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College Football Playoff Contenders Forced to Start Inexperienced Quarterbacks
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Georgia's Hutson Mason will step into some big shoes this fall.

To win a college football national championship, a strong quarterback is a must.

Contenders must have someone who can handle the pressure, someone who isn’t afraid to face a fourth-quarter deficit and lead his team on a crucial drive with 80,000 hostile fans screaming in his ear.

Teams need someone they can trust. Ideally, a veteran.

This fall, some college football playoff contenders won’t have that luxury. While Jameis Winston proved in 2013 that experience isn’t a must while he led Florida State to a BCS National Championship (picking up a Heisman Trophy along the way), coaches prefer an experienced quarterback whom they can count on in the toughest situations.

That said, here’s a look at some College Football Playoff contenders who’ll be forced to start inexperienced quarterbacks this fall.

All quotes for this article were obtained from ASAP Sports transcripts of Big 12 and SEC media days.

 

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