- David Ubben, College Football
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Texas quarterback David Ash suffered a rib injury early in last week's loss to TCU and didn't inform the coaching staff until later in the game before he was pulled, but that injury has him questionable for Saturday's game at Kansas State. Texas will have a new starting quarterback now, thanks to that injury.
Case McCoy, who started five games last season, has been named the starter. McCoy has twice come on in relief of David Ash and picked up the win with two fourth-quarter touchdowns against Kansas. He went 11 of 17 for 110 yards with an interception and a touchdown drive in relief of Ash against TCU last Thursday in a game Texas lost 20-13.
Ash''s primary issue has been throwing ill-timed interceptions. He has thrown seven picks with all coming inside the opponent's 30-yard line. Four of those interceptions came in losses to OU and TCU.
McCoy''s last start was against Baylor last season. He had four interceptions and two fumbles in the loss. McCoy did not see another snap that season as Ash played the entire Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl and was awarded MVP.
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