COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback David Ash #14 of the Texas Longhorns passes during the game against the Missouri Tigers on November 12, 2011 at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
While the Texas Longhorns have named David Ash the starting quarterback last week over Case McCoy, and it seemed that the decision was forced with Mack Brown and/or offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin just to have a starter named. However, it still seems that both will play in their season opener against the Wyoming Cowboys.
Harsin went on to mention how each quarterback has their positives and negatives:
"There are strengths and weaknesses with both quarterbacks," Harsin said. "What we found out is they both operate well in different situations. David can do some more of the run game stuff. Case does a great job getting the ball out of his hands. Both guys, in their overall understanding, have improved."
Did they not learn from last year how playing two and sometimes three quarterbacks went for them. They lost Garrett Gilbert to transfer and in games against ranked teams Texas lost them all.
By playing two quarterbacks then Texas really does not have one, because while Harsin says there are differences between the two it is not night day as if one is a pure runner and other a passing threat. Then there is this awesome quote from Brown:
"If something is not working at one time or the other, we can change and they know that," Brown said. "If you're scared about not having enough confidence at quarterback, you shouldn't be playing anyway."
The thing about that coach is that Ash and McCoy can not relax if they know that if they throw a pick, make a bad throw or don't convert a first down that they will be benched. He created them to be scared of taking a chance because knowing one small miscue could get them pulled.
For Wyoming's sake, they need their defense to make some plays and have the Texas offensive staff get overly concerned and swap out their quarterbacks early in this game. If that can happen then Wyoming's chance of pulling off a major upset will be increased exponentially.
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