There's an in-state Michigan flair to it all. Former Spartan, Wolverine battle for Patriots' final QB roster spot Scout.com: The State of The Backups How things panned out last year has definitely made the back-up QB position of more importance and even intrigue. Kevin O'Donnell sure looks like a legit player. As one who has experienced the madness of this rivalry, Mich. State/scUM, it's not odd how the tenuous connection still makes news. It sure doesn't feel "blustery," though. My prediction: Hoyer beats out Gut, who will be gobbled on the waiver wire. Detroit views their second draft as fastidiously going through our cast-offs on the waiver wire. For good reason. A LeKevin Smith probably plays for Detroit.