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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Gauging the Big 12's spring quarterback battles

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

The biggest potential issue for any team during spring practice is settling on a starting quarterback. It makes vacation go a lot more smoothly for coaches if they know there's a firmly entrenched starter in place after spring practice concludes.

Here's a look at the quarterback situations in the Big 12, grouped by the level of confidence coaches should have in their players at the position.

No worries: Everything should be great here.

Solid: A starter is firmly entrenched but he needs to pick up his effort this season.

Red alert: Lack of a proven starter is a major cause for concern for each of these schools.

We'll check these again at the end of spring practice to see how they've changed.