It is deja vu all over again with the No. 23 Texas Longhorns as they gear up for their December 29 matchup with the No. 13 Oregon State Beavers in the Alamo Bowl. For the second year in a row, the 'Horns still do not have a starting quarterback, but the ultimate decision should be to go with David Ash for the second bowl game in a row.
First off, the quarterback situation is way overblown heading into this game. Neither the sophomore Ash nor the junior Case McCoy is capable of single-handedly leading this team to victory. Especially not with the way this defense has been playing and with the already-struggling offensive line losing its only all-conference player for the rest of the season.
Regardless, Texas still needs to name a starter for the game that it believes will give this team the best chance to win. Not go with both and figure it out over the course of the game, but one that the coaches at least believe can play the entire game.
Based on his superior arm strength, his ability to run and the care with which he handles the ball, David Ash should be the starter against Oregon State. Here's why.