Through a month of spring practice, a summer of speculation and then another four weeks of fall camp, Michigan State’s quarterback situation has been THE story line of its football program. And, for the most part, it was all guesswork, reading scrimmage stats, gauging the tone of Mark Dantonio, over-blowing opinions of folks sort of in the know.
Hundreds of stories written, nothing but conjecture.
Today, thankfully (and mercifully), the story progresses tangibly. I hope.
MSU’s depth chart for Friday’s opener against Western Michigan is slated to be released later this morning, followed by Mark Dantonio’s 11:30 a.m. press conference.
We should know the starter at QB and who else Dantonio plans on playing at the position.
I’ll be surprised if Andrew Maxwell isn’t the starter. Beyond that, I have no idea what’s coming. My thought is still that Damion Terry will redshirt. But will MSU use both Connor Cook and Tyler O’Connor behind Maxwell? I don’t know.
If Terry is in the equation, as I wrote in a recent column, it’s better for Maxwell in some ways. He’d likely start all season and be the guy anytime MSU had a lead in the fourth quarter, while Terry took several series each game. It would more likely be a true two-man operation.
If it’s Cook or O’Connor, this is much more an in-plain-sight competition, to be played out over the next few weeks.
We should also find out about the plan at running back and wideout, the possibilities just as many, but not limited to one at a time.
Actual news. And, three days later, a game. About time.