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Texas’ depth chart says David Ash is the No. 1 QB

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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.

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3 Responses to “Texas’ depth chart says David Ash is the No. 1 QB”
  1. jkaflagg says: Aug 22, 2012 6:20 PM

    Saw Ash “win” the Holiday Bowl against a terrible Cal team, although the victory had a lot more to do with the Texas D throttling the Bears…..unless Ash has shown dramatic improvement in his passing skills, the Longhorns must plan to never fall behind in a game all year, as they would have no hope of coming back, especially against a good team…..

  2. deucez2 says: Aug 22, 2012 7:26 PM

    Ash will be fine. He’s gotten better over te summer. All Tex needs him to do is not make the dumb mistake and take what the D gives up. With the running game stacking the box against Texas, he needs to be able to take the top off when it’s available. We’ll see. All I know is he’s gotten 80% of the snaps with the first team since the bowl practices. The game has slowed down for him.

  3. florida727 says: Aug 23, 2012 9:30 AM

    Probably because of my own lack of knowledge, but I never understood the argument that a two-QB system “can’t work”. I mean, it’s not like the guys in the huddle all of a sudden go, “oh crap, that’s the #2 guy, so I can’t block now, or I’ll run to the wrong hole now”. You run football plays. If you’re properly focused on your individual assignment, and everyone else is too, the play succeeds. If there’s a breakdown, sometimes even by just one player, the play fails. I think if the system is designed properly, it works. If a two-QB system can’t work, then why when the backup comes in after an injury to the starter, are there so many documented cases of the #2 guy succeeding? Again, maybe my own ignorance, but I just disagree with the premise that a two-QB system is a team’s proverbial kiss-of-death. Good luck David Ash regardless.

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