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Michigan State's QB Battle Will Go Beyond Spring Practice

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Starter could be decided after season begins.

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If you're waiting to see who will start at quarterback for the Michigan State Spartans on opening day, you may have to wait until opening day.

Mark Dantonio says fifth-year senior Tyler O'Connor will begin spring with the top job, but the eventual starter won't be finalized until well into the regular season.

From ESPN:

"O'Connor will go in as the leader in that situation, but that's going to bear out over August camp and really I think over the first couple games," Dantonio said. "We're going to see how everybody performs. We're going to give everybody opportunities."

Whoever is the new starter will replace Connor Cook, who didn't win the starting role himself until a few games into the 2013 season and had a very successful run under center, going 34-5.

Competing with O'Connor will be Damion Terry, Brian Lewerke and Messiah DeWeaver.

Spring practice begins Tuesday and runs through April 23.