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Bookmaker.eu declines to list Texas among CFB’s top-10 QB battles

Well, yeah. There’s not much of a battle going on.

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Check any list of the top concerns for the Texas Longhorns entering fall camp and the lack of an official starting quarterback will necessarily lead it. But Bookmaker.eu wasn’t willing to list the ‘Horns among the top-10 quarterback battles in the country.

The season-opening opponent for Texas headed it, as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish still have yet to decide between Malik Zaire (+160) and DeShone Kizer (-120).

Yet, the ongoing and soon-to-be decided battle on the Forty Acres between freshman Shane Buechele, senior Tyrone Swoopes, and sophomore Jerrod Hard didn’t make the cut.

And the reasoning for that is apparent — there’s nothing to bet on there because head coach Charlie Strong already let things slip at Big 12 Media Days:

So, barring an absolute upset, Buechele will take the field with Sterlin Gilbert’s first-team offense in Austin on September 4 against the Fighting Irish.

Maybe that’s not exactly news, but the good thing is that any Texas fans around Austin can decide to be godless heathens on Sunday morning and watch Buechele throw footballs.

In less than a month, he will do so with the eyes of college football upon him.

Let’s ride.