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Does Brewer Have the Edge on McCoy for 2nd String?



So HornsNation released an article this afternoon talking about the battle between Connor Brewer and Case McCoy for 2nd string quarterback.

http://espn.go.com/colleges/texas/football/story/_/id/9009968/connor-brewer-surpassing-case-mccoy-texas-longhorns-second-team-snaps

I personally think that Brewer is UT's second best QB right now, and I say that without ever seeing Overstreet or Swoopes throw a football at Texas. I watched Brewer throw in last year's Spring Game, and for a guy who came literally straight out of high school, he was pretty good, passing for more than David Ash and delivering one of the most beautiful and accurate deep balls I have ever seen. His polished passing is what made Rivals compare him to Texas great Colt McCoy. The only attritbutes that have people criticizing him are his small-to-average size and his speed (runs a 4.82 40). In my opinion, if you can throw the ball well, size and speed don't matter.

Case McCoy is a QB who has good accuracy and is known for his ability to scramble outside the pocket and extend plays, but he's been maligned for his poor arm strength, and hasn't really done much to improve that over his three years at UT. He's also been criticized because of his poor decision making (vs TCU, vs Kansas State). After a side-by-side comparison between McCoy and Brewer, I concluded that right now, there are only 2 important traits that McCoy possesses but Brewer doesn't: Size and Speed.

The fact that Brewer is getting 2nd string snaps means that Brewer has moved past Jalen Overstreet and can only fall into 2 possible places: 2nd or 3rd string. Carter Strickland thinks it's best for UT to give 2nd string to Brewer because McCoy is leaving after this next season and UT should invest in Connor Brewer, who will be the future of Texas football after David Ash leaves in 2 years. Personally, I agree.


What do you guys think?

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