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Texas QB David Ash treated for head injury

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It was a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day for Texas on Saturday in Provo, Utah. The defense was shredded, resulting in the defensive coordinator getting the boot, the Longhorns lost to drop to 1-1 and two key offensive players were forced to leave the storm-delayed game for various injuries. Quarterback David Ash (head) and wide receiver Daje Johnson (ankle) each are being evaluated and their status for Saturday’s game against Ole Miss in Austin remains unknown.

Kirk Bohls of The Austin American-Statesman reports Ash was being treated for a potentially mild concussion. Per NCAA rules regarding head injuries and concussions, if Ash is able to pass for just a mild concussion he could be available to play for the Longhorns this weekend. Head injuries have never been more of a focus in football than they are today, but players are able to return to the field if they can pass mandated tests. Texas has not released much more information regarding Ash but his status will be evaluated as the week goes by.

If Ash is unavailable for the Longhorns, Texas will put the offense in the hands of Case McCoy, younger brother of former Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy. The senior has failed to match the career of his older brother and is the second quarterback on the depth chart for Texas.

Johnson was the top wide receiver on the depth chart against BYU but used more as a power running back early in the game. Though a dynamic player when healthy, this seemed like an odd position to use the 5’10”, 180-pound offensive player. Whether his size contributed to his injury or not is impossible to determine. There is no word on any further status for Johnson, although it has been a pretty busy day for Texas news. Surely there will be more on Johnson’s status and potential timeline early this week.

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9 Responses to “Texas QB David Ash treated for head injury”
  1. pgilbert2013 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:26 PM

    Is the Longhorn Network a Jinx?

    1. Texas A&M leaves to the SEC and becomes a powerhouse
    2. Thanksgiving is not the same… sorry TCU
    3. Players more interested in TV than playing football…

    Damn… Kill it now… Mediocrity sux, lets focus on winning football.

    Hey Mac, UT is number four in Texas… Really? Texas A&M, TCU and the Little college down 35 called Baylor are all ranked over UT! Embarrassing.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 8, 2013 10:47 PM

    As was posted earlier, when true University of Texas fans become embarrassed for the team, become so disgusted in the talent wasting away, in the mediocrity which has replaced the excellence of yester-year, it not just time to dismiss the defensive coordinator, but the head coach.

    I am sorry to hear of the Longhorns who are injured and wish them a speedy and full recovery.

    I also wish my Texas Longhorn alums and co-workers a speedy solution to the problems plaguing their team. Saturday was not a good day for Texas.

  3. helladonks says: Sep 8, 2013 11:12 PM

    good lorn UT has fallen. it seems like distant memories they were winning and competing for national championships, even though it hasnt been THAT long ago.

  4. 13datsyuk13 says: Sep 8, 2013 11:20 PM

    If you are going to bring back an old DC, did anyone call Coach Chizik?

  5. jdillydawg says: Sep 8, 2013 11:28 PM

    “Hey Mac, UT is number four in Texas… Really? Texas A&M, TCU and the Little college down 35 called Baylor are all ranked over UT! Embarrassing.”

    That “little” college gives Texas a run for its money a whole lot more than you give it credit for. Sic ’em Bears!

  6. mcqphx says: Sep 9, 2013 8:38 AM

    It’s all about the $-Not wins

  7. mogogo1 says: Sep 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    I don’t get to see Texas every week, so maybe I’m missing something, but I’ve never seen a huge difference between Ash and McCoy. Their numbers are always pretty similar. At any rate, QB isn’t the problem with that team. The coaching is.

  8. rjruthve says: Sep 9, 2013 3:27 PM

    I can’t believe the officiating at the BYU game. I think there were some blown calls that went in favor of BYU. If those calls had gone the other way, UT would have won and moved up in the rankings. Is it just me?

  9. pgilbert2013 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:40 PM

    Rj, I’m a big UT fan, but that being said you really need to enjoy a little less Humbolt Skunk weed during the game. I hate to say this, but there is no way the refs could have helped the defense.

    Our defense were the guards in the original Longest Yard.

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