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07/24/2014

UT's Malcolm Brown with a less than glowing review of his team's QB

940x-1DALLAS, Texas - In defense of Texas running back Malcolm Brown, the following sounds worse than he intended. But it's not good.

At Big 12 media days this week I asked the senior what he thought about his team's situation at quarterback, and if he was comfortable with what they had there.

Brown said:  “I don’t even know. I really just let that be. I don’t have too many thoughts about that. I know when the season comes we’ll have somebody to go.”

Translation - "Oh, Bubba, no."

My initial reaction was - he was trying to say nothing.
My second reaction was - he is not wrong. 

The politically correct answer is something like, "I'm not sure who the starter is going to be, but we're going to help him out. And we're confident he can get the job done. It's not just about the quarterback. We have to help each other out because that's what a team does.

Like you, I like Brown's non-answer answer better.

How any UT player/coach/fan/administrator could feel completely comfortable, or confident, in their options at the most important position on the football field on a football team would be a lie.

First-year head coach Charlie Strong said that junior David Ash (foot) has been cleared to play and is this team's starter. He also said that Ash, when healthy, is the best UT has to offer at this position. Again, 'Oh, Bubba, no.'

Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes looks like Vince Young, and plays like Jane.
True freshman Jerrod Heard is a TRUE freshman, meaning not only should he be redshirted and to expect a thing from him is unfair.

Nothing Brown said in his "We'll have somebody to go" rah-rah speech is an indictment, nor is it flattering. It also is not wrong. Somebody will play quarterback for Texas.

 

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Marc in Arlington

I love what Charlie Strong is trying to get done in Austin but this year's team is going to be a struggle, especially at quarterback. He just doesn't have the horses this year. That said, I still think they will put on a heck of a show. I hope people give this team and Charlie the support they are working so hard for.

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