Quarterback carousel root of Mike Davis' problems

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Davis led the Longhorns in receptions, but was unable to string together many big plays.
Davis led the Longhorns in receptions, but was unable to string together many big plays.

Mack Brown admitted Mike Davis, the rising junior, was perhaps the receiver who suffered most from the Longhorns flip-flopping quarterback rotation.

 

"It's hard for a talented wide receiver to be productive and put up numbers when he is playing with four different quarterbacks," Brown said Tuesday at Media Days. "But he has his confidence back."

 

Davis looked to be on track for a big season after the opener against Rice, when he hauled in three passes for 155 yards and looked like a perfect deep complement to big-armed Garrett Gilbert. But once Gilbert was out the door, in Week 2, Davis was never able to string together much consistency, a 10-catch day against Oklahoma State notwithstanding.

 

Brown said Davis was unable to establish any chemistry with David Ash or Case McCoy and Davis also "had some personal things pop up."