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Maxwell is current starter, but Mich. St. QB battle now a ‘four-horse race’

Connor Cook, Andrew Maxwell, Tyler O'Connor AP

Andrew Maxwell may have taken just about every snap for Michigan State last year, but the quarterback job for the Spartans in 2013 is apparently far more open than anyone outside (or, potentially, inside) East Lansing could have imagined.

Mark Dantonio said Monday that the QB competition is now a “four-horse” race after freshman Damion Terry emerged from the weekend’s scrimmage with easily the best performance of the group. Terry completed 10-of-14 passes for 240 yards — he ran for another 40 yards as well — and three touchdowns in live situations (meaning he can be hit).

“I don’t care whether he’s a senior, junior, sophomore, redshirt freshman or freshman. That’s the best thing to do,” Dantonio said. “Damion has to prove consistency in performance. The other guys have to move the ball with more consistency, and they’ve got to break away from their own three-man race. Everyone is going to get an opportunity today, and it’s going to be important how they perform.”

For the record, Maxwell was 9-of-19 for 77 yards; Connor Cook was 4-of-9 for 67 yards, a touchdown and a pick;  and Tyler O’Connor was 11-of-16 for 102 yards, two scores and an interceptions.

Dantonio said Maxwell is the starter as of right now, but it would seem his grip on the job isn’t completely secure. The Spartans open the season against Western Michigan in just 11 days. And if four quarterbacks are legitimately competing for playing time, we’re hoping Dantonio opts to experiment with the four-quarterback offense against the Broncos (Sparty yes!).

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4 Responses to “Maxwell is current starter, but Mich. St. QB battle now a ‘four-horse race’”
  1. fnc111 says: Aug 19, 2013 5:21 PM

    Tuitt better stop eating twinkies and start eating up these lousy MSU qb’s.

  2. tdub821 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:56 AM

    Seriously…who cares?…it’s little brother sparty…their poor excuse of a football program is irrelevant on a local, regional and national level…their life long inferiority complex with Michigan will always haunt them and cause sleepless nights.

  3. gordon57 says: Aug 21, 2013 7:47 PM

    Yupp…Big Brother got his ass kicked by Little Bro 4 out of the last five years and the odds are real good it will happen again this year.

  4. tdub821 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:58 AM

    @Gordon57….News Flash: RichRod is gone along with all his recruits…it’s funny how you want to only recognize the little 4 year run you had during richrod….lets go back the last 20…lol…you guys are funny…also, you won’t win this year or anytime soon….by the way, have you been to rivals.com in a while?…check out your laughable recruits, then check out ours if you have the courage…lol…. Go Blue! Death to little sparty.

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