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Badgers QB granted sixth year of eligibility

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Knee injuries cost Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips the 2010 and ’11 seasons. As a result, he’ll get one more chance to complete four years of eligibility. The university announced on Thursday that Phillips has been granted a sixth year by the NCAA.

Phillips underwent three knee surgeries in a two-year span and redshirted in 2008. He played sparingly in 2009 as a backup and saw more significant playing time this past season when the Badgers were attempting to settle on a quarterback.

He started the final five games of the 2012 season, including a Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, and finished second on the team with 540 yards passing and five touchdowns.

Phillips has not guaranteed the starting job for 2013 however, and will compete with, among others, one-time starter Joel Stave and Maryland transfer Danny O’Brien in a deep quarterback group.

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10 Responses to “Badgers QB granted sixth year of eligibility”
  1. bdnnbd says: Jan 18, 2013 12:39 AM

    Stave aka Sunshine. All day.

  2. atvrdr450 says: Jan 18, 2013 1:03 AM

    So when does Wisconsin try to get another transfer qb?

  3. madtownthrowdown says: Jan 18, 2013 5:54 AM

    Wisconsin is already stuck with The Lord an savior transfer Danny OBrien (as stated above). I sure hope they just play Stave, at least he’ll be there a few years yet.

  4. mungman69 says: Jan 18, 2013 6:10 AM

    And they STILL don’t have a QB.

  5. mute617 says: Jan 18, 2013 7:20 AM

    Give up on Phillips already! Stave should be the starter!

  6. tdub821 says: Jan 18, 2013 8:04 AM

    Is Wisconsin applying for junior college status? What a joke.

  7. stevent92 says: Jan 18, 2013 11:18 AM

    He wants one more shot at losing another Rose Bowl.

  8. metalhead65 says: Jan 18, 2013 11:29 AM

    is there a special ncaa rule that says when wisconsin is not getting a transfer qb that the ones they have unlimited eligibility? I swear they only 2 in the 90′s and maybe 3 since 2000.

  9. muskyhunter2542 says: Jan 18, 2013 2:35 PM

    Dont forget Hart Houston. Some are picking him as next years starter

  10. lovinthatsomanyhateonnd says: Jan 18, 2013 3:59 PM

    hmm, so they give this kid a 6th year but deny Jamoris Slaughter one?? sure, makes perfect sense lol

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