10 Backups Who Would Be Starting on Another Football Team

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10 Backups Who Would Be Starting on Another Football Team
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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 reasonproximity to home, playing time or dispute with coaching staffthese guys are biding their time until they can become "the man" rather than an alternate.

Playing second fiddle to someone is never idealat least you wouldn't think it isbut 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.

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