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While Jerrod Heard has been putting the pressure on, most believed Tyrone Swoopes would end up landing the starting QB job at Texas. Coach Strong made it official on Monday, at least for the Notre Dame game.

Strong admitted in a statement that they’ve known for weeks who would lead the team onto the field.

“We’ve known for a few weeks.” Strong said according to Horns247. “I’m convinced he’s won over the locker room.”  

Swoopes is the starter, but don’t count out Heard just yet. Strong indicated he has every intention of using the backup QB in the game against the Fighting Irish as well.

It would seem that this is a case of using Heard in very specific situations more than it is a lack of confidence in Swoopes. Still, you have to wonder, should Swoopes struggle, just how long it would take for the calls for Heard to come raining down from the Longhorn faithful. In the meantime though, it looks like Notre Dame has two quarterbacks to prepare for.

Mike Finger has the complete Longhorn’s depth chart.


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