With only hours to go before Texas’ season opening kickoff against Notre Dame, reports indicate that the Texas Longhorns starting quarterback will be true freshman Shane Buechele over senior Tyrone Swoopes, per 247Sports, which cites Austin radio reports.
Sources close to the team told Burnt Orange Nation that Buechele was expected to be named the starter, though guaranteed confirmation to that end wasn’t available.
In a very recently released depth chart, the starting quarterback was listed as senior Tyrone Swoopes OR Buechele. But ultimately, which quarterback trots out with the first-team offense to begin the game isn’t as significant as which of the two can prove to be most valuable for Texas’ new, up-tempo offense in arguably the most hyped game in recent memory.
In any case, Texas will still use both Swoopes and Buechele tonight.