Texas Longhorns Name David Ash Starting Quarterback


0  Updated at 4:17 am, August 23rd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Brian Bahr/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — The University of Texas has its starting quarterback. At least, for the time being.

Head coach Mack Brown named David Ash the starting quarterback on Wednesday. Ash rotated with Case McCoy as the starter last season for the Longhorns.

“(After 2011) we really felt like, let’s let them compete,” Brown said. “Let’s see who is the best one that comes out of it. I think what we found is they both pulled closer together.

“David ended up having a little more edge, that was it.”

Ash went 3-3 as the starter last year and threw four touchdowns against eight interceptions. He also was named MVP of the Holiday Bowl.

Brown said that they still want to play both quarterbacks, but do not have a plan as of yet how to implement both players.

“As we have been saying, it is obvious you have to have one walk out there first,” Brown said. “But we feel like both of them have been really good leaders and they handled summer well and they handle preseason well, so we are not hesitant to put either one of them in the game. But David will start.”

McCoy went 2-3 as the starter last year.

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