"I would have had to see how spring ball and everything went," Stave said when asked if he would have considered getting his degree and transferring before next season had Andersen remained. "Regardless, I've got to be here next semester, because I have put enough time already into getting an engineering degree. I'm going to get it.Here's a great story from Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recapping Joel Stave's insanely eventful season. The quote above is Stave saying he might've transferred if Gary Andersen remained in Madison, but the full article describes Stave's path from presumed starter entering the season to inactive following his early-season throwing issues, and back to his current status as Wisconsin's starter.
Melvin Gordon and Barry Alvarez also shared some impressive praise for Stave. Gordon in particular said he, as well as other teammates, thought Stave won the starting in fall camp.