Longhorns still haven't decided on QB

Longhorns still haven't decided on QB

Published Aug. 26, 2011 10:50 p.m. ET

Texas has yet to decide on a starting quarterback, eight days before the Longhorns' season opener.

Co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin told the Longhorn Network on Friday that a decision will be reached soon. Texas opens at home against Rice on Sept. 3.

Garret Gilbert, who started all 12 games last year, is competing against sophomore Case McCoy, redshirt freshman Connor Wood and true freshman David Ash.

Gilbert threw for 2,744 yards last season, completing 59 percent with 10 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He played in the 2010 national championship game against Alabama, nearly leading Texas to a comeback win after starter Colt McCoy was injured in the first quarter. Texas lost 37-21, but Gilbert was 15 of 40 for 186 yards and two scores.