As someone who is not an expert in all things football, I'm curious how often various position groups of a football team get substituted. I thought others might be curious too, so alas, this topic.
What sparked this thought is the matchup against Florida and what we all know is a killer starting defensive line, but possibly some significant drop off after the starters. So, how long do defensive line starters typically stay on the field until they get a breather? Is it a few plays? A few series? A whole quarter? Does it just depend on the coaches watching them play and noticing when they seem tired? How long do they typically sit?
Similar question for other position groups. It seems that QB, P, K, and sometimes RB play a whole game, but what about others?
I've always been facinated by the strategy of football. Similar to a car race pit stop, I'm sure there is some optimization to be had regarding subbing as a group vs. individual subs and when to do it for various position groups.
Thanks in advance for feeding the football appetite while we wait 10 days for the season to start.