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One QB may not be enough at Texas

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08:15 AM ET 08.09 | Texas certainly has quantity at quarterback, but No. 1 starter quality is for this practice season to determine -- or is it? If [Garrett Gilbert's] the man, fine. If the Lake Travis junior shows in live scrimmages that he's a changed man, that he has weathered the storm and has come out of it a proven, established quarterback who can lead the team, more power to him. But we haven't seen enough in Gilbert's 12 starts to say with any degree of confidence that he can make Texas a winner. ... I don't remember a single game last season when Gilbert made jaws drop. Just passes. So what's the harm in going with quarterbacks 1 and 1A in real games until one of them actually separates himself from the others under fire?

Austin Statesman

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August 9, 2011  08:48 AM ET
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And the D needs to be bigger, stronger, better than ever before too!

But will it cost them 6 million dollars?

August 9, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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But will it cost them 6 million dollars?

Drop in the bucket for UTx

August 9, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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The only meaningful question I can see is how the hell Kirk Bohls can keep his job at the Statesman when he's always been such a freakin' idiot ...

I've gotten used to it. Statesman's main competition, San Antonio Express, loves them some Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys so AAS frequently takes a different approach.

That being said ... Bohl's comment about "just passes" has a lot to do with Greg Davis. The offense had no identity last year and the QB was asked to throw tons of bubble screens and over-the-middle dink-and-dunk stuff to offset the lack of a running game. They were "just passes" in my book too.

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August 9, 2011  09:36 AM ET

That's a James Bond movie. "One QB is Not Enough"

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August 9, 2011  09:42 AM ET
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The only meaningful question I can see is how the hell Kirk Bohls can keep his job at the Statesman when he's always been such a freakin' idiot....

Every time I come down there and take the Sports section of the Statesman to "the library" at my in-law's house, I ask the same question.

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August 9, 2011  09:45 AM ET

If the O-line does'nt step up and a running back take the #1 spot you can throw whoever you want in and they will have a tuff time.

August 9, 2011  09:50 AM ET

This is just a hack doing some back-seat-coaching, similar to back-seat-driving.

Doc's statement about the nature of the offensive playcalling having alot to do with the perception of GG's abilities is likely accurate. But could it also be that Mack and Davis also already "knew" that the offense in general couldn't be successful throwing downfield, due to GG lack of capability, poor O-line protection, lack of playmakers at WR, etc? or at least "thought they knew that"?

August 9, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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This is just a hack doing some back-seat-coaching, similar to back-seat-driving. Doc's statement about the nature of the offensive playcalling having alot to do with the perception of GG's abilities is likely accurate. But could it also be that Mack and Davis also already "knew" that the offense in general couldn't be successful throwing downfield, due to GG lack of capability, poor O-line protection, lack of playmakers at WR, etc? or at least "thought they knew that"?

All of this UTx stuff is eerily familiar.

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August 9, 2011  10:12 AM ET
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All of this UTx stuff is eerily familiar.

Yep - and even the media stiffs, too -

the Gville Sun = San Antonio Express
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the Orlando fishwrapper = Statesman (Ok, maybe not quite as bad as the fishwrapper)

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August 9, 2011  10:14 AM ET
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If the O-line does'nt step up and a running back take the #1 spot you can throw whoever you want in and they will have a tuff time.

The Horns better hope for improvement in their defensive line play, or the Bruins will run rickshaw all over them again this year.

 
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