Connor Brewer Arrested, Blows Chance With Texas Longhorns

By Jeric Griffin
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The stupidity of student athletes never ceases to amaze me, especially those who play college football. Before dawn on Saturday, Texas Longhorns freshman quarterback Connor Brewer was arrested and charged with public intoxication and the possession of a fake driver’s license. As if the 19-year-old wasn’t already a long shot to get playing time in Austin, he sure as heck isn’t going to get any breaks now.

David Ash is the man for the Longhorns at quarterback and that fact is no longer disputed. However, the backup positions is still up for grabs and some folks around the state capitol of Texas expected Brewer to at least compete for some mop-up duty playing time. However, Case McCoy can now breathe a sigh of relief as his job is safe…for now.

To say the Longhorns are overloaded in the backfield is an understatement, as well as saying they have a stable of running backs. Texas has a truckload of running backs and quarterbacks who are mostly young and inexperienced. Brewer is part of that bunch and you can add the tag immature to him as well. Now his competition–Trey Holtz and Jalen Overstreet–to overtake McCoy as the No. 2 passer on Texas’ roster just leaped ahead of him on the depth chart.

Longhorns head coach Mack Brown said he was “disappointed” in Brewer and said he’ll do a further investigation to decide Brewer’s fate, which has probably been done already.

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