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Brown: Texas is Case McCoy’s team

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After a fairly stunning thrashing of Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout Saturday, coach Mack Brown said quarterback Case McCoy is the guy for Texas — that is, until injured signal-caller David Ash is back.

“It is Case’s team until David returns — until we’re told David is returning to practice, Case is the only one on this team that’s taken a span at quarterback,” Brown said on Monday’s Big 12 teleconference. “… When David returns, obviously we’ll have to look at that but that’s not an issue.”

McCoy didn’t set Oklahoma’s secondary on fire, but he turned in a solid performance at a position that’s been lacking for the ‘Horns this year. Colt’s younger brother completed 13 of 21 passes for 190 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, helping steer an offense powered by running backs Jonathan Gray (29 carries, 123 yards) and Malcolm Brown (23 carries, 120 yards).

Ash hasn’t played since Sept. 21, as the junior has dealt with concussion issues dating back to Texas’ Sept. 7 loss at BYU. On the season, he’s completed 53 of 87 passes for 760 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions; McCoy’s completed 75 of 123 attempts for 764 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

Obviously, with any player dealing with a concussion, there’s not much of a timetable for Ash’s return. He wasn’t able to travel from Austin to Dallas for Saturday’s Red River Shootout, although Texas does have a week off before its next game (Oct. 26 at TCU).

But as Brown said, this is McCoy’s team for now — which, for the immediate future, means four-star freshman Tyrone Swoops and redshirt freshman Jalen Overstreet won’t push for the No. 1 gig.

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5 Responses to “Brown: Texas is Case McCoy’s team”
  1. skwackquackwoof says: Oct 14, 2013 5:37 PM

    Really Mack Brown? The backup qb is the qb until the starting qb gets back? …Really? C’mon Mack, pull your head out!

  2. skwackquackwoof says: Oct 14, 2013 5:47 PM

    McCoy wins games that he is supposed to lose and Ash loses games that he is supposed to win. The sooner people realize that this game is not all about stats and perfect mechanics, the better it will be for everyone.

  3. normtide says: Oct 14, 2013 5:53 PM

    Skwack is right. You need a qb that can find ways to win, and find ways not to lose.

  4. bowwserr says: Oct 14, 2013 10:57 PM

    You don’t need McCoy to be anything more than he is if you get those running backs going and let Johnson do his job with the ball. McCoy is pefect for this offense.

  5. suineme says: Oct 17, 2013 7:35 AM

    Texas is Case McCoy’s team, huh?

    That’s nice. Guess what, Mack? It could have been Johnny Manziel’s team. Or Andrew Luck’s old team. Or Robert Griffin III’s old team. Or Nick Foles’ old team. But it’s not. Its Case McCoy’s team.

    Enjoy the gold watch and the cushy administration job where you get to play golf 7 days a week, because that statement right there is why you will be fired.

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