Four Downs: Texas QB paranoia


Each week Sean Adams takes a look at some topics around the Texas Longhorns and college football.

1st Down: Are the Texas coaches making a mistake?

It all depends on who you ask. The problem with Texas is that they have two quarterbacks who have both had playing time, fighting for the position.

Alabama won the national championship in 2011, and at this point last year, the Crimson Tide were still deciding between AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims. In fact they both played in Alabama’s opener against Kent State and each threw two interceptions. The difference in the battle was that they were battling to replace a national champion-winning quarterback in Greg McElroy.

David Ash and Case McCoy are battling to replace the bad versions of themselves from 2011. Some in the fan base look at Texas and say, “You’ve had both these kids on campus for a whole season, an offseason, spring football, a summer and a fall camp and you still can’t pick a quarterback?”

While I appreciate the offseason, spring football, summer and fall camp, there is nothing like a live game to create separation.

2nd Down: The eyes don’t lie

You will know everything that you need to know about the Texas quarterback position by the end of the day Sept. 1.

Speculation is everywhere. The ratios of how Texas will split time between quarterbacks Ash and McCoy are in demand and these ratios and conclusions drawn are increasing the fan base’s paranoia by the minute.

They know the strength of the defense. They know what they’ve got on special teams. They know the maturation of the offensive line and the wide receiver position. What they do not know is who is going to be taking the snaps for the Longhorns when they strap it up against Wyoming.

I am making decisions right now based on what I know about this team. If I knew more about the quarterback position, I would be even higher on this team.

In 10 days you will know all that you need to know about the offseasons of Ash, McCoy and the Longhorns offense. Anyone that tells you that you will have to wait until West Virginia or Oklahoma does not know what they are talking about.

The eyes do not lie and I am ready to see things for myself.