One of the biggest questions for the Texas Longhorns going into 2016 is who will start at quarterback. According to Pete Fiutak of Campus Insiders, there's a clear answer. Yesterday, we brought you Fiutak's prediction of a 9-3 season for the 'Horns. Today, Fiutak breaks down the skill position players in the offense.
"Shane Buechele has been sort of the main man. He's a freshman, but he didn't look like it [this spring]," Fiutak says. "Very mature, good pocket passer and he's got the arm. He looks exactly like the part they need for their quarterback situation. But it's a three-headed monster, Tyrone Swoopes will be a part of this, Jerrod Heard is coming back this fall, but Buechele looked like the man this spring."
Fiutak says the running backs will be the strongest skill position players for Texas this fall, led by D'Onta Foreman and Chris Warren.
"Those two will be thunder and thunder," Fiutak says. "These are big guys who will use ball control to power the ball, use Tyrone Swoopes occasionally, and again they will try to keep the clock moving by getting the ground game going."
However, Fiutak doesn't think the 'Horns will have the offensive power needed to keep up with Big 12 teams like Texas Tech and Baylor.
"They've got to keep those other offenses off the field," Fiutak says. "They're gonna be able to keep the pace up a little bit, but they're going to get into shootouts, like the 45-42 Big 12 shootouts, and they won't have the firepower to do that."