New UT QB charged with recovering swagger

July, 25, 2011

DALLAS -- Texas coach Mack Brown opted not to bring quarterback Garrett Gilbert to greet the media. He stayed in Austin. The big question is will Gilbert stay on the sideline in 2011?

Brown said the team lost its swagger last season and the No. 1 criteria for next season's starting quarterback is leadership.

"We want someone who can get the swagger back," Brown said, "and make sure the that the rest of the kids know that this person's going to lead them to victory."

Texas will not name a starting quarterback going into fall camp. Four quarterbacks will battle it out to become the first starter under Brown to have to pull a Texas team out from under a sub-.500 season.

"By not naming a starter," Brown said, "we hope it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on all four of them to become a leader."

The second criteria Brown mentioned is not turning the ball over, a constant issue last season. Brown said when the offense falters, the play-caller gets criticized and the quarterback gets criticized.

Well, Brown took care of the play-caller (Greg Davis). We'll see if the Longhorns have a new quarterback, too.



You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


Fitzsimmons and Durrett: OSU scandal

Part 2 of the articles on OSU's involvment in academic fraud was released. Some claim the expose is unfounded. Ian and Richard warn that there are two sides to all stories.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Longhorns talk

Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss Mack Brown, Manny Diaz and all the latest with the Texas Longhorns.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Barkley on Manziel

Fitzsimmons and Durrett give you the latest on the Johnny Manziel story and Charles Barkley weighs in. You won't believe who the outspoken NBA Hall of Famer is disappointed in and what he thinks about the autograph allegations.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Kirk Herbstreit

Kirk Herbstreit joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett for his weekly visit to preview the 2013 college football season.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Andy Dalton

Former TCU and current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the expectations for the Bengals this season, give a prediction for the TCU-LSU game and talk about what it's like having the Hard Knocks cameras follow him.

Galloway and Company: Manziel talk

Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley, and Mark Friedman react to Dez Bryant's comments regarding the NCAA's ongoing investigation of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Dez Bryant sounds off

Richard Durrett, Ian Fitzsimmons and Glenn "Stretch" Smith react to Dez Bryant sounding off yesterday after practice about Johnny Manziel and the shadiness of the NCAA.

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Dan Beebe

Former NCAA investigator and Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to weigh in on the Johnny Manziel drama and give some insight as to what goes on during an NCAA investigation.