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08:19 AM ET 07.11 | Even in the offseason, questions persist in Austin -- and they have little to do with the defense. After all, the No. 1 summer activity in Austin, besides complaining about the heat, is speculating about Texas' quarterback situation. It's been in a state of flux since [Colt McCoy] departed after the 2009 season. Sophomore David Ash appears to have the edge over junior Case McCoy entering fall camp. But nothing is etched in stone, which is the way coach Mack Brown and his staff want it. The predominant thought in the Bevo Nation, however, is Texas will go only as far as its quarterback takes it. Talk about heat. But when it comes to the offense, the keys to success extend well beyond that single position.

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July 11, 2012  08:32 AM ET

The humor value will be thru the roof if SMU has a great passing attack and Texas struggles....

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July 11, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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all he needs to do is not make mistakes, make an occasional big play and hand off the to RB stable.

Sounds like a Bammer QB job description.



<ducks incoming Bevo chips>

July 11, 2012  08:41 AM ET

So what! It's always hot in Austin during the summer. For that matter, it's hot everywhere in Texas in the summer....dammit.

July 11, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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The humor value will be thru the roof if SMU has a great passing attack and Texas struggles....

They will. But.....

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July 11, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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Ash is the QB. why these idiots keep saying otherwise is beyond me and all he needs to do is not make mistakes, make an occasional big play and hand off the to RB stable.The kicking game worries me more.

What about the O-line?

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July 11, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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However, we have no kicker right now and the kicker the past 8 years has been nails winning several games with no time left.

That's a baaaad thing. Gators know from experience. Our ace kicker was injured (2 years ago? last year? don't recall exactly) and it caused all sorts of problems. Had to go for it on 4th when we normally would've gone for the FG, and we didn't have a strong short yardage game. And late in the game when you just want to get to the 30 for a chance at the winning FG, we had to make it more like the 15 as the target for a decent chance. Sucked royally.

July 11, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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depth is the issue there but if healthy should be fine. However, we have no kicker right now and the kicker the past 8 years has been nails winning several games with no time left.

I'd like to see them do away with the goal posts. Since that won't happen, not having a kicked can be BAAADDDDD.

Do like Leach did a few years ago and have the student body try out. He found one...at least pretty good.

July 11, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Sounds like a Bammer QB job description.<ducks incoming Bevo chips>

It's a bad thing when Alabama does it, but when Texas does it....

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July 11, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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The humor value will be thru the roof if SMU has a great passing attack and Texas struggles....

This will happen. Course look at the SOS to determine the real reason for it. GG can light up secondaries with less of a rush

July 11, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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It's a bad thing when Alabama does it, but when Texas does it....

It's not a bad thing if either one do it IMHO. I just can't believe that teams like Bama and UTx can't get SEVERAL QBs that are capable of executing a good passing game. It sure looks like they get MANY top notch players in other positions.

July 11, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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It's a bad thing when Alabama does it, but when Texas does it....

Its just working with what you got.

July 11, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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It's a bad thing when Alabama does it, but when Texas does it....

just means that the QB is mediocre at both places

July 11, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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This will happen. Course look at the SOS to determine the real reason for it. GG can light up secondaries with less of a rush

Will have to remember to post passing stats at least once a month for both team just to spin up our LH mafia once the season starts.

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July 11, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Mack Brown can't win with a good QB leading his team.

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