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Texas’ starting QB still undecided

Stephanie Kuzydym Published: August 6, 2012

David Ash or Case McCoy? David Ash or Case McCoy?

The Texas Longhorns have yet to determine their starter at quarterback for the 2012 season. The junior and the sophomore will have training camp to show coach Mack Brown who is worthy of leading his offense. Last season, both Longhorns saw starts during an 8-5 season. Ash was the last to start for the Longhorns when he led Texas to a win against California at the Holiday Bowl. The Longhorns first game is against Wyoming on Sept. 1.

Per the AP:

Ash and McCoy met with reporters on Sunday. McCoy noted he’s bigger and stronger and says he used not playing in the bowl game as motivation for his offseason workouts.

Ash said he’s been studying how to be a better leader.

Despite all that, Mack Brown hasn’t made a decision and said he will not give Ash the starting position just because of the way he ended last season. So, if you got to make Coach Brown’s decision, who would it be?

For some stats to help you make a more informed decision, here’s how their Texas athletic department bios read:

Case McCoy, junior:

Played in 11 games with five starts at quarterback … first team Academic All-Big 12 selection … completed 89-of-145 (61.4%) passes for 1,045 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions … set the school record for most consecutive passes to start a career without an interception with 124 (first 123 of 2011) which was also the third most consecutive passes without an interception overall by a Texas quarterback.

David Ash, sophomore:

Played in all 13 games with six starts … starts came against Oklahoma State, Kansas, Texas Tech, Missouri, Kansas State and California in the Holiday Bowl … completed 98-of-173 (56.6%) pass attempts for 1,068 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions … his four touchdown passes are a school record for the most by a true freshman in school history … threw five completions of 40 or more yards … one of five players to throw a touchdown pass for Texas in 2011 … rushed for 103 yards and one touchdown on 73 attempts and caught a four-yard touchdown pass … in the Holiday Bowl he completed 14-of-23 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown while also catching a four-yard touchdown pass from Jaxon Shipley

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