Normally when a team has more than one quarterback, it's called a controversy. But that's not the case at UTC. Jacob Huesman and Terrell Robinson give new meaning to a dual quarterback threat, and the duo is coming off their best game as a tandem.
Head coach Russ Huesman didn't necessarily have a goal of playing two quarterbacks this year, but he didn't want to leave a talented player on the bench for the whole game."They're good players. Somehow, they've got to have the ball in their hands or the illusion of the ball in their hands to make this (spread) offense work." Said Jacob,"I don't think that me or Terrell either of us is used to kind of splitting time. Recently, it's something that we have shown that it can work." Added Robinson,"It's definitely not something you always see in football. We went through it in fall camp, and felt good about what we were doing. It's kind of just second nature to us now."
Besides illusion, the two quarterbacks create intrigue when they're on the field at the same time. Said Jacob,"We sit in the meeting room up there, and we just continue to draw up possibilities. We could do this. We could do this. We could put you here and do this."
Against the Citadel, Robinson and Huesman ran roughly twenty plays together. Said Jacob,"Really wherever anybody lines up, you've got an option of somebody throwing the ball. That's something the defense really has to prepare for."
Reporter-"Would it be hard to have them on the field at the same time all the time?" Said Coach Huesman,"Yeah, it would probably be harder on Terrell because Terrell has got to learn a lot of different positions and a lot of different things."
But will the Mocs new version of the dual quarterback threat become a trend? Said Robinson,"Just depends on the coach you've got, and how much he believes in you, and what you are doing at the time. If they feel good about it, it could be a trend. But who knows."
While Robinson and Huesman may bring different talents to the field, they share the same goal. Said Coach Huesman,"I think they both just want to win, and that's the important thing."