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WATCH: Sterlin Gilbert discusses QB situation, Jerrod Heard ahead of Notre Dame

The offensive coordinator will coach his first game for Texas on Sunday.

Texas Longhorns offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert was straight to the point right out of the gate at his Tuesday night press conference — “It’s not going to be today...We’ll all know on Sunday.”

The man tabbed as the ‘Horns offensive savior was of course referring to the quarterback competition between senior Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Shane Buechele.

Gilbert reiterated that both quarterbacks have progressed in training camp, and that whoever he puts out there, he wants a guy to “make plays”.

While Gilbert kept the current quarterback competition close to vest, he did discuss a couple of athletes who formerly played the position — Jerrod Heard and Kai Locksley.

“They absolutely will contribute to what we're doing this fall,” the OC stated about the duo of quarterbacks turned receivers.

Gilbert sung especially high praises for Heard.

“I think the guy is just dedicated, unselfish. A guy that has really embraced the role and has done a great job with it.”

Gilbert also complimented the athleticism of tight ends Caleb Bluiett and Andrew Beck, despite the position typically being only scarcely used in the passing game of his offense.

“They can do multiple things for us, with their attitude and especially with their ability and what they can do,” Gilbert said.

The first-year Texas coach also told the media he will be calling plays from the sideline, not the booth. The San Angelo native trusts in the team’s preparation and their capability to succeed.

“From the sideline, we'll just call it and they'll ball it,” Gilbert stated.