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

By staff

Posted by'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.