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Garrett Gilbert is no longer Texas' starting QB

Posted on: September 12, 2011 1:09 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2011 1:09 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

This news will come as a shock to absolutely no one who watched his performance and subsequent benching in Texas' game against BYU on Saturday night, but at least now it's been made official: Garrett Gilbert is no longer the starting quarterback for the Texas Longhorns.

Gilbert is now listed as the team's third quarterback on the depth chart behind both Case McCoy and David Ash. As for which one of those two will play when Texas travels to UCLA this weekend, the answer is both. The school has given no official word on which quarterback will take the first snap of the game on offense, but both will see time under center against the Bruins.

Texas also announced that running back Malcolm Brown will start after he lead the team in rushing the first two weeks of the season.

As for Gilbert, after he won the quarterback competition this fall, the year got off to a somewhat promising start. He didn't light the air on fire in Texas' opener against Rice, as he completed only 13 of 23 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown, but the fact he didn't turn the ball over provided a glimmer of hope. A glimmer that disappeared quickly on Saturday night when he completed only 2 of 8 passes and threw 2 interceptions against BYU before being booed off the field and replaced.

McCoy and Ash then came on to lead the Longhorns to a comeback 17-16 win over the Cougars.
Comments

Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: September 12, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Garrett Gilbert is no longer Texas' starting QB

As a fan of Red Raider football, the new McCoy / Shipley connection scares me. Longhorns are back! 



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: September 12, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Garrett Gilbert is no longer Texas' starting QB

Thank you coach for not repeating the Sims/Applewhite fiasco! The answer to the "when will you learn" question is officially "at haltime of the BYU game". McCoy-to-Shipley with a dash of Ash will take you far over the next few years! Sorry Gilbert. We were pulling for you but it looks like you're waiting for something. Watch you're teammate's passion for the game. You had that back in your days at Lake Travis. Get it back soon, son. Hook'em!



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Garrett Gilbert is no longer Texas' starting QB

THANK GOD!mack brown finally did what he should have last year.also very pleased with brown being named the starter.we got a young team but very skilled.nice to be excited about UT football again.HOOK EM HORNS



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: September 12, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Garrett Gilbert is no longer Texas' starting QB

I for one feel bad for Garrett. Alot was expected of him very early. He obviously has the talent to play the postion, but it looks like he is not prepared mentally when its gametime. I was hoping that he would work out because I still believe he can win. I think with the move to Case or David he will transfer just like Jevan did in '07. I think he would fit in great at a school that runs a wide open passing attack like Texas Tech had with Leach. Best of Luck to you Garrett! Keep your head up!




Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Garrett Gilbert is no longer Texas' starting QB

Great job Texas in benching Gilbert.  He was God awful in the Longhorn's narrow win over BYU.  With the upcoming conference schedule, Texas had to do something really quick.  Even though McCoy and Ash will both play, I see McCoy actually emerging as the full-time starter. 
HOOK 'EM HORNS!!!!


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