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Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

Posted on: January 21, 2011 11:17 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

We already know that there will be plenty of changes with the Texas football program in 2011. It's hard to keep things at the status quo when you hire roughly 87 new coaches during the offseason, and Mack Brown knows that he can't afford another 5-7 season in Austin.  Which means Brown has to be willing to shake things up, and it seems as though he's ready to do just that.

Brown was on ESPN's College Football Live on Thursday and he made an announcement that may come as a surprise to many. According to Brown, the race to be Texas' starting quarterback in 2011 is "wide open."

"Garrett [Gilbert's] got two great years of experience under his belt and we've got some other great quarterbacks as well," said Brown. "That competition, like all the other positions on our team, will be wide open this spring." 

Considering that Garrett Gilbert's 2010 season was, let's just say, less than good, it would only make sense that he wasn't guaranteed anything in 2011. Throw in the fact that new offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin comes to Austin with no connection to any of his new quarterbacks, and it is conceivable that either Connor Wood or Case McCoy could win the job from Gilbert in 2011.

That being said, I don't see it happening. Not only does Gilbert have the edge in experience, but it also says a lot that even with his and the team's struggles in 2010, McCoy and Wood never saw the field. You would think that if either of them were ready to take Gilbert's job that the coaching staff would have given them a shot last season.

Of course, there is a reason none of those coaches are returning, so I suppose anything is possible.
Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:58 am
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

Beneficial things. I am going to occur back again once more once more soon to examine because of some increased.



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

Gilbert was the #2 qb coming out of high school , so ratings coming out of high school don't make a star. Mack Brown is a very good recruiter, but as a coach he is only as good as his assistants. As soon as  the season was over he blamed his coaches, most of them were there for championship years. With at least 55 four or five star players on the roster he shouldn't have a losing season. TCU won with a lot of two and three star players because Patterson is a coach not figure head.  



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

3) He needs a running back(s).
hello Malcolm Brown!!!!!! he's the 2nd ranked back according to Scouts.com, so that problem solved right???
4) He needs to take responsibility for HIS shortcomings, including his lack of leadership ability.
he has good leadership, so i dont agree here.
5) He needs to quit recruiting exclusively in the state of Texas, ignore home town heroes (Gilbert), this aint HS.
that's not as big a problem.

it is conceivable that either Connor Wood or Case McCoy could win the job from Gilbert in 2011.
honestly, hopefully one of them takes the job, Case McCoy would have a bit of a rapport with Jaxon Shipley and Connor Wood (from what i heard) can move around which means, he could run away from trouble.




Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

Seven of those ten years he had Vince and Colt at quarterback. As for being a keyboard jockey I'm just an apprentice compared to you since you started commenting in 2006. At least I'm retired and commenting not sitting at work writing comments on the clock.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

With all the talent Mack gets he should never have a losing season. Maybe its time for Mack to hang it up.


You got it all figured out, huh? What about the last ten winning seasons? Forget about those? There is a reason Mack is a coach and you are a keyboard jockey.



Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

Mack Brown knows how to mess up the QB. When Vince Young was at Texas Mack tried to change his style and it wasn't till Mack decided to let Vince be Vince that things really took off. A few years before Major Applewhite was doing a good job, but star struck Brown just had to play Phil Simm's son. Texas was lucky with Colt, because they had a kid that worked hard to get what he wanted. Colt's family and upbringing had more to do with Colts success than  Mack. This year Mack said it wasn't the players fault, the coaches were at fault. Mack's pride was hurt, weren't most of the coaches there when they won National Championships. With all the talent Mack gets he should never have a losing season. Maybe its time for Mack to hang it up.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

LSUdabest1 is trolling the Longhorn threads today. Thanks for your patronage. Just don't ask him to back up anything he writes with actual facts or statistics.




Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

What he realy needs is for Stoops to go to the NFL.



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

McBrown needs a whole lot more than a QB.

1) He needs great assistant coaches. HIS KEEP GETTING HIRED AS HEAD COACHES!

2) He needs an offensive identity. His luck has run out on one-man offenses. DAVIS SPENT 7+ SPOILED YEARS WITH YOUNG N MCCOY, HE DIDNT HOW TO USE GILBERT...WHICH I PERSONALLY AM NOT A FAN OF...AS YOU POINTED OUT BELOW

3) He needs a running back(s). GOT A TON......STICK WITH ONE.  DAVIS NEVER HAD AN OFFENSIVE GAME PLAN HE COULD COUNT ON CONSISTANTLY STEMMING FROM GILBERTS INABILITIES

4) He needs to take responsibility for HIS shortcomings, including his lack of leadership ability.  DUNNO WHAT ANGLE YOU'RE ON HERE

5) He needs to quit recruiting exclusively in the state of Texas, ignore home town heroes (Gilbert), this aint HS. TRUE TRUE TRUE...SOME QBS ARENT NFL QB'S...TRICKLIED DOWN IN THIS CASE TO NCAA...HE PEAKED HIS SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL...NICE CALL ON THIS ONE!    IF WE HAD THE STARS OF EVERY TEAM ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT WERE FROM TEXAS....WE'D BE THE NCAA VERSION OF THE DREAM TEAM!   SOME GO ELSEWHERE.  WE DONT RECRUIT SOLELY FROM THE STATE...THERE'S JUST INBRED TALENT AND A PLETHERA OF IT....IT'S UP TO THE SCOUTS TO SEE THAT KIDS LIKE GILBERT WON'T FLOURISH IN COLLEGE BALL.  HE COST US A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP...5 PICKS 7 3-N-OUTS AND A FUMBLE, AND WE STILL HAD IT TO WITHIN 3 POINTS WITH 5 MINS REMAINING...HE SUCKS!

6) He needs to spend more time in the film room and less time in the ESPN studios.
IT'S OFF SEASON......AS OF NOW TOP RECRUITING CLASS AS RATED BY LEMMING!    DURING THE SEASON....HE DAILY ROUTINE IS WICKED FOR STUDY ON UPCOMING GAMES....REALLY NICE PIECE WRITTIEN BY A JOURNALIST WHO FOLLOWED HIM THROUGH 2 MONTHS  ....HE'S IN THE FILM ROOM-TRUST ME OUT THERE SOMEWHERE

OVER ALL I AGREE, NICE POST MY MAN.   MAIN HITTING POINTS.....FRIGGIN' GILBERT AND EX-OC GREG DAVIS....WE WON'T BE DOWN LONG....I HOPE!



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2011 11:37 am
 

Mack Brown declares Texas QB race 'wide open'

McBrown needs a whole lot more than a QB.

1) He needs great assistant coaches.

2) He needs an offensive identity. His luck has run out on one-man offenses.

3) He needs a running back(s).

4) He needs to take responsibility for HIS shortcomings, including his lack of leadership ability.

5) He needs to quit recruiting exclusively in the state of Texas, ignore home town heroes (Gilbert), this aint HS.

6) He needs to spend more time in the film room and less time in the ESPN studios.



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