Will Connor Cook actually overtake Andrew Maxwell to start the opening Michigan State football game three weeks from Friday night against Western Michigan? That's hard for me to believe because I believe Maxwell is better than the results he showed, especially at the end of last season.
Cook bailed Maxwell out in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, but his numbers were hardly good. MSU managed to rally and win the game but the quarterback play wasn't very good from anyone. Obviously the MSU staff wants Maxwell to feel like he must produce more to play this fall with competition at the position for all players to face. Whoever starts the opener should get a break in the first three games against Western, South Flordia and Youngstown State, none of which are expected to have a good season and none of which have any big time defensive expectations this fall either.
Anyone can start at quarterback for Michigan State as I see it and win the first three games. Maybe three guys will play and the most effective then gets the call on September 21st when the season "opens" at Notre Dame.