Garret Gilbert is the most polarizing quarterback at Texas since Chris Simms, and even though he won the starting job, coming out of camp, he was not the fans choice to be the starting quarterback. While he had a decent night against Rice in week one, there was nothing shown in that game that made anyone feel that he was ready to take the job and run with it. Nobody in the Texas community felt safe knowing this team was led by Gilbert. But most fans were willing to give him a chance to prove them wrong against BYU. Unfortunately for him, that never happened. He struggled early and often in the early part of the game.
It really wasn’t anyone’s surprise when he was benched for the combination of McCoy and Ash. In the long story of Garret Gilbert, who came to the university of Texas with such promise, he has shown a long line of struggles, and it looks like we have reached the end of his story, for now. I am not one to say that Gilbert won’t have another shot at some point down the line, but for now, I think it is safe to say we have seen the last of Garret Gilbert starting. Sad to say that he went out with little opposition, to the fan favorite McCoy and surprise David Ash.