Charlie Strong Thinks QB Shane Buechele Gives Texas Fans Hope

True freshman QB Shane Buechele had a great spring game for the Texas Longhorns. He completed 22 passes for 299 yards, or more passing yards than Texas had in all but one game last season. The arrival of Buechele and Texas' new Baylor-like offense has given Longhorn fans hope, according to head coach Charlie Strong. 

"We needed to give our fans something. We needed to give them hope," Strong told Fox Sports. "The new offense, the change, it gave them a shot of juice."

Strong is just 11-14 at Texas, with poor offensive and QB play a major factor in that. But Texas has new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert, a disciple of Art Briles, in charge of the offense now. While Texas has yet to name a starting QB, Strong has an idea of who the fans want. 

"[The fans] were looking for something different. What's going to be different?" Strong said. "And then Shane goes out and plays well in the spring game, they walk away feeling good knowing now that, 'Hey, we have a quarterback.'"

For the sake of his job, Strong had better hope that Gilbert and Buechele (or whoever starts at QB) produce. Another poor season could cost Strong his job. 

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