So, there's been a lot of talk about Denard really shining in camp, and being a big favorite to start this year. I file that under, "I'll believe it when I see it", but none the less, that's been the talk.
My question is this. Can anybody provide a recent BCS example of a situation where a highly successful returning starter was benched in favor of another candidate, BEFORE that returning starter was given ample opportunity to either succeed or fail?
This is why I doubt it. I can't remember that happening. Maybe it has and I don't know. But to my knowledge, in all of recent history, a returning starter with the success of Tate from last year has always been given the reigns first, and has only been benched for the guy that was shining in workouts if he fails miserably, or if the other guy does unbelievably well in spot duty.
Has there been a situation where I'm overlooking a successful returning starter being overtaken by another guy before the season even starts?