Mel Tucker has a quarterback competition on his hands entering the season opener. However, it does not sound like a decision will be revealed prior to Friday’s season opener.

During his Monday press conference, the QB battle was of course a key question. Instead of directly answering the question, Tucker said “we’ll see” who runs out on Friday night to take the first snap and then “go from there.”

The battle this offseason has been between former 4-star recruit Katin Houser and Noah Kim, a 3-star prospect from the 2020 recruiting class. Kim completed 14-for-19 passes in 5 appearances a season ago for 174 yards and 3 touchdowns. Houser threw just 2 passes last year as a true freshman but has been highly regarded for his physical abilities.

Finding the right player is crucial for a program looking to get back to a bowl game after a 5-7 mark in 2022. The win total for the Spartans this season is currently set at 5.5, interested fans can get in on that action by using our BetMGM Michigan promo code.

Regardless of who takes the first snap, the new QB will have big shoes to fill for the Spartans. Payton Thorne left the program this offseason after 2 years as the starter, including 11 wins and a Peach Bowl victory for the 2021 season.