Texas quarterback David Ash. Photo: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
To properly sum up David Ash’s 2012 season, I have to use my least favorite word the Internet has forced me to learn: meh.
Ash’s raw numbers far outpaced even the rosiest preseason hopes: 2,699 passing yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Ash proved he can punish a mediocre defense but did little to prove he can come up big when it matters the most.
With Major Applewhite taking the reins of the Longhorns’ attack, my advice would be to look to the past.
Anyone that has watched the NFL has seen a revolution of sorts, that a quarterback who is also a threat to beat you with his legs makes life infinitely more difficult for the opposing defense.
Texas was on the ground floor of this revolution, and Longhorns fans know this better than anyone. Running backs, receivers and linemen magically have a way of getting better when their quarterback can turn even a broken play into a defense’s worst nightmare.
So as Applewh...