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Big 12 football: Texas QB David Ash on the hot seat

by Berry Tramel Published: August 31, 2012
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Garrett Gilbert lost his job as Texas' starting quarterback last September after a meager showing against Brigham Young. Will Ash make it through September?

The sophomore has been named the starter at UT, which has high expectations for the 2012 season. But quarterback remains a concern.

As expected, Ash won a duel with Case McCoy, and Longhorn Nation cautiously is optimistic that Ash will be much better this season. But the same was hoped for Gilbert.

Wyoming figures to offer little resistance Saturday, but the Cowboys a year ago at least played some big-time foes, losing 38-14 to Nebraska, 31-20 to TCU and 36-14 to Boise State. A similar-type victory would do wonders for Ash's administration.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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