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The Texas QB battle is far from won

Posted on: March 9, 2011 12:38 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It's been nearly two weeks since Texas began holding spring practice, and in our primer on the Longhorns, we said the biggest question mark surrounding Texas this spring would be the team's starting quarterback. We also said that it could be some time before new offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin made a decision on who it would be.

Turns out that's exactly what it will be. Harsin talked to the media following practice on Tuesday and said that Texas may not make a decision until a week before it starts the season against Rice on September 3.

“I’ve been through this situation before,” Harsin said. “We’ve always got to have that point before the first game (when the decision is made). That can be a week, that can be 10 days, that can be two weeks.

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“They’ll perfect [the playbook] through the summer, come back in fall camp and let us tweak it and tighten it up a little bit more, then we’ll let them go play and put them in scenarios. We’ll base our decision off of that.”

At the beginning of practice, Garrett Gilbert has to be considered the favorite given his edge in experience, but it's not as if the experiences he had weren't disasterous at times. Which leaves the door open for guys like Case McCoy, Connor Wood and even incoming freshman David Ash.

Seeing as how Harsin just got to Austin, it's hard to blame him for wanting to see as much as he can from each of his quarterbacks before finally making a decision.
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