Texas QB to Transfer to SMU, SMU to Join Big East?

Injured Texas QB Garrett Gilbert will transfer to SMU, sources told ESPN’s Joe Schad Tuesday.

Gilbert lost the starting job in Austin after two games this season, then underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. UT fans will remember Gilbert fondly for his valiant effort in the 2010 BCS Championship Game, when he replaced injured starter Colt McCoy in the first quarter.

Gilbert would have to sit out next season due to eligibility concerns, and would then have one year of eligibility remaining.

In other SMU news, the Big East invited the school — plus Central Florida, Houston, Boise State, Air Force and Navy, in varying capacities — to join its league Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

As David Bowie said (on one of the greatest records ever recorded): Ch-ch-changes.

5 thoughts on “Texas QB to Transfer to SMU, SMU to Join Big East?

  • November 2, 2011 at 8:23 am
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    No opinion on football but I agree about Bowie’s song. Also Ground Control to Major Tom.

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  • November 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm
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    As an alum of both schools and UT season ticket holder, it was obvious GG needed a change of scenery. I don’t know if it was his high school system that made him a prep star, but he fell so far short of expectations in Austin. I hope a fresh start in 2013 for SMU turns his career around.

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  • November 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm
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    At least transferring to SMU will give him a much better education.

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  • November 3, 2011 at 9:40 am
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    Better education? Just did a little online sleuthing and could not find a single “ranking” that shows SMU above UT.

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  • November 3, 2011 at 11:27 pm
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    Business Week MBA program ranking is higher at SMU, but GG hasn’t received his undergrad degree yet.

    I’m glad SMU will keep playing Houston in conference play. It’s a great in-state rivarly.

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