Texas head coach Charlie Strong has suggested time and time again this offseason he has a concern about the quarterback situation heading into the first game of the season. With the season opener in South Bend, Indiana against Notre Dame creeping closer and closer, Strong is going to have to make a decision soon. If pushed to make that call today, he knows who would be leading the offense for the Longhorns.
“If we had to go play Notre Dame today, it would be Tyrone.”
Tyrone, of course, is Tyrone Swoopes. For those who have been following the offseason quarterback news out of Austin, hearing Strong’s comments about Swoopes today should come as no surprise.
Coming out of the spring practices in April, Strong stated Swoopes was his number one guy at the moment. More recently, Strong said he expects to play both Swoopes and Jerod Heard in the season opener against the Irish, although he noted concerns about playing Heard on the road in the primetime game. Swoopes clearly has the experience edge with Heard sitting out last season as a redshirt player. Swoopes passed for 2,409 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall, but was intercepted 11 times.
Texas kicks off the 2015 season on the road against Notre Dame on September 5 in primetime on NBC.