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Back-up QBs
« on: September 28, 2013, 12:31:55 pm »

      I've wondered about this in the past. But why do these back-ups, at big programs, always look so unprepared. I know these guys had to be big time players, with a lot of talent. But man they look like they don't know where they're at out there.


Re: Back-up QBs
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 12:36:54 pm »

Less reps in practice, no reps in games, not mentally prepared to suddenly play, used to playing with 2nd team guys not first team so the chemistry isn't there.

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Re: Back-up QBs
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 12:37:00 pm »

Game conditions and practice conditions are not the same thing.   There is no amount of practice prep that will prepare a backup fully.     It is nothing like the HS game, so it doesn't matter how highly regarded a recruit is-- a quarterback is almost never a ready product when they arrive on campus-- and often isn't even sort of ready for a couple of years.


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Re: Back-up QBs
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 12:39:09 pm »

I guess primarily because the #1 QB gets all the work with the first team. As far as coordinating with receivers on the passing game that's pretty important.

Second, just because they were highly recruited out of HS doesn't mean they are ready for the speed of NCAA football.
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