Nine actual developments at Big 12 Media Days

DALLAS - Media days for any conference are a lot of fluff and wasted time, but every now and then, actual insight and news is discovered. Let's look back on the meat of media days: 1. Texas has a starting quarterback... officially. Charlie Strong quietly handed out a little piece of news during his breakout session with reporters on Tuesday: David Ash is officially his starting...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texas coach Charlie Strong names David Ash starting QB

Just one day after he was cleared to return to full practices, David Ash was named the starting quarterback of the Texas Longhorns by first-year head coach Charlie Strong on Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days, reports Taylor Gaspar of Rivals. Ash was the starting quarterback going into last season, but his campaign was cut short by a concussion. He played in only three games, throwing...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas QB David Ash cleared to resume play and will battle for starting job

Texas QB David Ash who involved in a quarterback battle for Longhorns starting job received news in April that he was granted a Medical Redshirt.  It is being reported that the signal caller who had missed a majority of last season (10 games due to concussions) received news that he has been cleared to play ball. Ash may have the inside track to become the starter but he does...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texas quarterback David Ash cleared to practice

The Texas Longhorns offense is back at full strength for coach Charlie Strong's first season at the helm. Quarterback David Ash and running back Johnathan Gray were medically cleared to practice Monday, along with linebacker Jordan Hicks, reports Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman. Ash was granted a medical redshirt last season after missing 10 games with a concussion...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football 2014: Ranking the Nation's Best Quarterbacks

1. Jameis Winston so. Florida St. Winston is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, a defending national champion, and is 14-0 in his career as a starter. It's pretty hard to argue against anyone with those credentials being ranked number one, and if he can repeat all those feats again this season, you could include Winston in the discussion of the all-time college football greats...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big 12's top 10 games of 2014

College football is less than two months away, and you may have seen our ranking of the Big 12's nonconference games this season. What about the games that will decide where the Big 12 title belt resides this year? Here are the 10 conference games we're looking forward to most in 2014. 1. Baylor at Oklahoma, Nov. 8: Simply put, this is the two best teams in the Big 12 on...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Wins and Losses for the 2014 Texas Longhorns' Schedule

When the 2014 Texas Longhorns take the field this fall they will begin a new era in their tradition rich football program history book. After having Mack Brown patrol the sidelines in Austin, Texas for nearly two decades the reigns are now handed over to Charlie Strong. Strong, the former defensive coordinator at Florida and head coach at Louisville, was brought in to bring a new...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 27 Texas Longhorns season preview

The Texas Longhorns are in rebuilding mode with the arrival of new head coach Charlie Strong, replacing Mack Brown after going 8-5 in 2013. Brown had been one of the longest tenured coaches in the country. Strong understands that winning a national championship probably won't happen in his first year as he keeps expectations realistic after the program's struggle in recently...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Horns land commitment from 4* PRO QB Zach Gentry

The Texas Longhorns don't normally have to wait long in a recruiting class to land a quarterback, but that was the rare case with the 2015 group, a wait that came to an end on Monday with the pledge of Albuquerque (N.M.) Eldorado pro-style quarterback Zach Gentry. In the 2007 class, the Longhorns secured an early commitment from eventual Florida signee John Brantley, who was...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ash injury ups Strong's degree of difficulty

I'm betting Charlie Strong's research on his new program didn't include watching the 2009 Big 12 Championship Game.  If he did, though, he'll encounter the most troubling truth facing his first squad of Longhorns.  You can't win a Big 12 title without a difference maker at quarterback.  Jason White, Vince Young, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Landry Jones, Brandon...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ash granted medical redshirt; Texas QB battle builds

Texas quarterback David Ash now has two years of eligibility remaining after the NCAA approved his petition for a medical redshirt for 2013, a source told CBSSports.com on Friday. A University of Texas spokesman confirmed the news. Ash seemed poised for a solid 2013 performance but missed 10 games last season due to concussions. The NCAA's approval was an expected move. Ash...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas QB David Ash out for spring with broken foot

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas quarterback David Ash is sidelined again.
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas QB David Ash Out with Fractured Foot

Texas QB David Ash has a fractured foot and will miss the rest of the spring according to the Longhorn Network: Texas QB David Ash has a fracture in his left foot and will miss the rest of spring practice. He's expected to be back by fall camp. — Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) April 11, 2014 Ash missed time last year with head and shoulder injuries. It was likely that...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong bans ‘hook ‘em horns’ for now

Texas Longhorns new football Charlie Strong is out to change the culture of the team and plans to “Put the ‘T’ back in Texas.” Strong has already made several changes, including making the players walk a half-mile to and from the practice fields on foot — no more getting bused around.  And the players won’t be allowed to throw up the ‘hook ‘em horns’ until they...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas preview: What can David Ash contribute to Horns in 2014?

