It was a college quarterback quandary that hit the national spotlight last season, the incumbent Bobby Reid versus the versatile Zac Robinson.
"You don't downgrade him because he does everything right and may not play as well on Saturday," said OSU Football coach Mike Gundy following a win over Texas Tech last season. "You let us make that decision."
Gundy and company did. Pulling the trigger as fast as Pistol Pete, benching Reid in favor of Robinson three games into the 2007 season.
"It's a tough situation to be in. You can sometimes feel a lot of pressure," Robinson said. "It's not about that it's all about going out and playing and not worrying what the other guy's doing."
After settling in under center, it was a record-setting season by air and ground. Setting single-season mark for total offense, Robinson ran for nine TD's while passing for 23. The junior signal caller hopes to do it all over again this season.
"I'm getting used to the new crop, the young receivers and how they play," Robinson said. "The first couple weeks have been real good."
With the starting job secure for 2008, it's Robinson who boasts experience he can share with his back-ups.
"I just tell them when they're not in just to focus on watching and not standing in the back," Robinson said. "You can learn a lot from watching the other guy go."
Just like Robinson did when watching Bobby Reid from the sidelines.