Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- One of the most visible decisions first-year University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) head football coach Curt Wiese will have ahead of the 2013 season is at the quarterback position, that as he tries to replace graduated four-year starter Chase Vogler.
"I don't think you try to replace Chase," Wiese said. "We've got to try and find our new identity here as a football team. This spring will give us an opportunity for five guys to battle it out, and we'll find out who our next leader will be."
Two of the five guys battling for the starting quarterback gig are juniors, those being Greg Hynes and Brent Jorgenson. The other three are freshmen, those being Gavin Glenn, Drew Bauer, and Justin Laureys.
Whomever is tapped to take over for Vogler will have big shoes to fill. In his four seasons as starting quarterback, he led the Bulldogs to
four Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) North DIivision tiles and the 2010 NCAA Division II championship.
An all-NSIC second team selection in 2012, Vogler completed 169-of-264 passes during his senior season for 2,307 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Known just as much for his feet as his arm, Vogler also added 135 rushes for 962 yards and 17 scores during the 2012 season.