Hookem.com reports that David Ash will be the starter for Wyoming
HookEm.com reports that David Ash will be named the starter for the Longhorns opening game against Wyoming.
The Texas Longhorns have yet to officially name the Longhorns' starter for the season opener against Wyoming, but reports from Hookem.com state that David Ash will get the nod.
Bryan Harsin, the offensive co-coordinator, made the statement Monday that both Ash and Case McCoy would receive playing time in the opener.
The report of Ash as a starter was expected by many after he helped lead the Longhorns to a victory in the Holiday Bowl at the end of the 2011 season.
Although Texas has named Ash the starting quarterback, the Longhorns could keep the quarterback battle alive throughout the season, changing starters on a week to week basis.
Ash started six games last year, while finishing the season with a total of 98 completions on 173 attempts. In comparison, McCoy started five games in 2011, completing 89 of his 145 passes on the year.
Ash will need to avoid turning the ball over in 2012 if he wishes to hold the starting job. Ash threw four touchdowns in 2011 while totaling eight interceptions.