The Morning After: What To Do With David Ash?

Sep 21, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash (14) runs against the Kansas State Wildcats during the first half of a football game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

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David Ash was a warrior on Saturday night against the Kansas State Wildcats. He was the difference maker and help set the tone for the entire game. However, David Ash left the game at halftime for an apparent head injury. Many fear that this is a recurring concussion issue or a 2nd concussion in 14 days.

So what should the Longhorns do about David Ash?

On one hand, he is the best option at quarterback for the Longhorns. When he plays like he did in the first half, he is one of the better quarterbacks in the Big 12. However, if concussion issues are going to be an issue for him, how can the Longhorns rely on him to be ready to play? And what about his confidence? Will he be thinking about his concussion before he takes off and will he hesitate on running the ball?

The Longhorns should hold off on bringing back David Ash until he is fully healthy and symptom free. I understand if the Longhorns rushed him back for this game. Mack Brown is no fool, he knew he needed David Ash to beat Kansas State. Mack Brown wants to coach for as long as he can. He didn’t want to go 1-3. The Longhorns have only 3 games in the next 35 days. Let David get some rest, but prepare for him to not be in the lineup. That will mean preparing someone other than Case McCoy to take over at quarterback.

Topics: Football, Texas Longhorns

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