Tucson Sugar Skulls

Tucson Sugar Skulls, Marcus Coleman Thrive With Two QB System

Like most football teams, there is a clear cut No. 1 starting QB that leads the way for the team. However, the Tucson Sugar Skulls find themselves in a unique position having not one, but two quarterbacks in Jake Medlock and Matt Behrendt.

Matt Behrendt running for a touchdown. Photo by Troy Hutchison/AllSportsTucson.com

You don’t have to look far to find an example of a two QB system that was highly successful. Back in 1998, the University of Arizona under coach Dick Tomey used a two QB system in a year that his team finished a school-best 12-1.

When you look at the statistics this season for the Sugar Skulls, both quarterbacks have put up impressive numbers, combining for more than 2,000 yards, 53 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. They have been interchangeable, bringing their own style of play to the offense keeping opposing defenses off-balanced.

Coach Marcus Coleman talked about making the playoffs and the goals they set out to achieve and also the advantages of having two quarterbacks that he can rely on heading into the postseason.

Behrendt talked about playing in a two quarterback system and how he stays ready and how the relationship between Medlock and himself has developed since the start of the season.

There is an old saying that goes “If you have two quarterbacks you have none.” That couldn’t be further from the truth for the Tucson Sugar Skulls as the organization finds that it is in the playoffs in their inaugural season. Having the ability to change the quarterback, throwing something different at opposing defenses could play a key role for the Sugar Skulls in the playoffs as they play at Sioux Falls in the opening round next Sunday at 1 p.m., Tucson time.

The only question left is, who will get the start in the playoff game against Sioux Falls?

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