Citing an unidentified source, Bobby Burton of Hookem.com, the 247Sports site that covers Texas, is reporting that sophomore David Ash will start the Longhorns’ season opener against Wyoming on Sept. 1. (The site’s partner, the Austin American Statesman, has details on its website.)
Coach Mack Brown has yet to publicly name his choice, but offensive co-coordinator Bryan Harsin said on Monday that both Ash and junior Case McCoy would take snaps against the Cowboys.
Ash started six games in 2011 and was named offensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl. He played in all 13 contests. McCoy started five times and had a better completion percentage, nearly as many passing yards, and a significantly better TD-interception ratio than Ash. (Garrett Gilbert, who has transferred to SMU, started the first two games of the season.)