In three days, the Texas Longhorns football season opens, and the Garrett Gilbert era begins. While we received a taste of what he brings in the National Championship Game against Alabama, Gilbert has now been working as the starting quarterback since spring practice, and has an offense designed around his traditional, drop-back-quarterback, strengths.
But make no mistake, the Longhorn season rides on the shoulders of Gilbert’s 6′ 4″ frame.
With the departure of Sherrod Harris from the team, true freshman …
This morning, Texas Longhorns backup quarterback Sherrod Harris, a fifth-year senior, announced that he will not return to the team this season. He will instead focus on finishing up his corporate communications degree in hopes of graduating in December.
Said Harris in the statement released by the team:
I’ve had a couple of tough semesters in school and I really need to get back on track academically so I’ve decided to focus most of my effort on academics for what is possibly my last semester in school. This was a very tough decision because I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time on the football field, running out of the tunnel on game day and being a part of the team.
The Texas Longhorns closed out their spring training schedule with the annual scrimmage Sunday afternoon. What started humbly with just a handful of die-hard fans is beginning to resemble the full game-day experience (if only vaguely). It included the team running in and most of the supporting organizations, (the Longhorn Band, cheerleaders, and pom squad).