Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes
It's not that Tyrone Swoopes has had a bad spring. He's just not having a better one than David Ash, which is a problem if the 6'4" sophomore has any designs on starting this season.
"Both quarterbacks, they're getting better," Strong told reporters in an April 1 press conference. "The thing about David is, he's studying it. He's working at it and each practice he's gotten better and better."
Strong's statement is an affirmation that Ash has the inside track to the No. 1 job, which makes sense because he is the team's most accomplished passer. Shawn Watson's West Coast offense requires the quarterback to make quick decisions and deliver the ball with accuracy, which Ash is better suited toward.
However, Watson was Taylor Martinez's offensive coordinator when he ran for 964 yards as a freshman in 2010. The former Louisville play-caller will adjust in favor of athleticism, but Swoopes has to prove he can move the ball better than Ash.
The spring game would be a great time for him to show out as an encore to last year's breakout performance.