Donovan Named Badgers Starting Quarterback

Tyler Donovan will begin the season as the starting quarterback for the seventh-ranked Wisconsin Badger football team. He's listed as the starter on an updated depth chart released by coach Bret Bielema.

With ten days remaining until Wisconsin's September first season opener against Washington State, Bielema listed Donovan, a fifth-year senior, ahead of junior Allan Evridge. Earlier this month, Bielema said he wanted to decide on a starting quarterback in time to give whomever won the job ten days to prepare for the opener.

Donovan led the Badgers to victories at Iowa and against Buffalo when starter John Stocco was injured last season. But Evridge, a transfer from Kansas State, might have more long-term potential than Donovan -- especially when in the passing game.

The Badgers also listed freshman Gabe Carimi at left tackle, making him the apparent replacement for Joe Thomas, who was drafted third overall by the Cleveland Browns in April.