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Former Longhorn Garrett Gilbert Transferring To SMU in January, Eligible In 2013

The former Texas Longhorns starting quarterback will begin classes at SMU this-coming January, but won't be eligible to play football until January of 2013, according to Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News.

According to Hairopoulos, Gilbert will also need to get a waiver in order to gain another year of eligibility and SMU is alright with that. SMU is currently one of the teams that is rumored to be headed to the Big East conference as the Big East looks to expand after losing Syracuse, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. There will be some major changes to the SMU football program over the next few months.

Gilbert fell out of favor with the Longhorns after losing his starting job to Case McCoy and David Ash early in the season. But heading to SMU and playing for former Hawaii head coach June Jones should be beneficial to Gilbert moving forward in his career.

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