Colt McCoy

Strong 'knew all along' about his quarterback duo at Texas

Texas coach Charlie Strong says he "knew all along" what he had at quarterback. He just chose not to tell anyone.

What Strong and the Longhorns unveiled against Notre Dame on Sunday was an impressive combination of finesse and power in freshman Shane Buechele and senior Tyrone Swoopes.

Unlike other quarterback rotations that struggled, Texas' worked to near perfection in a 50-47 double overtime win. Buechele got the start and passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns in pushing the Longhorns to a 31-14 lead.

Swoopes then delivered the crunching blows in overtime and scored the game winner on a 6-yard lunging touchdown run against an exhausted Irish...