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Max Wittek likes Charlie Strong's handling of Teddy Bridgewater

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11:12 AM ET 02.08 | According to a report from 247Sports, Max Wittek will take a visit to Texas next weekend ($) in order to assess the program and meet with the coaching staff. He has also been in contact with Louisville, which appears to be the primary competition for the Longhorns, perhaps a fitting turn of events given that new head coach Charlie Strong left Louisville for Texas. Wittek shared the appeal of the Longhorns for him: The thing that's most appealing (about the Texas coaching staff) is what they did at Louisville, looking at the way they managed that offense and the relationship Teddy (Bridgewater) had with Coach Watson and Coach Strong. Those are things I look heavily into because I want to have a great relationship with the coaching staff. Being a grad student my class obligations will be less than they have been so I'm really looking to spend more time up in the offices and I really want to have that good relationship with the coaching staff.

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February 8, 2014  11:15 AM ET

The second coming of Garrett Gilbert. smh

February 8, 2014  11:36 AM ET

Texas is a better school for a grad student than Louisville, if he's serious about the academic part of things.

February 8, 2014  11:42 AM ET

Glad there have been no PSU-references stemming from that very questionably worded headline.




Oh, wait.....

February 8, 2014  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Texas is a better school for a grad student than Louisville, if he's serious about the academic part of things.

Agreed.

However, Louisville would seem to be a better destination for a pro-style pocket passer. Not sure if the UTx O line has the guys with technique that fits 5 & 7 step drop timing. UTx O line was recruited to play power O and some hurry up option concepts.

And ... I'd like to know exactly what degree program UTx offers that USC doesn't? Isn't that a stipulation of the graduate transfer rule?

February 8, 2014  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The second coming of Garrett Gilbert. smh

If its the one that played this past season at SMU then I will take it.

February 8, 2014  11:51 AM ET

Note to Mr. Wittek:

You are NOT Teddy Bridgewater.

February 8, 2014  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The second coming of Garrett Gilbert. smh

Question for you. Is Ash any better than Wittek, In your opinion? Ash's 2013 Stats weren't all that good. Please don't give me the injury excuse.

February 8, 2014  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Question for you. Is Ash any better than Wittek, In your opinion? Ash's 2013 Stats weren't all that good. Please don't give me the injury excuse.

Look at wins. What exactly has Wittek accomplished?

February 8, 2014  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The second coming of Garrett Gilbert. smh

Don't forget that the Longhorns have a new HC this coming season. Didn't Gilbert play for Mack Brown??? Enough said. :-)

February 8, 2014  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Look at wins. What exactly has Wittek accomplished?

I just wanted your honest opinion and apparently I got it. :-)

February 8, 2014  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Look at wins. What exactly has Wittek accomplished?

Good point. Wittek wasn't good enough to start for USC.

February 8, 2014  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Don't forget that the Longhorns have a new HC this coming season. Didn't Gilbert play for Mack Brown??? Enough said. :-)

Yeah Mack was bad, but he was just good enough to beat Lineart, Bush and the USC Trojans for a BCS championship.

February 8, 2014  12:04 PM ET

Wait a minute that was Vince Young. Nevermind.

February 8, 2014  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I just wanted your honest opinion and apparently I got it. :-)

Doc has the misguided notion that we are returning an elite heisman trophy winning QB when reality is he is an injury prone average QB who was battling with Case McCoy for starters reps. If he beats out wittek so be it but I like the idea of bringing in competition not to mention there are only 2 QBs on the roster right now. One who is coming off a concussion and another who hasn't shown anything yet.

February 8, 2014  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yeah Mack was bad, but he was just good enough to beat Lineart, Bush and the USC Trojans for a BCS championship.

Damn, you just had to bring up a game 7/8 years ago. That's old news!!!! :-)

February 8, 2014  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Doc has the misguided notion that we are returning an elite heisman trophy winning QB when reality is he is an injury prone average QB who was battling with Case McCoy for starters reps. If he beats out wittek so be it but I like the idea of bringing in competition not to mention there are only 2 QBs on the roster right now. One who is coming off a concussion and another who hasn't shown anything yet.

I agree!! Competition, especially at QB is good!!

February 8, 2014  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Note to Mr. Wittek:You are NOT Teddy Bridgewater.

LOL, I didn't read that into this article!! :-)

February 8, 2014  12:28 PM ET

Nobody picked up on the strategically placed $ sign in the story?
You guys are slackers!

February 8, 2014  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Doc has the misguided notion that we are returning an elite heisman trophy winning QB when reality is he is an injury prone average QB who was battling with Case McCoy for starters reps. If he beats out wittek so be it but I like the idea of bringing in competition not to mention there are only 2 QBs on the roster right now. One who is coming off a concussion and another who hasn't shown anything yet.

Well FJ for the record I do NOT believe we have a elite Heisman trophy winning QB returning and I'm fully aware of his injury risk. I'm aware of the QB depth issues and the impact to Heard's redshirt year if we don't find a transfer or JUCO quickly. And yes it's Mack's fault for recruiting and retention errors at the position.

However I don't believe Wittek is quite the answer and it has more to do with post #4 and #8. He's a pro style pocket passer and we don't have the O line or TE with technique or skills to enable effectiveness in that schematic. And he hasn't won anyting to speak of when he had the chance. But we are down to stems and seeds at this point so I guess we need warm bodies.

Also I'm not ready to give up on Swopes just yet, he's not that great of a passer but he is a gamer and I would love to see him utilize his skills elsewhere in the backfield or between the wideouts. Same for Overstreet's skills. So if Wittek's presence enables this I say it's ok.

 
February 8, 2014  01:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Agreed.However, Louisville would seem to be a better destination for a pro-style pocket passer. Not sure if the UTx O line has the guys with technique that fits 5 & 7 step drop timing. UTx O line was recruited to play power O and some hurry up option concepts.And .

Another consideration is that from what I understand former players can't stand Bobby P but they love Charlie Strong.

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