Report: Former Texas QB Gilbert headed to SMU
Dallas, TX – Former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert is reportedly transferring to SMU.
Gilbert, who lost his starting job at Texas and then had surgery on his right throwing shoulder in September, will transfer to SMU in January according to a report Tuesday in the Dallas Morning News.
He will have to sit out next season.
Gilbert spent three seasons with the Longhorns and started all 12 games last season, throwing for 2,744 yards, 10 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
He threw for 247 yards, one TD and two interceptions in his two games this season, but the junior lost his starting job to Case McCoy -- the younger brother of former Texas QB Colt McCoy -- in the first half of a game against BYU after throwing two picks in eight pass attempts.
Gilbert then decided to undergo surgery on his right throwing shoulder on September 20. He injured it during a season-opening win over Rice and is expected to make a full recovery.