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Texas' Garrett Gilbert tabbed to start

Updated: August 30, 2011, 2:27 AM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Garrett Gilbert has earned a second chance to be the starting quarterback at Texas.

The junior who threw 17 interceptions as Texas went 5-7 last season was announced Monday as the starter for the Longhorns' season opener Saturday night at home against Rice.

Gilbert won a four-way battle for the job in new coordinator Bryan Harsin's offense.

The Longhorns threw the position open after Texas had one of its worst offensive seasons in 20 years in 2010 and ...

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