Ash, Knight 'prove-it' players for 2014

March, 19, 2014
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ESPN college football Insider writer Travis Haney released his 10 offensive "prove-it" players for the 2014 season.

His "prove-it" players are those working to bounce back and prove themselves in the wake of injuries or poor performance. Among the 10 on his list were two Big 12 quarterbacks: Texas' David Ash and Oklahoma's Trevor Knight.

Here's part of what Haney wrote about Ash:
Coaches in the area told me that, in the past, Ash struggled to grasp more complicated offensive concepts. It’s possible a different teacher, new QB coach Shawn Watson, will be eye-opening; or it’s possible a new system and voices could be even more problematic, opening the door to the talented, highly touted youngsters.

Even though Knight was spectacular in the Allstate Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, Haney wrote there's still much to prove:
Consider this: In seven other appearances, Knight was 47-of-90 for 471 yards with five touchdowns. In the Sugar Bowl, he was 32-of-44 for 348 yards and four TDs. The performance was a head turner, and it makes Knight’s encore this fall must-see TV for a rejuvenated Sooners program.

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