So I was thinking, and having two spread QBs that play this season is an advantage. We all know the most important position in the spread is the QB. Remember what happened when West Virginia lost Pat White due to injury in the Pitt game? Well, they lost. The offense wasn't the same without him. Same goes for Oregon when they lost Denis Dixon. Thus, what makes the Spread so powerful (a dynamic QB)
concomitantly makes it an achilles heal because the vitality of the team is dependent on the QB. How do you remedy the situation? Well, you have to go against the popular dogma that if u have two QBs, you don't have one. A spread coach MUST then prepare and play two QBs...thus it isn't a season ender or loss if one of the QBs goes out. This is where I think RR is ahead of the pack. Having both Tate and Denard playing at the same time is a bonus not a liability. He wants both to play throughout the season and for the coming years. Losing to PITT cost him a chance to go to the big game. Just imagine what would happen to Florida if Tebow broke his leg. I guarantee you they would no longer be the favorite to win the SEC or title. Imagine a Michigan team with two QBs perfectly capable of running the offense, with experience, and different strengths. The added bonus is that defensive coordinators have to prepare for two distinct QBs running the offense. I think as M fans we need to realize that the days of the statue QB who is protected at all costs has been replaced with dynamic QBs that are asked to run and who can be replaced if need be. The higher risk to the QB in a spread needs to be offset somehow. That is the lesson learned by RR. The only way to offset that risk is to have more than one QB ready to take the reigns that way if one goes down, the team doesn't miss a beat. What do you guys think?