Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown has named sophomore David Ash his starting quarterback for the 2012 season, according to a report made by ESPN.

Ash was named starter Wednesday after beating out Case McCoy for the job.

“As we have been saying, it is obvious you have to have one walk out there first,” Brown said. “But we feel like both of them have been really good leaders and they handled summer well and they handle preseason well, so we are not hesitant to put either one of them in the game. But David will start.”

You would think Brown would understand that he needs to find one quarterback and stick with him. The two quarterbacks flip-flopped a lot last year, and even during some games. Brown hinted that the same system could be in place again.

“Now if one of them is hurt or not playing well, we can put the other one in the game and feel like he has a chance to still help us win the game,” he said. “And if something is not working at one time or the other, we can change and they know that.

“Both of them are more confident. Both of them are leading the huddle better. That is why we want to play both of them.”

Only time will tell, but we all know Texas has had a good amount of success when the program has been able to maintain one starting quarterback for one season.

Photo Credit: UT Athletics

Glenn Erby is a NFL writer for FootBasket. He also owns the NFL blog, Tha Cover 2. You can read more about him over there. Follow him on Twitter @thacover2.


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