Backing up a star player on a BCS football team is not the worst place in which to find oneself.
The 10 players on this list are all backups, but each of them has the skills to start if given the chance at another program.
For whatever reason—proximity to home, playing time or dispute with coaching staff—these guys are biding their time until they can become "the man" rather than an alternate.
Playing second fiddle to someone is never ideal—at least you wouldn't think it is—but for the time being, that's the row these players have to hoe.
Ideal or not, they have made the best of it and demonstrated a level of talent that would make them prime candidates to start elsewhere.