Monday, December 17, 2012
Longhorns tab Ash as Alamo Bowl starter
By David Ubben
Quarterback David Ash is healthy, and he'll retake his spot as Texas' starting quarterback, coach Mack Brown told reporters on Monday.
"The offensive staff talked about it and David did a really good job until he got hurt, so I think that is where we are headed," said Texas coach Mack Brown.
Ash was injured against TCU, but the sophomore had been pulled twice prior to that injury. He was ultimately benched for the season-ender against the Wildcats, then co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin said that while Ash's injury might have been a part of why McCoy was named the starter for the game against Kansas State, it was not the only reason. Ash had been medically cleared to play prior to the KSU game but did not take a snap.
McCoy hit 17 straight passes in the game but also had two costly interceptions. He finished 25 of 35 for 314 yards with two touchdown passes and two interceptions.
Colleague Carter Strickland notes that it's the seventh quarterback change in two seasons for Texas, but this is the right one.