Share

Why Rumblings About Syracuse’s Two-QB System Would Be A Big Mistake

Here’s a better solution than splitting reps equally between two signal callers when the game starts.

According to Nate Mink of the Post-Standard, the Syracuse coaches have not ruled out a two quarterback system. Luckily, quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said on record he doesn’t think that’s “the way Shafer would go.”

Let’s hope not. While it’s fine to play your cards close to the vest, it doesn’t help anyone to rotate QBs in and out every few possessions once games start. The old adage still rings true: If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have any quarterbacks. And swapping signal-callers in-game is a recipe for disaster.

It’s one thing to utilize a subset of plays for a quarterback if he brings something special to the table. We all clamored for the use of a Wildcat offense for a few downs last season for the explosive Ashton Broyld. There’s plenty of examples through recent college football memory where a dual-threat running/passing QB had success running a few series in-game. The most famous example is the ’07 Florida Gators, who started Chris Leak en route to a BCS title, but got contributions along the way from freshman Tim Tebow.

And maybe Terrel Hunt is that type of player. Could Syracuse run a traditional pro-style offense with Drew Allen, then throw Hunt into the mix for a few read-option plays? Yeah. That could keep these fast-attacking ACC defenses on their toes during Syracuse’s first foray into its new conference.

But a case where there’s no true #1 guy, just a weekly carousel of rotating QBs will put the Orange in a hole. Establishing the leader of the huddle, and the identity of the offense is critical. SU needs to know who its best option is under center in two weeks when Penn State is on the field, and trust in that.

Posted: D.A.

163 Comments on this Post

  1. Pretty section of content. I simply stumbled upon your web
    site and in accession capital to claim that I get
    in fact loved account your weblog posts. Any way I
    will be subscribing for your feeds and even I success you get right of
    entry to persistently rapidly.

  2. Hi, Neat post. There is a problem together with your web
    site in internet explorer, may test this? IE still is the marketplace leader and a huge
    portion of other folks will omit your wonderful writing
    because of this problem.

  3. Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the amazing work.

  4. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried
    out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material
    stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over
    that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably
    come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case
    you shield this increase.

  5. I like this post, enjoyed this one appreciate it for posting .

  6. Thanks for spending time on the computer (writing) so others don’t have to.

  7. Kaylin Irvine, de Calgary, a enregistr茅 son premier top 10 Coupe du Monde avec un 1:16.07.

  8. With the different kinds of online gaming options available you get to improve on our
    reflexes as well as memory. There are certain things which people need to take into
    account while selecting the Chat rooms. If life is boring, there
    are now a host of sites following in the footsteps
    of chatroulette where you can make random video chat
    connections.

  9. Good article. I’m experiencing a few of these issues as well..

  10. you’re in point of fact a good webmaster. The site loading pace is amazing. It seems that you are doing any distinctive trick. Also, The contents are masterwork. you have done a wonderful job in this subject!

  11. Thank you, I’ve just been looking for info approximately this topic for ages and yours is the best I have came upon till now. However, what in regards to the conclusion? Are you certain about the supply?

  12. We need more insights like this in this thread.

  13. Was totally stuck until I read this, now back up and running.

Leave a Comment