For the first time since 2009, the Texas Longhorns will return an incumbent starter in David Ash under center. But is he really the one to lead the team back to the forefront of college football? If the mercurial Tyrone Swoopes continues on his accelerated learning curve, Ash could lose his starting status before Week 1.
Ash was unconvincing in Texas' spring game, throwing two interceptions to close the first half while being overshadowed by Swoopes' one series of play. He is still firmly ensconced as the starter, but this is not the progress fans had hoped for at this stage of his career.
It is unlikely, but with him failing to own the quarterback position, and with the abilities of those behind him on the depth chart, Ash could lose his starting status before the start of the season.