Discussing quarterback is fun again, at least for the time being. As always, opinions vary greatly, and the debates are full throated, even if it's too premature for any of us to know how things will shake out.
The Stockholm Syndrome of repeated quarterback controversies and undecided depth charts has conditioned Texas sports fans to embrace, nay, love, discussing the position. I hate it. I feel there's a curse hanging over me as I've been forced to endure the conversation every year since I've been writing. With precocious freshman Shane Buechele being followed by ambitious freshman Sam Ehlinger the following year, I'm sure we'll be discussing this topic again next year.
The process of Charlie choosing and successfully hiring Sterlin Gilbert to be the new OC at Texas raised all kinds of questions about the climate in Bellmont and whether Charlie has the ability or support necessary to stick around for the long haul.
Occam's razor played out in the case of Texas and Dallas Cistercian Prep quarterback, Matthew Merrick. The fewest assumptions of why Merrick wasn't on campus yet, was, it wasn't known if he was the best quarterback option for Texas to bring in late to the class. The agreement the two parties made was that he would be a grayshirt offer and arrive in January of 2016 at which point he would be on scholarship.
Tons of recruiting notes and evaluations in this edition of the Notebook. We look at a big-time JUCO QB, a long and lean corner from East Texas, and UT's newest pledge, Quincy Vasser. Plus, more tidbits on coaches' in-home visits, the perfect QB down the road, and where UT stands with Chris Clark and Kingsley Keke.