Texas Football: Longhorns Select David Ash as Starting QB

Mack Brown Puts an End to Texas' Quarterback Controversy

8/23/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

One of the more interesting quarterback battles for the college football offseason has finally been put to rest, reports Chip Brown via Twitter.
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For now, at least.

Texas coach Mack Brown has officially named sophomore David Ash the starter over junior Case McCoy after releasing the final depth chart late Wednesday afternoon.

Both players were seen splitting time throughout the entire regular season last year, with neither really performing at the level Longhorns fans would perceive acceptable.

Ash appeared in all 13 games and started six, while McCoy saw playing time in 11 games and started five.

Brown stated that both quarterbacks would see the field in the opener against Wyoming on September 1, but unlike 2011, it is unclear how much rotation between the two there will be.

Either way, the fate of Texas' upcoming season will rest in the hands of its quarterback play. Every other piece seems to be in place, with a robust offensive and defensive unit surrounding the man under center.

Neither Ash or McCoy found much success last season and failed to find any consistency. If the Longhorns want a shot at the Big 12—and to be a relevant program again—they need one of the two to step up big and play like the sought-after recruits they once were.

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