The Wisconsin Badgers will open the 2019 College Football season with junior Jack Coan as the teams starting quarterback.
Coan is the only quarterback on the roster to have a start under his belt. He started four games and played in 11 and was the most consistent quarterback during the teams training camp.
“I thought he improved in a lot of different (areas),” head coach Paul Chryst said. “He’s got a better understanding of himself, of our offense, of what teams are doing. I like the progress he has made.”
Freshman Graham Mertz and redshirt freshman Chase Wolf are listed as co-No. 2’s on the depth chart, which was released on Sunday.
In 2018, Coan completed 56 of 93 attempts (60.2%) for 515 yards. He threw five touchdown passes and was intercepted three times. His best start came against Purdue when he led the Badgers to a 47-44 come-from-behind win in triple overtime. In that game, he completed 16 of 24 for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
Coan also finished the season by completing 6 of 11 for 73 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for a touchdown in a 35-3 Pinstripe Bowl victory over Miami.
The Badgers open the 2019 season at South Florida on Friday night.