David Ash and Case McCoy may both see the field in Texas’ season-opener against Wyoming, but the Longhorns’ latest depth chart has a definitive No. 1 quarterback.
There’s no “OR”. The starting quarterback will in fact be Ash, as was reported by Hookem.com earlier this week. McCoy will be the backup.
“Both quarterbacks are good enough to win games,” Mack Brown said. “David Ash had a little edge and will be the starter in the opener.”
The question now becomes whether Ash is the starter for the whole game, or just the first series. Even if the job had gone to McCoy, committing to one guy is the right move. Hopefully, Ash will get more than a week to prove to the coaches they made the right decision. Seeing how Ash has more physical tools to work with, there’s a good chance he’ll get that time.
Splitting time again with McCoy like last season will only be counterproductive.