Quarterback Jack Coan will burn his redshirt to start in the Pinstripe Bowl against Miami next week, University of Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst confirmed Thursday morning.
Chryst said starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook practiced to begin bowl prep earlier this month before suffering reoccurring symptoms from a head injury he suffered earlier this year.
"Alex did participate in a couple weeks of bowl practices and then kind of had some reoccurring (symptoms), and we're going with Jack,” Chryst said. “This is one more great opportunity for (Coan), to be able to start. … Nothing’s guaranteed, and so you want to appreciate the opportunities that you get.”
Hornibrook missed the Badgers' game at Northwestern on Oct. 27 with the head injury before being cleared to play the following week versus Rutgers. The junior then sat out the second half against the Scarlet Knights and missed the next two games after he "exacerbated the symptoms of the initial injury," per UW. Hornibrook started the Badgers' regular-season finale against Minnesota before his symptoms returned recently.