Jul 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Gary Andersen addresses the media during the Big Ten football media day at Hilton Chicago. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten Football news: Wisconsin names Tanner McEvoy starting QB over Joel Stave

One of the Big Ten teams involved in a high-profile contest to get the 2014 college football season kicked off next weekend is the Wisconsin Badgers, as they will be taking on the LSU Tigers. But when they do, though, there will be an unfamiliar face at quarterback as recent starter Joel Stave will be taking a seat.

The sort of stunning announcement was made on Friday that redshirt junior Tanner McEvoy would be getting the nod under center when the Badgers take the field against the SEC power LSU, rather than Stave.

Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

According to three sources, the staff has decided to start McEvoy, a redshirt junior who transferred to UW last season from Arizona Western College.

Given recent history, it was expected that Stave would just assume his normal position when the time came for the regular season to begin, despite the rumblings that he was getting tested in camp from McEvoy.

Well the reports of McEvoy making a strong run were a little more serious than we thought, apparently.

Whether or not this decision sticks remains to be seen. However, one thing that the team does like that the converted safety brings to the table is his versatility, as he can run a lot better than Stave can.

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