Ex-QB Jerrod Heard switching to WR for Texas

Texas has confirmed the rumors – former quarterback Jerrod Heard is switching to wide receiver. Texas safety Kevin Vaccaro announced at practice Wednesday that Heard, an extremely athletic quarterback, will be making the position change. Heard was expected to compete for the starting quarterback job with freshman Shane Buechele and Tyrone Swoopes. Vaccaro just said that...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrone Swoopes getting another shot at Texas QB

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Tyrone Swoopes has been given one chance to run the Texas offense. He's been given two. Now he's getting a third. Whether the senior can finally seize the opportunity will begin to be answered Saturday when Texas wraps spring practice with its annual scrimmage, where the Longhorns will also unveil the power-spread offense installed by new offensive coordinator...
Via Associated Press
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes Breaks Loose For 46-Yard Touchdown Run

Tyrone Swoopes was not very good when he started at quarterback for the Texas Longhorns, but it seems like whenever he subbed in for Jerrod Heard during the season he played well. Thursday night he was needed to step in once again after Heard was injured, and proceeded to have a pretty solid night.His passing numbers were pedestrian, but that was largely because the team didn't need...
Via FatManWriting
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes Making A Big Impact For Longhorns Off The Bench

When he was the starting quarterback for the Texas Longhorns Tyronne Swoopes was far from impressive, but since he has been coming off the bench his play has been a lot better. He's been a big part of the Longhorns running game, and has been especially effective in the red zone.Saturday against Kansas he was on point yet again completing six of seven passes for 98 yards and a touchdown...
Via FatManWriting
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes With Yet Another Rushing Touchdown For Longhorns

It is not often that you can say this about a football player, but the bench seems to be agreeing with Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes. This is not to say that he sucks and that is where he belongs, but that he seems to be playing much better coming off the bench in spot duty for the Longhorns rather than as the full-time quarterback.Here he is coming off the bench to...
Via FatManWriting
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Demoted but not out, Swoopes finds way to contribute

There is life for Tyrone Swoopes. Lost in the mayhem of Texas' second consecutive gut-wrenching loss last weekend was the return of Swoopes, the demoted quarterback, who many fans likely figured had seen his last action on the field for the Longhorns.But to great surprise, new play-caller Jay Norvell and the coaching staff found a way to make use of the 6-foot-4, 244-pounder as...
Via FOX Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyrone Swoopes, Malik Jefferson, And Others Star In Texas Student’s Longhorns Music Video “Put ‘Em Up”

Last fall, Texas student Jonathan Dror recorded himself singing a 10 second hook in support of his Longhorns. This year, in conjunction with UT’s University Co-op, Dror recorded a full song and music video for his anthem “Put ‘Em Up.” The video features a number of Longhorn stars, including quarterbacks Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard, top freshman linebacker Malik Jefferson...
Via College Spun
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Strong: Swoopes would be starting QB if season started now

By Matt Hladik This isn’t too surprising, but Texas head coach Charlie Strong told reporters following Saturday’s scrimmage that if the Longhorns' season were to begin now, junior Tyrone Swoopes would be the team’s starting quarterback. #Longhorns #HookEm coach Charlie Strong said if they had to play Notre Dame today, Tyrone Swoopes would take the first snap — Anwar...
Via College Spun
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas closer to naming starter for season opener

In just two weeks, the Texas Longhorns will take the field for their 2015 season opener against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in one of the most high-profile games of the opening weekend. There is just one problem right now for fans in burnt orange: head coach Charlie Strong hasn’t named a starting quarterback for that game. During a press conference Saturday, Strong did name...
Via Gamedayr
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes “Expects” The Longhorns To Make The College Football Playoff

No one expects a player to admit that his team will not reach the highest level, especially not just four weeks into the season. However, it certainly seems unlikely that with two losses already, Texas will find a way into the inaugural College Football Playoff. Don’t tell that to quarterback Tyrone Swoopes, however: Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes said he “expects to be in the College...
Via College Spun
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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