The Ohio State Buckeyes are a prime example of why we must prepare all of the players on our depth chart. The Buckeyes won a Big Ten Championship game, the semis-final play off game, and the National Championship with their third team quarterback. They obviously did a great job coaching and preparing all of their players.
Most likely though, only a small percentage of high school teams went through this past season having given their second quarterback meaningful work. Part of our problem is in our mentality as coaches. We grow to trust and rely on our starter to the point that our second team quarterback becomes a clip board holder or play signaler. Those are important roles, but it is prudent to have that player prepared for live game situations. Even though it is mid-season, there are steps that can be taken now to prepare the second team quarterback for the future…read more.
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