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Tyrone Swoopes | Quarterback

Team: Texas Longhorns
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 243

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Texas junior QB Tyrone Swoopes only completed 3 of 11 passes five or more yards down the field.
No wonder head coach Charlie Strong said "We’re going to take our time... and evaluate everything in this program... Start all over again," on Monday. Swoopes is not good but remains atop the school's depth chart. Overall, Swoopes completed 7 of 22 attempts for 93 yards and took two sacks. Texas faces Rice next, which could be a more difficult game than expected. Sep 8 - 12:23 PM

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Texas junior QB Tyrone Swoopes "will develop into a top rated quarterback prospect for the next level," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline defiantly states.

This is increasingly becoming the minority opinion. Swoopes has struggled throughout his career and went 7-for-22 for 93 yards in Notre Dame's 38-3 shellacking of the Horns on Saturday. "In all honesty despite his great physical skills the Longhorn passer does make a fair number of mistakes," Pauline added.
Sep 6 - 5:59 PM

Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly said that "[Notre Dame's defense has to] prepare for [a new Texas offense] and the potential for two quarterbacks."

"We have no film other than a grainy ESPN Longhorn Network game from the spring. That’s not much to go on," said Kelly, who added that he fully expects the Longhorn offense to look different this season. Texas HC Charlie Strong played it down, noting that "they know what we have at quarterback and they know some of the returning players that we have coming back. I don’t think we can surprise them at all." Strong named junior Tyrone Swoopes the starting quarterback earlier on Monday. A season ago, the 6-foot-4, 243-pound junior completed fewer than 60-percent of his passes while averaging a paltry 6.27 YPA.
Aug 31 - 6:52 PM

Texas head coach Charlie Strong named junior Tyrone Swoopes the school's starting QB.

Strong indicated as much one week ago, but added Jerrod Heard will also play. Swoopes was not impressive last season. Perhaps there were moments, but overall Swoopes did not elevate the team with his play. A 13:11 touchdown to interception ratio, less than 60 completion percentage and a 6.27 yards per attempt tells part of the story. The pressure could grow a bit more in the second year under Charlie Strong, but the feeling is the head coach is building something positive and patience is necessary.
Aug 31 - 12:39 PM

Texas head coach Charlie Strong said junior QB Tyrone Swoopes would start the season opener in South Bend against Notre Dame if it were today.

"If we had to go play Notre Dame today, it would be Tyrone," Strong said. Swoopes has never relinquished the No. 1 spot and we'd be a bit surprised if it happened over the next few weeks. Keep in mind, however, that Strong expects to play both Swoopes and Jerod Heard in the opener against the Irish, regardless of who begins the game.
Aug 22 - 10:38 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes that Texas junior QB Tyrone Swoopes "is a tremendous athlete with a next level arm."

"I love his patience in the pocket as he’s by no means a run first signal caller. I also feel he makes solid decisions," Pauline wrote. The Texas QB struggled behind a line that failed to keep him upright in 2014. Last season, Swoopes threw for 2409 yards, with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, while completing 58.3 percent of his passes. Pauline believes that Swoopes "must really turn the corner in 2015 and improve the nuances of his game if scouts are to fully move into his camp."
Aug 14 - 2:31 PM

Texas' QB rotation of redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard and presumed starting junior Tyrone Swoopes will continue beyond the opening game against Notre Dame.

The news comes from quarterback coach Shawn Watson, who says the rotation will remain during Texas' non-conference games. After the opener against Notre Dame. Texas plays Rice and Cal before their first conference showdown against Oklahoma State. We were not impressed with Swoopes' play last season.
Aug 6 - 12:55 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong has already stated he will use two quarterbacks in the season opener against Notre Dame.

Those two quarterbacks are redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard and presumed starting junior Tyrone Swoopes. The latter was not impressive in his time as the starter in 2014. We think the old saying applies: If you have two quarterbacks, you don't have one.
Source: Fansided
Jul 25 - 8:11 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong named junior QB Tyrone Swoopes first-string quarterback entering fall practice.

"When you walk out there, somebody's got to be in charge," Strong said. "So Swoopes will be in charge because he's played a lot." In other words, redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard will be given a fair opportunity to win the job during two-a-days. "I'm just saying, we walk out there on the 7th and somebody's got to take those snaps," Strong said. "[Swoopes will] walk out there. With Jerrod, we'll see by Notre Dame if he can go get the position." Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley's son Kai, an ESPN 300 athlete, is also on the periphery of the mix. "The thing about him is, he has enough moxie about him that he may think he is the guy," Strong said. "But there's nothing wrong with that."
Jul 21 - 8:34 PM

Texas sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes completed 20 of 34 attempts for 200 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions in the school's 48-10 loss to TCU.

Swoopes is just not there yet as a complete quarterback, but with a full offseason as the school's starter he might get there. That could be said for a number of Texas players, and year two under Charlie Strong will be an interesting case study.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Texas sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes "clearly has a ways to go as a passer," according to Pro Football Focus.

The site graded Swoops out with an ugly -2.9 game score for his work in Texas' 23-0 loss to Kansas State on Saturday. "He had three interceptions dropped and just three completions targeted over 10 yards down the field,"the PFF Analysis Team observed. "To his credit, though, late in the first quarter his best throw of the day was caught out of bounds by Jaxon Shipley who couldn’t quite time his steps correctly." Overall, Swoopes completed 13-of-25 attempts for 106 yards in Texas' first shutout since 2004.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Texas sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes completed 13 of 25 attempts for 106 yards int he school's 23-0 loss to Kansas State.

It was Texas' first time being shutout since 2004. The offense really struggled in this one, only converting 4 of 13 3rd downs. Obviously Texas has taken multiple steps back in recent years as a program, and Charlie Strong has taken the stance of getting worse (by dismissing bad program fits) before getting better. The school needs to win three of their next four to be bowl eligible.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 03:14:00 PM

NFL Media Analyst notes that Tyrone Swoopes is an "erratic passer still mastering the nuances of the passing game."

"Swoopes, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound sophomore, is a talented athlete with exceptional size and running skills, but he's an erratic passer still mastering the nuances of the passing game," Brooks wrote. In the second start of his career, Swoopes will face a UCLA defense that scored three defensive touchdowns in their opener. Brooks notes that UCLA "features a host of athletic defenders along the front line."
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 02:27:00 PM

NFL Media Analyst Bucky Brooks notes that it's "a cause of concern" for Texas sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes, without three starters who are responsible for protecting him.

"Whenever an offensive line loses three starters in a week, it is a cause of concern, particularly when the front line is responsible for protecting a young quarterback (Tyrone Swoopes) poised to make his first collegiate start," Brooks wrote. The young Longhorns prospect will be without lineman Kennedy Estelle, Desmond Harrison and Dominic Espinosa, who will all be sidelined this week. Brooks adds that, "it could be a rough night for the Longhorns against an experienced BYU defense that brings tremendous pressure at the point of attack."
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Texas sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes will make his first start against BYU.

"I'm very confident in Tyrone. I am," head coach Charlie Strong said. "I'm confident with any player on this football team." Swoopes was very much a reserve last year, totaling five completions on 13 attempts while taking two sacks. He added 79 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 11:42:00 AM