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

Texas' Davids Ash: Giving up football was suggested, but I didn't consider it

Texas quarterback David Ash missed most of the 2013 season with concussion issues. A concussion in the second game of the season against BYU kept him out for a couple weeks, and when he returned a couple of weeks later against Kansas State he lasted a half before being benched.

He is returning to football and in the driver’s seat to get the starting job for the 2014 season. Ash said that some suggested he consider not returning, but for him that was never an option.

“A lot of people told me you need to give it up, you need to quit,” Ash said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Honestly, I never really thought about it because in my mind I always was going to play again.”

New head coach Charlie Strong thinks he knows a way that Ash can avoid putting himself at risk, stop trying to run players over and protect yourself.

“I don’t need to see how tough you are. If you can outrun him, outrun him, but run out of bounds, or slide or something, just don’t take the hit,” Strong said. “He took like three or four hits and I just stopped it and asked what he was trying to prove?”

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