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Updated: Texas has enough of Gilbert, wins with McCoy

Garrett Gilbert, Jamie Blatnick

When Garrett Gilbert was tentatively given the keys to new Texas OC Bryan Harsin‘s offense, it was wondered exactly how much slack he would be given before the Longhorns would decide to go in another direction.

Gilbert, as you’ll recall (and as UT fans try to forget), threw a head-shaking 17 picks last season.

To answer that question, it took eight pass attempts, two completions and two interceptions before Gilbert was benched against BYU this evening.

It was probably the right call. If Mack Brown didn’t do anything, it was possible one of the 100,000 booing fans would have.

Backups Case McCoy, younger brother of Longhorns great Colt McCoy, and David Ash have both seen playing time in the first half as well, with McCoy getting most of the snaps.

The Longhorns’ offense, though, is struggling no matter who takes control. BYU currently leads No. 24 UT 13-3 at the half.

UPDATED 10:16 p.m. ET: On the contrary, whatever adjustments Texas made at halftime worked 0ut. Keeping McCoy under center proved to be a smart move, as Texas came from behind to defeat BYU 17-16.

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7 Responses to “Updated: Texas has enough of Gilbert, wins with McCoy”
  1. rollerino1 says: Sep 10, 2011 8:41 PM

    Exactly how many generations of McCoy’s and Shipley’s are on this team?

  2. One Up the Bum says: Sep 10, 2011 8:53 PM

    I wonder if they got clearence from the Texas legislature or Baylor…

  3. gatorprof says: Sep 10, 2011 10:20 PM

    Great team you got there Mack…time to fall out of the top 25 again.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Sep 11, 2011 12:12 AM

    About time! Gilbert was short arming last week and then two ints. Harsin’s game plan is 1,000 times better than anything the former OC. There’s no way Greg Davis would have EVER called some of the plays last week and tonight.

  5. mdnittlion says: Sep 11, 2011 12:42 AM

    Sometimes it’s possible to be a Bust in college.

  6. TxGrown says: Sep 11, 2011 1:29 AM

    I was at the game….Ash was the real difference.

  7. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 11, 2011 1:29 AM

    Case McCoy is a gamer. Classic example of a kid who isn’t the biggest, not the prettiest or highly touted….. but he wins. I like him. Gilbert seems like a good kid though.

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