Harsin looking for 4 things from Texas quarterbacks

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Texas co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bryan Harsin is looking at 4 components to determine the Longhorns’ starting quarterback.

Garrett Gilbert, Case McCoy, and Connor Wood are competing to lead the Longhorns.

Harsin explained, "There are four things that we talked about, and this is just quarterback play in general. One is toughness.Two is preparation. Number three is decision-making, and four is accuracy. We’ve been talking about the decision-making process while we are out there on the field, and then we have been working on the fundamentals to try to get better with our accuracy.”

“The toughness part will come when you get into the scrimmages, when you get into those game situations where those guys will stay in the pocket and move around, or they will throw the ball away when they are supposed to and that is the only play."

Co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach Major Applewhite said, “Guys are really taking to the offensive scheme. They really like the stuff that we’re doing. But more so, they’re taking to the tempo - what we’re doing in practice and how we want to see them work. Everybody runs the zone, everybody runs the power, everybody runs four verticals, but how do you practice it?”

“The players are willing to learn new things, new ideas, new tempos and new ways to practice. Trying to understand that it’s more than just putting in new plays, we’re trying to change the culture of how we practice - the effort that we put forth and the tempo in which we practice drill-to-drill.”

Texas will wrap up Spring practice with a nationally televised game on ESPN. The game is set for Sunday, April 3rd at 3 pm EST.