Texas Longhorns co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin said Monday that both David Ash and Case McCoy will play against Wyoming in the first game of the season, according to Max Olson of ESPN.
The Longhorns played both quarterbacks last season and struggled to find consistency at the position, although it was widely considered that Ash would take control of the starting job in the offseason. With the news that both will play and the actual starter currently not known, it appears that there is little separation between the two players.
Wescott Eberts of Burnt Orange Nation doesn't like the decision, not one bit.
In some sense, as a big and unabashed David Ash fan, it's extremely disappointing that he hasn't seized control of the position, which hasn't happened according to anything that the coaches are saying publicly. Or maybe it just means that the new and improved McCoy is throwing the football better now with his increased strength. Maybe his footwork isn't even dog feces most of the time now. Maybe he could be a serviceable starter.
Thing is, serviceable as upside is not upside at all. It's the definition of mediocrity.
Eberts points out that Harsin made similar comments before the Holiday Bowl last season, and David Ash ended up playing the entire game for the Longhorns.
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