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Texas DC Vance Bedford chimes in on quarterback race

June 30, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Jerrod Heard, of Denton, Texas, passes the ball during the morning session of the Elite 11 at Nike World Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

June 30, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Jerrod Heard, of Denton, Texas, passes the ball during the morning session of the Elite 11 at Nike World Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Who better to break down the Texas quarterback race than the guy who faces them in practice every day? Check out what defensive coordinator had to say about Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard:

On Swoopes:

"I think if you look at Tyrone because he had a full year under his belt, you can see some maturity there. He's taken a leadership role. He's been a lot calmer in the pocket. He has a much better idea about what to do because we have adjusted the offense to fit both of their talents. I see a different guy."

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On Heard:

"Heard, athletically I just have to say that he's difficult to contain. He can probably play wide receiver for a lot of teams and be a starter and all-conference player and he's back at quarterback. When he starts running around, you just shake your head. He's made a lot of our guys miss in the box and in space. He's very dangerous on the perimeter. You see two different type of football players."

(h/t Burnt Orange Nation)