The Texas Longhorns held their 2012 spring game on Sunday (of all days), with a quarterback dispute appearing to be all but settled despite Mack Brown's refusal to name a starter.
David Ash played the opening two drives with the first team, and it might have been his lack of throws that solidified his place on the depth chart. Six tosses means the coaches already know what he can do, and as long as he can hand off to Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron, he's set, right? Ash also displayed his wheels on a goal line touchdown, which he salvaged after an offensive lineman stepped on his shoe.
After the game, Ash was asked about his performance (via SI.com):
"I thought I made pretty good decisions,'' Ash said. "I've been trying to understand defenses better. ... I've been trying to improve the mental side of my game a lot.''
When asked if he thought the offense was his to run, Ash replied, "Yes sir.''
Top competitor Case McCoy threw almost three times as many attempts, but also turned the ball over twice. Based on the extremely slim sample size, freshman Connor Brewer looked more impressive. Then again, Brewer was competing against a number of walk-ons.
At this point, it would surprise pretty much everybody if Brown named McCoy the starter. It would not surprise anybody if he said Ash and McCoy will split snaps during the season. It would upset Texas fans, of course, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't surprise anybody.
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