I've often thought the same thing. The idea of starting again with mostly youths and a few seasoned professionals and then emerging at the end with them battle hardened is a sound one. The problem was McCoist was too lazy to put the work in.
The problem was the youths weren’t good enough. No other Rangers manager has ever give more of a chance to youth than Ally McCoist. Aird,Hutton,Perry,Crawford,Hemmings, Gasparotto, Lewis McLeod, Barry McKay, Andy Mitchell, Andy Murdoch. Loads of youth players were given opportunities during that period from 2013 onward