AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas is making a change at quarterback, turning from banged-up starter David Ash to Case McCoy to lead the No. 23 Longhorns in their season finale at No. 7 Kansas State.
McCoy, who hasn't started since the last game of the 2011 regular season, relieved Ash in a 20-13 loss to TCU on Thanksgiving.
While coach Mack Brown called the passing game "inept" against TCU, the reason for the quarterback change was a bit murky on Monday: Is it solely because Ash, who has 17 career starts and had been among the top-rated passers in the country early this season, has an unspecified rib injury, or is it because he had a bad game?
Ash is listed as "questionable" for Saturday. Brown wouldn't say whether Ash would start if he wasn't injured.
"He's not (healthy). We don't get into ifs' and whats,'" Brown said. We're trying to figure out what to do with what we've got."
And Brown hedged when pressed whether he considered Ash, a sophomore, his quarterback of the future.