The Wisconsin Badgers began the 2014 season with very high hopes. They were dreaming of a Big Ten Championship, and possibly even more. During the off season, the Badgers switched quarterbacks benching two year starter Joel Stave and starting South Carolina transfer Tanner McEvoy. The Badgers were hoping the change would spark the offense a little, which stalled towards the end of last season due to Stave’s poor play. Well that didn’t work. Tanner McEvoy didn’t do any better and was benched last weekend for Stave. Joel Stave proceeded to come into the game and completed three passes to the same guy. Problem is that guy played for the Northwestern Wildcats.
So where do they turn now? You would assume they could continue to go back and forth between McEvoy and Stave and go with whoever sucks less that weekend. If the Badgers wanted to they could try something different with sophomores Bart Houston or Thad Armstrong. Or they could go really off the grid and give former walk-on Conner Senger a shot, which I covered when he played high school football several years ago. Senger is a good athlete who might just be what the Badgers need.
There is a deeper problem here. This team has messed around with the quarterback situation for a long time now. For some reason, they refuse to recruit any quality quarterbacks. I don’t know why, but for some reason they think they can just stick whoever under their and expect them to complete enough passes to make something happen. I don’t know. However, I will tell you this; it is time for the Badgers to go recruit a quality quarterback to lead this offense. In today’s game, you can’t just line up in an I-Formation anymore and hand the ball off fifty times a game. You need creativity. You need a capable quarterback the very least. It’s time for the Badgers offense to come into the 21st century and go get one.