5 Reasons South Carolina Should Run a 2-QB Offense This Year

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5 Reasons South Carolina Should Run a 2-QB Offense This Year
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Head coach Steve Spurrier has two very impressive quarterbacks to utilize on his 2013 South Carolina roster.

The two-quarterback offense is a touchy subject for offenses in college football.  

Many teams struggle to find continuity and passing chemistry when switching between quarterbacks, but some can achieve greatness. 

Platooning quarterbacks has not had renowned success other than the 2006 Florida Gators with Chris Leak and Tim Tebow, but even then, the Gators did not use a full 2-QB offense. 

I am typically against the 2-QB sets, because I like to see more consistency at the game's highest pressure position.  The change of rhythm can be hazardous to a team, and there is a football saying that says if you have two quarterbacks, then you don't have one. 

So why should Spurrier consider the 2-QB offense?

South Carolina is a true special case scenario in 2013. 

The Gamecocks are the counterexample to the old saying.  

They truly have two quarterbacks. 

The Gamecocks are a team that has too much talent at the quarterback position.

Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson are extremely talented and bring a unique combination of great skill sets and on-field experience.   

South Carolina used both Shaw and Thompson at various parts of the season due to injuries to Shaw.  In the Outback Bowl win over the Michigan Wolverines, Spurrier played both quarterbacks and had great success with a 2-QB offense.  

Here are five reasons why Spurrier and the Gamecocks should platoon their quarterbacks and run the 2-QB offense.   

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