- cassius winston of michigan state.
Badger football began its second week of spring practice this morning... if i had a dime for every time someone asked me if hot shot freshman graham mertz was going to be the starting quarterback, i could retire-- again..
Mertz wasn't allowed to speak to the media today, but melissa kim did get a first look at mertz on the field today.
A lot of attention surrounding the quarterback postiion this spring with jack coan the heir apparent with the most experience, but also high touted newbie graham mertz throwing some impressive balls including a 55 yard touchdown pass to aron crookshank and the initial feedback on him - this is a guy who wants to learn.
The more you get to know him, the more you like him you're impressed with him and how he handles everything.
He's apporaching it the right way, he puts time in, studying it, learning it and going out and he's done some good and he's not afraid to make a mistake, so i think if you have that approach then you can get better.
He's eager to learn, always asking questions so that's going ot be real important and that's what the spring is for so it seems like he's hard working he does his study off the field so he definitely should be making a lot more progress this spring.
And jonathan taylor hasn't slowed down at all - building off of goals the badgers didn't accomplish last season.
Gotta win the west, gotta win the ax, so those things like that you gotta take it game by game.
As far as taking personal steps forward for myself, i know me to become more solid in the third down world and the realm that'll help me help the team.
Spring is alwyas an interesting transition for a lot of these players who are growing into leadership roles.
Chris orr who is now a senior - told us he used to look at michael caputo and joel stave and say man, you guys are old!
And now younger guys are saying that to him.
At the mcclain center, melissa kim, news 3 now sports.