WATCH: Vince Young says Shane Buechele should start at quarterback

Posted August 24th, 2017


Texas coach Tom Herman has not yet publicly named Shane Buechele as his starting quarterback. The sophomore, however, has been endorsed by someone who knows a thing or two about the position.

On Thursday, Vince Young said that Buechele should start when Texas opens its season against Maryland in nine days. While speaking to Spectrum News, Young said experience is why he favors Buechele over freshman Sam Ehlinger.

Young, of course, had his jersey retired by Texas in 2008. He was 30-2 as UT’s starting quarterback and he led the Longhorns to a national championship during the 2005 season. From 2003-05, Young threw for 6,040 yards and ran for 3,127 yards.

As a freshman, Young started seven times and threw for 1,155 yards and six touchdowns. (He also appeared in 12 games and fell two yards short of a 1,000-yard rushing campaign). Thirteen years later, Buechele logged 2,958 passing yards, 21 touchdown tosses and 12 starts in his debut season. Buechele set UT’s record for passing yards as a freshman.

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