Gilbert won Horns QB job with leadership

Texas coach Mack Brown has officially found his quarterback.

Garrett Gilbert was announced as the Longhorns' starter on Monday for Saturday's season opener against Rice, but Brown emphasized that the team's depth chart is still in flux.

Carter Strickland of HornsNation.com has his take on the competition.


He won the job with leadership, excelling when it mattered most.

In the worst of moments, during the worst of seasons, James Kirkendoll saw one of Garrett Gilbert's best qualities.

"He was a winner,'' the former Texas receiver said of the 2010 season. "No matter what was happening on the field, you could go in that huddle and you knew you were with a winner."

Gilbert won when it mattered this offseason. After being thrown into a four-man quarterback showdown, it was the junior who emerged victorious. The announcement was finally made Monday. It came after an offseason when Mack Brown declared every position open to competition.

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