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Everybody knows Texas has a question at quarterback

David Ash

Texas has three quarterbacks on the roster, but none seem to be a clear leader of the pack under new head coach Charlie Strong. Strong believes that and so to do the fans of the Longhorns. That was put on display during he latest stop in a bus tour to meet and greet alumni and fans Tuesday, when Strong discussed one of his biggest concerns about the 2014 Longhorns. Strong opened with his thoughts and paused to allow the crowd to fill in the blank in unison.

Per the Dallas Morning News;

Strong even played to the crowd as he began to break down his roster: “But I know this, the position everyone is concerned with is …”

On cue and in unison, the crowd responded: “Quarterback.”

Such is life in Austin right now for a program looking to get back on the national college football podium. The days of Vince Young and Colt McCoy already feel like a distant memory. David Ash may be considered the favorite for the job at the start of the season, just based on his previous experience under center at Texas, but can be an injury just waiting to happen. Ash played in just three games in 2013, in which he completed 53 of 87 pass attempts for 760 yards and seven touchdowns with two interceptions as a junior.

The Longhorns also have sophomore Tyrone Swoopes (13 pass attempts in 2013) and four-star quarterback, according to Rivals, Jerrod Heard.

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5 Responses to “Everybody knows Texas has a question at quarterback”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: May 21, 2014 1:20 PM

    Don’t worry… They’ll get another 5 star and when he doesn’t win a national title as freshman they’ll boo him out of the county.

  2. deucez2 says: May 21, 2014 1:31 PM

    What? Gilbert got plenty of opportunities to succeed on the field and he’ll tell you that. The problem that he experienced is Mack tried to fit a square peg into a round hole. After being beat by Bama, Mack declared he needed a more pro-style offense that depended primarily on clock control and pounding the ball. However, he recruited linemen that fit a zone-read, spread blocking scheme and were underdeveloped. Gilbert came from a spread offense, had a hard time adjusting. He listened too much to criticism and the offensive scheme/line let him down. Going away from what buttered Mack’s bread with Vince and Colt led to Mack’s misses in recruiting and eventually his demise.

  3. 8to80texansblog says: May 21, 2014 1:56 PM

    ^^^ Touche…

    Good points and well stated. Looking back on it, it seems stupid that he made that change. Had McCoy not gotten hurt he would probably have 2 titles in 5 years with that system…

    He makes that change and now has essentially been passed up in the state not only by A&M but Baylor too…

  4. 9timd9 says: May 22, 2014 12:38 AM

    Umm, last I checked they didn’t have CRAP at RB or WR either, LOLLLL…or at coaching!

  5. studdmuffins says: May 22, 2014 11:42 AM

    Think you need to look at who is playing for Texas before you comment 9tim!!!

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