Texas Football: Why Case McCoy Should Be Longhorns' Starter Going Forward

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Texas Football: Why Case McCoy Should Be Longhorns' Starter Going Forward
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Once again, and for the second time in 2012, the Texas Longhorns have a quarterback controversy after junior Case McCoy replaced David Ash on Saturday and led his team to a 21-17 victory over Kansas. And the change should be permanent.

Yes, Ash has been named the starter for Saturday's game against Texas Tech, but you do not need to read in between the lines to know that he is on thin ice. For the second time in three games, Ash was dreadful, going 8-of-16 for a measly 63 yards and two interceptions against the bottom-dwelling Jayhawks.

Then McCoy was inserted into the game in the fourth quarter and led two consecutive scoring drives, going 6-of-8 and throwing the game-winning touchdown to D.J. Grant.

It is very easy to overreact to a situation like this, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that the current formula that the Longhorns are using is not working. The 'Horns are a missed call, a Josh Turner interception, and a 4th-and-6 conversion away from being 3-5 instead of 6-2.

Wins are wins, but something needs to change heading into a final four games against two ranked teams and two other teams that are all much better on defense than Baylor and Kansas.

And with the state of the Texas defense, the Longhorns are in a position where they simply must score points to stay in games. This is why McCoy was inserted into the game against Kansas and why he should be the starter if Texas is going to pull off an upset in the final games of the season.

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