The Wisconsin Badgers face the No. 5 team in the nation in 11 days, but still don’t know who will start at quarterback. That doesn’t seem to bother coach Paul Chryst.
It will either be veteran Bart Houston or redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook under center when Wisconsin plays LSU at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Not only do they not know who it will be, they don’t know when they will find out, either.
“It could be in five minutes, it could be tomorrow, it could be three hours before the game for all we know. We don’t know,” Houston told the Associated Press’ Dennis Semrau. “Last week (Chryst) goes, ‘Here’s the deal, nobody’s won it, nobody’s lost it. Go play.’ ”
Joel Stave, despite a one-season blip when he struggled with the yips, was a four-year starter for the Badgers. Houston is the experienced member of the competition, but he’s thrown a total of 51 passes in his career.
Chryst said he is not disappointed that neither player has been able to win the job, according to Andy Baggot of Badgers.com, and he didn’t want to the Big Ten Network when he wants to make a decision.
Whichever player wins the competition, he’ll be facing a defense expected to rank among the nation’s best. It’s led by a familiar face, former Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, who left for LSU during the offseason.