According to buzz across Twitter and the Internet, Texas Longhorns presumptive starting quarterback David Ash suffered a hamstring injury in this afternoon’s workout session, the extent is which is not yet known.
Geoff Ketchum from the Texas-focused site Orangebloods tweeted the following late this afternoon:
It’s too early to assume Ash’s injury will change the face of the looming quarterback competition on the Forty Acres since we don’t yet know the extent of the injury, but if it does prove to be extensive, things could get ugly quickly.
Sophomore Case McCoy could indeed move right to the top of the depth chart if Ash’s injury should cause him to miss the early sessions of fall practice which starts on August 6th and true freshmen signal callers Connor Brewer and Jalen Overstreet may have a chance at competing for the back-up spot– and some likely pre-season action– in Ash’s absence.
For a Texas team that will be facing it’s greatest expectations in several years and the increased scrutiny of local media, fans, and alumni, an injury to Ash which could derail what has been rumored to be a great summer for the Belton product is the last thing that needs to happen.
If we do have a worst-case scenario in Austin, can Case McCoy rise to the occasion, take the team on his shoulders and be successful?
Could Connor Brewer step up and show he has what it takes to start for a team that must win 10 games this fall or bust?
You have to figure Mack Brown is hoping neither scenario has to be tested and David Ash’s injury today is of the minor variety.
Kris Hughes is the College Football Network Manager for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.
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