ESPN College Football Gameday analyst and treasured media elder Lee Corso continued his streak of creating national headlines when speaking about SMU football, this time at the Doak Walker Award ceremony in Dallas:
On Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert's transferring to SMU, Corso said Gilbert will get "probably better coaching" under SMU coach June Jones, to loud applause -- and a little shock in the ballroom.
Well uh, OK, coach. In the frequent world of player transfers, the quality of coaching is rarely the issue prompting a move, therefore Corso's words are likely to stir a decent reaction among SMU and Texas fans alike. After throwing for almost 2,500 yards in 2010, Gilbert was benched shortly into the 2011 season for Case McCoy and David Ash, prompting his exit. Neither of those replacements were lockdown answers at the QB position, so if Gilbert shows success in Highland Park, questions will be raised if Mack Brown's staff made the right decision.