Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- It wasn't hard imagining then first-year University of Minnesota Duluth head football coach Curt Wiese laying awake last spring worrying about who his starting quarterback would be --- but that doesn't seem to be a problem headed into the coach's second season.
Drew Bauer emerged as the replacement for Chase Vogler as the Bulldogs' starting signal caller, starting all 13 games en route to an (11-2) record and a spot in the NCAA Division II tournament.
It's that experience added to Bauer's willingness to learn that makes Wiese seem far more comfortable this spring than last.
"Drew has progressed a lot this spring, just in maturity, leadership, and his execution of our offense," Wiese said. "He's had a really good spring so far, and certainly that's an area we need to be able to improve and put the football in the air next fall."
The Bulldogs will cap off the 2014 spring season with the annual Maroon-White scrimmage, which will be played April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Malosky Stadium.