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Garrett Gilbert officially drops down UT QB pecking order

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Although, for many Texas fans, it probably took far too long.

After being benched following a 2-0f-8, two interception performance against BYU, Longhorns quarterback Garrett Gilbert has officially been named the No. 3 quarterback heading into practice this week behind sophomore Case McCoy and freshman David Ash. Both McCoy and Ash, who have been listed as co-starters for Week 3’s game against UCLA, saw time in Texas’ 17-16 come-from-behind win over the Cougars.

“We will analyze the game and everybody’s [performance],” said UT offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin after the victory. “It is never as good as you think and never as bad as you think.

Yeah, but it was pretty bad for the former starter, and after throwing 17 interceptions last season, Gilbert wasn’t going to be given the benefit of the doubt any longer.

“He’s the starting quarterback. If he moves the ball and scores, he’ll keep it,” coach Mack Brown said of Gilbert before the season.

Against BYU, Gilbert did neither in addition to his two picks. That’ll merit you an instant demotion just about anywhere.

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6 Responses to “Garrett Gilbert officially drops down UT QB pecking order”
  1. caddomiller says: Sep 12, 2011 2:05 PM

    In my humble opinion, this demotion is long overdue!

  2. thefiesty1 says: Sep 12, 2011 2:52 PM

    They should have dropped their OC before last year and he ruined Gilbert’s confidence. Too bad, but the way he’s played last year and the first two games this year, it’s definitely a move in the right direction.

  3. juiceboxsupply says: Sep 12, 2011 3:19 PM

    Everythings gayer in Texas

  4. sportsfan32 says: Sep 12, 2011 3:28 PM

    If Mack Brown would just play the best players regardless of position and whether they are freshmen or not, UT would not be in the position they are currently in. It appears he’s making changes but I’ll believe it when Malcolm is the starter over Fozzy with DJ Monroe as the change of pace back, when Ash or McCoy is given a fair shot and named the starter over GG (UT coaches have implied that GG has a chance to be the starter again if he just practices well), when WRs who can’t block or catch are benched, and finally when Blake Gideon is replaced. Stevie Wonder wouldn’t get burned as much as Gideon.

  5. vegasrobert says: Sep 12, 2011 3:32 PM

    juiceboxsupply, I didn’t realize you were in Texas? Thanks for the announcement. So glad to finally see you come out!

  6. gorilladunk says: Sep 12, 2011 3:52 PM

    I was hoping Mack would have waited at least another month before making this move.

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