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Yeah, I know that Stave hasn’t even won the starting job yet. He’s competing in fall camp with Tanner McEvoy—who started at quarterback, moved to safety and moved back to quarterback—and according to Jake Kocorowski of Bucky's 5th Quarter, it is far from certain that Stave will keep his starting job.
I also know that Wisconsin will be without Jared Abbrederis, Jacob Pedersen and James White, three dangerous pass-catching options this year.
Indeed, Wisconsin’s leading receiver that will be back in 2014 is Jordan Frederick—with 27 career catches.
However, Stave does have the frame (6'5", 220 lbs) and the stats (278-for-455, 3,598 yards, 28 TD, 16 INT) of an impressive quarterback.
He’s fully healthy coming into this season and will have Melvin Gordon, who will give Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah a run as the Big Ten’s best running back, behind him. That kind of a running threat will make any quarterback better.
Combine all of that with the game against Nebraska being in Camp Randall on Nov. 15, and Stave could give the Blackshirts plenty of headaches.