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Texas may seem like a mismatch for this list because the Longhorns basically ran a two-quarterback system last season. Unfortunately for Texas, it didn't work out. The Longhorns finished 9-4 after a miraculous Alamo Bowl comeback over the Oregon State Beavers.
Texas ran its system to utter failure. No, nine wins wasn't "utter failure," but the way Mack Brown and company switched quarterbacks all year was completely wrong.
Brown was switching quarterbacks mid-game, and he was playing whichever quarterback wasn't making mistakes. This is exactly how you run that system with two established quarterbacks who have both learned to cope with making mistakes.
With Case McCoy and David Ash, though, Brown didn't leave either quarterback in the game long enough to overcome self-created adversity. Neither quarterback was forced to stay in a game and find a way to win after he had caused the problem.
Ash was the better of the two, and he was allowed to play more minutes by far. Unfortunately, pulling him after mistakes never gave him a shot at learning. He went out on the field nervous that he would get pulled for screwing up.
The big "surprise?" He screwed up and got pulled out of games. He never learned how not to beat himself. The only exception was the bowl game. Ash was left in the game to fend for himself. What happened? That miraculous comeback victory.
Imagine if he'd been forced to do that earlier in the season. Texas may have made it to a BCS bowl.
Brown needs to pick a half for each and let his quarterbacks battle it out statistically. The way he ran the system in 2012 basically guaranteed that both quarterbacks would stay at high school-level skill.
Yes, Texas ran a two-quarterback system, in a sense, last year, but the Longhorns certainly didn't run it for success. They ran it out of desperation, and they never gave themselves a chance to climb out of the desperation gutter.
Texas is full of talented recruits, and those recruits need to be developed as much as possible. Telling your quarterbacks that someone will always be there to bail them out is not the way to win a national championship.
To Mack Brown: "Remember the Alamo...Bowl!" Develop both your signal-callers like you did Ash in that game and see who wins in the long run.