Tyrone Swoopes leading Texas QB race over Jerrod Heard

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There are so many questions at the quarterback position for multiple teams as the offseason winds to a close. LSU, Georgia, Florida State, and even the defending national champions Ohio State Buckeyes have still yet to name a starter for the position.

However, tt seems like one Big 12 team that has the same competition brewing has closed in on a decision as to who will be leading their offense this year.

According to 247Sports, Tyrone Swoopes has pulled away from Jerrod Heard in the Texas Longhorns’ quarterback competition. It appeared that Swoopes was getting most of the first-team reps in the team’s practices open to the media.

With the way head coach Charlie Strong has been praising him, it looks like Swoopes is getting the same treatment in closed practices as well.

“He’s really controlling he offense,” Strong said. “He’s throwing the ball well, hasn’t thrown many interceptions out there. That’s what I told him the other day, I said, ‘What’s been surprising is you haven’t thrown a bad ball and you’re putting the ball in the right people’s hands.’”

It doesn’t hurt that Swoopes has had some pretty big weapons beginning to develop around him. Receivers Dale Johnson, John Burt, DeAndre McNeal and Armanti Foreman have all made strides catching the ball and running back Jonathan Gray has come on strong in the running game to give Swoopes some help by not having to pass as much.

With a solid offensive live in front of him, there’s no doubt that Swoopes will be able to excel this year.

The Longhorns open the season on September 5 when they play on the road against Notre Dame.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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