Mack Brown has Confidence in Longhorns New QB
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Garrett Gilbert has hardly played since high school. In his only meaningful college game, he threw four interceptions and Texas lost the national championship to Alabama.
Yet when Gilbert takes the field Saturday to lead No. 5 Texas against Rice - replacing a quarterback who won an NCAA-record 45 games as a starter - he'll do it with the full faith and confidence of Longhorns coaches and fans who believe he's the guy to keep them chasing national titles.
Chalk it up to his NFL family pedigree, a standout high school career, and two second-half passing touchdowns in a 15-of-40 passing performance against the Crimson Tide.
Coach Mack Brown's message to the quarterback following Colt McCoy?
Win, Brown says. That's all that matters.