The injury bug once again bit Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash this spring, this time it’s a fractured foot that’s keeping him away from activities. While he is expected back and ready to go for fall camp, the reins of the Texas offense have now been turned over to sophomore Tyrone Swoopes, who was handed the role from new head coach Charlie Strong when it was learned that Ash would be lost.
“I told Tyrone the key thing for you is it’s all about confidence and it’s all about you just doing everything we ask you to do and play within yourself,” Strong said. “Now that you are the quarterback, just take the field and know this: This is your team and it’s up to you to go lead.”
While Ash isn’t hated by any means by the Texas faithful, Swoopes has been the one that most have been intrigued to see under center, and at least for right now he gets his chance.
Last season was supposed to be a redshirt season for the highly touted Swoopes, however that redshirt was burned–inexplicably–by then head coach Mack Brown toward the end of the year.
In all, though, this Texas quarterback situation is a mess right now. Between Ash’s injury, folks not knowing if Swoopes’ talents can translate into the offense Strong runs and the potential transfer in of former USC quarterback Max Wittek, there’s no telling who Charlie Strong will be giving that speech mentioned above to once August rolls around.