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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Citgo: Longhorn Down

Found this on Dr Saturday:
Happy Trails.  To the surprise of no one, Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert has decided to transfer after losing his starting job and subsequently watching the offense take off under sophomore Case McCoy and true freshmen David Ash.  Gilbert arrived in 2009 as the home-grown, five-star heir apparent to then-senior Colt McCoy, and leaves as one of the most notorious busts in school history: In 14 career starts, he was 7-7 with 19 interceptions, not including a four-interception debacle after being thrust into the 2009-10 BCS title game after Colt McCoy was knocked out the first series.

Next stop:  Most likely at SMU, where Gilbert was reportedly spotted at practice ($) on Wednesday and would have one year of eligibility remaining in 2013.
Here's the article from the Austin-American Statesmen.

It may be the nurturer in me, but I have felt sympathy for Gilbert ever since he was literally thrown in with the wolves against an Alabama defense that made Tim Tebow look over-matched.  He actually made some plays in the second half and put the Longhorns in a position where they had a chance to tie Bama in the 4th.  Last year was a total disaster and I wish him best of luck. 

He reminds me a lot of Zwick "The Savior", Brock Berlin, Marve, the brothers Claussen, T-Force and a handful of other super five-star quarterbacks that just never make it.  Then you have someone like Krenzel that will be forever a legend in Columbus and Buckeye Nation.

Get healthy, go to a smaller school, have a good senior year and hope to impress the NFL scouts.  Life could be worse, you could be this guy.