Nov 10, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash (14) throws a pass against the Iowa State Cyclones in the third quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas defeated Iowa State 33-7. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns Spring Practice Preview: Quarterbacks


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Spring practices have begun on the 40 acres. From February 19th until February 27th, Hook’em Headlines will breakdown each position group and give you the spring outlook for that position group. Today we will breakdown the most important position on the football field; Quarterbacks.

February 19th: Offensive Line

February 20th: Tight Ends

February 21st: Wide Receivers

February 22nd: Running Backs

Coach:

Major Applewhite takes over as Quarterbacks coach after Bryan Harsin left to take over at Arkansas State. He was the Texas Quarterback from 1998 to 2001.

Starter: 

David Ash is coming into this spring as the starter for the first time in his Longhorns career.

Key Reserves

Case McCoy is the backup coming into the season but Connor Brewer and Jalen Overstreet will challenge Case for that backup role.

Spring Outlook

David Ash has the spotlight on him at all times. Every step he makes, it will be scrutinized. Every decision he makes, same deal. That come with the territory of being the Texas Longhorns starting quarterback. Want I want to see from David Ash is better recognition of the type of coverage that the defense is giving him, quicker decision making and becoming a true playmaker.

I want to see either Connor Brewer or Jalen Overstreet take the backup role from Case McCoy. Now Mack Brown will give it to Case if Brewer nor Overstreet clearly separate themselves from Case. I would say the favorite to win the backup job is Case McCoy but I expect a battle with Connor Brewer. He showed flashes of great quarterback play in the 2012 spring game. Don’t expect much from Tyrone Swoopes. He is guaranteed to redshirt and will see limited action in the spring game.

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