Former Texas Starter Garrett Gilbert Transferring To SMU

Garrett Gilbert's early struggles turned Texas' quarterback job into a two-man rotation. Neither of those men was Garrett Gilbert.

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Garrett Gilbert Transferring From Texas To SMU, Can Play In 2013

Former Texas Longhorns quarterback Garrett Gilbert will transfer to play for the SMU MustangsKate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. He won't be eligible to play until 2013, at which point SMU will probably be in the Big East. Oh the sights you'll see while flying to Idaho and Connecticut, Mr. Gilbert!

The move had been reported for about a month now, and has been broiling since Gilbert lost his starting job to Case McCoy and David Ash. Gilbert had been named Texas' Day 1 starter, but didn't look much better than he did in 2010, when he threw 17 interceptions to 10 touchdowns. His completion percentage plunged by 10 points, to boot.

Working with June Jones should be a boost for Gilbert's college career, not to mention playing against Big East defenses instead of Big 12 defenses. 

For more on the Horns, visit Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation.

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Case McCoy, David Ash Supplant Garrett Gilbert On Texas Depth Chart

It's almost like the Texas Longhorns went out of their way to avoid giving legacy quarterback Case McCoy the starting job in hopes of avoiding nepotism charges. Two weeks in, McCoy has essentially been named the new starter, with freshman David Ash set to pick up snaps as well. Former starter Garrett Gilbert is third on the new depth chart, making him unlikely to see the field any time soon.

After Gilbert looked awful against the BYU Cougars, throwing two picks and completing only 25 percent of his passes, the Horns whirled McCoy and Ash in and out of the pocket for the rest of the night, leading to much confusion on the part of viewers who were flipping between that game and Michigan-Notre Dame or Utah-USC. 

Ash is averaging 9.3 yards per attempt on the year, while McCoy has completed seven of his 10 attempts. Itty bitty sample sizes all around for both of those. Ash also adds a dimension or three, having rushed nine times for 36 yards and caught a 23-yard pass. 

It's hard to say which of the two will end up with more playing time by the end of the year, but Gilbert's completion percentage is under 50 after two games, so something had to be done.

For more on the rapidly evolving Horns quarterback situation, visit Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation.

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BYU Vs Texas Final Score: Quarterback Carousel Longhorns Win, 17-16

Running back Malcolm Brown's 14-yard run on third-and-eight allowed the No. 24 Texas Longhorns to take a couple of knees to close out a 17-16 win over the BYU Cougars on Saturday night in Austin, Texas.

The Longhorns' offense struggled, with starting quarterback Garrett Gilbert completing just 2-of-8 pass attempts for eight yards and two interceptions before giving way to David Ash and freshman Colt McCoy, the younger brother of Longhorn legend and current Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. Ash and McCoy combined to complete 9-of-11 pass attempts for 92 yards, with Ash adding nine carries for 36 yards.

Texas had 166 yards on the ground, led by Browns' 68 yards with Cody Johnson adding a pair of second-half touchdown runs, including a four-yard run with 8:46 to play that turned out to be the game's deciding points.

Cougars sophomore quarterback Jake Heap was 22-of-38 for 192 yards and a touchdown on the night, but was intercepted twice. Heap's first interception came late in the first half and led to a Longhorn's field goal, and again on BYU's final offensive possession of the game. 

Texas travels to Pasadena to face the UCLA Bruins in the Rose Bowl next Saturday, while BYU hosts the Utah Utes next week at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo.

Get more on the Longhorns at our Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation, and check on the Cougars at our BYU blog Vanquish The Foe. Stick with us at SB Nation's college football news hub.

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Connor Wood Transferring To Colorado From Texas, According To Report

Texas Longhorns quarterback Connor Wood, who showed up tied for No. 3 on the team's 2011 depth chart, will reportedly transfer to the Colorado Buffaloesaccording to Texas site Hookem.com, which cites his father. 

Colorado fans already foresee Wood competing for the starting job in 2012, while Texas fans have been prepared for weeks for him to transfer. The Horns have settled on Garrett Gilbert as their current starting quarterback, and it looks like freshman David Ash is essentially the team's third quarterback anyway.

Wood was a three-time all-state selection out of high school in Houston and a star recruit in 2010, but pretty much everybody Texas brings on is all-Texas-something or other and a star recruit. He's already spent his redshirt year and will be able to join the Buffaloes on the field next year.

For more, head to Colorado blog Ralphie Report and Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation.

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