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Texas Longhorns will open season using two quarterbacks


The Texas Longhorns have a long and proud tradition of developing top quarterbacks. Ranging from Chris Simms to Vince Young, the Longhorns have used the position in order to reach the pinnacle of college football.

This season, however, the Longhorns and head coach Charlie Strong have made the unique decision to play two quarterbacks when they start their season against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Tyrone Swoopes entered the summer as the leading candidate to earn the starting gig, but Jerod Heard made major strides over the summer leveling the playing field.

“I’m not going to play musical chairs with them,” Strong said during his ESPN car wash tour this week. “They both are going to play. When we line up in South Bend, whoever is going to start, the other guy is going to play also.”

Swoopes, who threw for 2,352 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014, still has the edge to open the season atop the depth chart, however, Heard brings a different dimension to the offense and will be used accordingly.

In remains to seen if this is simply a strategy of coach Strong, but leaving high school Heard was recruited as one of the top dual threats in the nation.

Texas hopes the new one-two punch will elevate their program after a disappointing 6-7 2014 campaign.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports


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