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-- Don’t be surprised if redshirt freshman Joel Stave starts at quarterback for Wisconsin on Saturday at home against Texas-El Paso.
MADISON - Don’t be surprised if redshirt freshman Joel Stave starts at quarterback for the University of Wisconsin football team on Saturday at home against Texas-El Paso.
Head Coach Bret Bielema has refused to say whether Stave or junior Danny O’Brien will get the start. And the coach apparently told his players to clam up about the subject, after those who were interviewed were coy about it yesterday. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said Stave took most of the snaps with the Number-One offense at the Badgers’ closed practice – and it’s a major sign that the first-year player from Whitnall in Hales Corners will get his first college start. Stave relieved O’Brien after the starter was benched at halftime of Wisconsin’s come-from-behind home win over Utah State last Saturday night. Meanwhile, Badgers’ receiver Jared Abbrederis was medically cleared to return yesterday. The team’s top wide-out suffered a concussion and a chest injury at Oregon State 11 days ago. Abbrederis says he’s excited about returning. The Wautoma junior leads the Badgers with 110 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches.
A defensive tackle from Sun Prairie High School has given his verbal commitment to play his college ball at Wisconsin two years from now. Scout.com said Craig Evans chose the Badgers over Michigan State, Nebraska, and Pittsburgh. He’s the fifth known recruit for Wisconsin’s Class-of-2014. The others are Milwaukee Marquette defensive end Conor Sheehy, Hartland Arrowhead offensive lineman George Panos, offensive tackle Jaden Gault of Monona Grove, and quarterback Chance Stewart from Sturgis, Michigan.