Texas quarterback Shane Buechele (16) looks to throw during a spring NCAA college football game, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Charlie Strong says Texas QBs are still competing for job

Posted April 19th, 2016


Charlie Strong doesn’t sound like a coach who’s ready to shut down his team’s battle at quarterback.

Speaking on Tuesday’s Big 12 teleconference, the Longhorns coach said “competition is still there” despite Shane Buechele’s impressive showing in Saturday’s spring game.

The best guess is Strong and offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert will spend a week or two in fall camp further evaluating the competition before declaring a starter for the season opener against Notre Dame. Buechele, who in the spring game threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, appears to be distancing himself from veterans Tyrone Swoopes, who was so-so on Saturday, and Jerrod Heard, who sat out with a shoulder injury.


Strong removed any doubt of Buechele redshirting and said the true freshman will play this fall.

“I just don’t know how early,” Strong said.

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