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In many ways, this is a storyline of what could be.
David Ash has to be the early front-runner to be the starting quarterback for Texas next season, but there are a few factors that could change that.
For one, it will be interesting to see how he practices after missing most of last season with a concussion. Is he sharp? Rusty? Backup Tyrone Swoopes didn't do much in limited playing time to suggest he's ready to take the reins of the offense.
Perhaps that by itself gives Ash an edge, but who knows how the quarterbacks will look until things get underway.
Anytime a new coaching staff takes over, though, there's usually an open competition at just about every position. First-year coach Charlie Strong didn't waste any time looking to upgrade the quarterback spot, either.
USC transfer Max Wittek has been heavily connected to the Longhorns, telling Blake Munroe of 247Sports in February that Texas was the first school to contact him. Earlier this month, Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News reported that Texas "remains the leader" for Wittek's immediate playing services.
How Wittek impacts the quarterback competition, if he does at all, would be one of the most fascinating offseason storylines for 2014.