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Texas QB position still not settled

Posted on: October 19, 2011 12:01 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2011 12:02 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

During Texas' loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday, quarterback David Ash took every snap in the game, which was the first time any Texas quarterback played an entire game this season. Unfortunately for Ash, he didn't have a great game, barely completing half of his pass attempts and turning the ball over three times.

So, not surprisingly, it seems the quarterback competition in Austin has resumed once again.

“It's always competitive -- every position is competitive,” said offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin on Tuesday. “You go back and review the film each week in practice -- that’s how we make our decisions on who plays.”

Mack Brown echoed his offensive coordinator's statements as well.

“If we feel like a different combination of both or a different start is going to help us win at Kansas, we’ll do that,” Brown said. “If we feel like David needs to continue going, we’ll do that. And that will be determined at the end of next week. We’re young enough at a lot of positions that we’ve got to continue to have them compete to see how they’re getting better.” 

The good news for Texas is that it has this week off, which will give the coaching staff and Ash an extra week of practice to figure things out before facing Kansas. Still, considering that Ash has looked every bit the freshman he is at times, I don't think we've seen the last of Case McCoy this year no matter how well Ash performs in practice.

Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 11:33 am

Texas QB position still not settled

This reader will be surprised to see much of Case McCoy from here on out.  The way he was treated last year, as well as how he was yanked from the Texas-OU game and replaced by another QB that seemed determined to seal Texas' fate, indicate that Case might as well follow Connor Wood to another campus, to get a chance to succeed.

We enjoyed his brief tenure here!  Thank you, Case!

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 12:44 pm

Texas QB position still not settled

Mack Brown may have to wait a few more years to retire.  He doesn't want to dump a loser on Texas.  He's got no O-line, and a soft D-line.  He might pass Paterno's retirement age!

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