Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Senior Brent Jorgenson and freshman Drew Bauer are at the heart of the quarterback competition this training camp for the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) football team, which started practice this past Saturday.
UMD's starter this season will be tasked with replacing Chase Vogler, a four-year starter for the Bulldogs who left as the winningest quarterback in school history.
In his time as the starting quarterback, Vogler went (46-6) while helping the team to three Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) titles and the 2010 NCAA Division II championship.
Both Jorgenson and Bauer said Monday they are choosing not to think too much of the big picture, rather focusing on the smaller battles they need to win every day at practice.
"I need to go out and get better every day," Jorgenson said. "I don't see is as if I'm competing against anyone else. I'm just competing against myself, and I want to go out every day and get better."
"It's just a battle," Bauer termed the open competition. "Everyone's out here trying to earn a spot no matter what position you play, whether it's wideout, safety, quarterback, or whatever it is."
Bauer and Jorgenson took the majority of first-team snaps for UMD this past spring and are considered the frontrunners, but the Bulldogs also have rostered freshmen Gavin Glenn, Justin Laureys, and J.T. DenHartog and sophomore Eric Kline at the quarterback position.