Michigan Football 2009: When Two Quarterbacks Are Better Than One

Posted by Charles Welch on August-18-2009 Add Comments

Terms like "running back by committee" and "two quarterback system" don't necessarily stem from positive observations by a coaching staff. More often than not, what is said (by these terms) and what is meant are two completely different things.

It could mean the team in question has incredible depth and competition (see USC). 

However, when I hear most coaches say these things, I cringe at the prospect of what is actually meant. When a coach says we are running a two quarterback system or running back by committee, it means nobody has stepped up or separated themselves enough to really show they are a clear starter.

In other words the team in question has decent scholarship players at the position, but...

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