Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown announced on Monday that junior quarterback Case McCoy (younger brother of former Longhorns and current Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy) will receive the start behind center in the team’s regular season finale versus the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday.
McCoy will receive the starting nod over sophomore David Ash due to Ash’s inability to be cleared to play this week following a rib injury which he suffered during the Longhorns’ 20-13 loss versus TCU last week as well as ineffectiveness while playing.
Ash has thrown just seven interceptions all season long, however the timing of the interceptions is the problem as all seven have come inside their opponents 30-yard line.
As a sophomore last season, McCoy started five games for Texas but was benched for the team’s appearance in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl where Ash not only started but was named Most Valuable Player of the game.
This season the 6’2″, 200-pound junior from Graham, TX has appeared in seven games and has passed for 408 yards, four touchdowns and one interception while completing 66.7% of his pass attempts. McCoy’s last start came last season versus the Baylor Bears where the quarterback tossed four interceptions and lost two fumbles in a loss to the Horns’ Big 12 rivals.
Brown had the following to say in regards to the Longhorns’ quarterback situation, “I see David being a good player in the future. (McCoy) came in against Kansas State last year and gave us a chance. This is a great opportunity for him to do what he did against Kansas.”