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Published August 03, 2013, 08:28 PM

UND football fall camp begins

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV)-- Up in Grand Forks, the motto is brick by brick as UND tries to build its program into a contender in the Big Sky.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV)-- Up in Grand Forks, the motto is brick by brick as UND tries to build its program into a contender in the Big Sky.

And in that league, as UND found out last year, the foundation has to start with a good quarterback.

That's the main headline the next few weeks as rookie QBs Joe Mollberg of Detroit Lakes and Illinois slinger Ryan Bartels compete under center.

The two of them already took one big step, staying in Grand Forks in the off-season to work with the team.

Chris Mussman- UND Head Coach: "We probably had 60, 65 guys consistently stay this summer and so invariably those guys are in better shape because they are training with their peers and there is competition out here on the field every single day."

Joe Mollberg- UND RFR. QB (Detroit Lakes): "Most of the guys stayed here over the summer and everyone worked their butt off. It was a great summer as a team and as a unit, but also individually. Everyone who was here all summer put in their work and I'm pretty sure everyone is going to have a great year and it will pay off."

One of the notable plays at UND camp today, was an interception by safety Chavon Mackey, on a Mollberg pass. Mackey is making the switch from corner to safety for his senior year.

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