The Texas Longhorns need to find a solution at quarterback in Charlie Strong's first season in Austin. Will that be David Ash, who's returning from a scary concussion injury? 
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Change abounds for Longhorns this spring

Mack Brown had been the boss at Texas since the 1998 season, but Charlie Strong rode into town and his first spring practice as the new head man in burnt orange begins on Tuesday.  Let's take a closer look at the Longhorns.  2013 record: 8-5 (7-2, Big 12) Returning starters: Six offense, seven defense Spring game: April 19 Is David Ash still David Ash? This time last year,...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Transferring USC QB Max Wittek to visit Texas

Southern California quarterback Max Wittek is scheduled to visit Texas this weekend and has been in contact with several other schools as he considers where to transfer. Wittek is on target to graduate with a degree in psychology in May. He will be eligible to play next season, and have two years left. He said he has also heard from coaches at Louisville, Virginia Tech, Hawaii and...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

QB David Ash cleared for full offseason participation with team

Texas junior quarterback David Ash has been cleared to resume full football activities, the school announced Saturday evening. He is expected to be a full participant in spring practice. Ash missed all but three games of the 2013 season with recurring concussion-like symptoms from a concussion he suffered in the second game of the year against BYU. He played in the first half against...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ash cleared for spring practice

Photo: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash has been cleared by the Texas training staff to resume football activities, the school announced on Saturday. Update on QB David Ash: Head Athletic Trainer for Football Kenny Boyd confirmed Ash is clear for offseason training. — Longhorn_FB (@Longhorn_FB) January 19, 2014 Ash is expected to petition the NCAA...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ash cleared by Texas’ medical staff

As he begins to prep for his first spring as Texas’ head coach, Charlie Strong will be armed with the knowledge that the “incumbent” at the quarterback position will be a full, healthy go. In tweets posted to its Twitter account Saturday night, the Longhorns revealed that David Ash has been cleared for offseason training. That clearance includes full participation in the...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas QB Ash set to return from concussion, cleared for spring practice

Texas quarterback David Ash has been cleared to participate in spring drills. Ash was the starter last season before sustaining a concussion in the second game against BYU. He returned two weeks later and played one half against Kansas State, but was removed at halftime and didn't return for the rest of the season. Case McCoy started the final nine games. Doctors had advised...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ash cleared for spring practice

Longhorn fans got great news Saturday night as Texas Head Athletic Trainer Kenny Boyd announced that quarterback David Ash was cleared to train and practice with the team: Update on QB David Ash: Head Athletic Trainer for Football Kenny Boyd confirmed Ash is clear for offseason training. — Longhorn_FB (@Longhorn_FB) January 19, 2014 Ash is anticipated to be available for full...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas' Ash cleared for spring practice

Texas quarterback David Ash has been cleared to participate in spring drills. Ash was the starter last season before sustaining a concussion in the second game against BYU. He returned two weeks later and played one half against Kansas State, but was removed at halftime and didn't return for the rest of the season. Case McCoy started the final nine games. Doctors had advised...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong responds to ‘kick in the face’ comment

Texas Longhorns new coach Charlie Strong went on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday to talk about his new job. Strong was asked about billionaire booster Red McCombs’ comments that the hiring of the former Louisville coach was a “kick in the face.” “I think the whole thing is a bit sideways,” McCombs said of the selection process during an interview with ESPN 1250 San Antonio...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong introduced as head coach of Texas Longhorns

University of Texas athletics The Texas Longhorns introduced Charlie Strong as the head football coach on Monday. Strong, 53, replaces longtime coach Mack Brown. “I’m excited and my family is excited to have the chance to lead one of the premier football programs in the country,” Strong said, via TexasSPorts.com. “Texas is one of those places that is always on your radar...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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