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David Ash | Quarterback

Team: Texas Longhorns
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200

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Texas junior QB David Ash suffered a fractured left foot during spring practices.
He will undergo surgery next week and is expected to be healthy in time for fall camp. It's bad news for a player who has struggled with his health. A concussion cost Ash 10 games last season. He was granted a medical hardship waiver, which means he still has two year's eligibility remaining. Apr 12 - 5:58 PM

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Texas junior QB David Ash has been medically cleared to participate in offseason workouts and spring football practice.

Ash only appeared in three games last season due to concussion symptoms suffered against BYU, and Texas appears likely to apply for a medical redshirt to get that year of eligibility back. If successful, Ash would conceivably be eligible through the 2015 season. Ash, who has thrown for 4,538 yards and a 30/18 TD/INT ratio on a 63.2 percent completion rate at the collegiate level, will compete with freshman Tyrone Swoopes and incoming recruit Jerrod Heard for Texas' starting QB gig.
Jan 19 - 3:17 PM

Texas junior QB David Ash has officially been ruled out for the season.

Ash has not played in months after suffering multiple head injuries in a short time frame. The junior quarterback will reportedly seek a medical redshirt for the season, giving him two more seasons of eligibility. There's a chance he is ready for spring practice.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson will be named Texas' next AD, according to Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel.

"Patterson emerged as the favorite early Tuesday morning and agreed to take the job a few hours later," Thamel writes. "It's done," one Texas official told Thamel. The news is somewhat surprising, since many believed Oliver Luck, West Virginia's AD, would be named to the same position with the Longhorns. Patterson's "marketing experience" and "business experience" were a big selling point, per Thamel.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Texas junior QB David Ash suffered another setback regarding his concussion symptoms and will be out against West Virginia.

The setback occurred during a workout last week. We doubt Ash plays again this season, and it would not be a surprise if the quarterback ends his playing career.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Texas coach Mack Brown said that junior QB David Ash (concussion symptoms) is "making progress."

"They (the trainers) actually told us this weekend that he (David Ash) is making progress, and that the symptoms are subsiding," Brown said. Ash will be inactive for Saturday's game against Kansas, but Brown has steadfastly refused to rule him out for the season. Brown burned the redshirt of freshman quarterback Tyrone Swoopes in Texas' victory over TCU last weekend. "We don't know what’s going to happen with David," Brown said after the game. "Want Swoopes to get ready for rest of season."
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 07:15:00 PM

Chip Brown of Orangebloods is reporting West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck will be named Texas' next AD in mid-November.

"Luck's interview with the committee could come as early as this week," Brown writes. "If all goes as expected, a contract could be finalized Nov. 13 or 14, when Texas regents are already scheduled to meet." He will be taking over for DeLoss Dodds, who announced his upcoming retirement a few weeks ago.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Texas head coach Mack Brown believes there is still a chance that junior QB David Ash plays this season.

Ash has returned to observe practice and team meetings. We doubt he plays again this season after sustaining two head injuries, but it will likely ultimately be Ash's decision.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Texas junior QB David Ash has been ruled out against TCU due to linger effects of a head injury.

We wonder if Ash's second head injury this season, and almost in consecutive weeks, will be a career ending one. The first was called a concussion, but the school has not disclosed any details on the second. Case McCoy has started in Ash's place.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 09:12:00 AM

Texas junior QB David Ash "had some after-effects" from his second head injury of the season suffered against BYU and Kansas State.

The first was called a concussion, while the second was never given that title. Ash has been sidelined since, and we wonder if Ash's career might be over. There are things more important than football, and we are wishing Ash well from a health perspective. Case McCoy will start against Oklahoma next weekend.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 01:35:00 PM's Daniel Jeremiah asked five NFL executives which current NFL assistant coach would make the best leader at the college level, with two answering Bears DC Mel Tucker and two suggesting 49ers OC Greg Roman.

"Tucker would be a great college head coach," one executive said. "He has a lot of college experience, and he's a really good communicator. I don't know if he'd take a job though, he's on track to be an NFL head coach." Another cited Roman, due to his familiarity with the Stanford model. "He is a very bright offensive mind, and he's done a great job developing (Colin) Kaepernick. Dan Quinn would be my second choice," another executive added.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 03:28:00 PM

Texas junior QB David Ash will be sidelined against Iowa State on Thursday, according to Chip Brown.

Ash suffered a second head injury on September 21 against Kansas State, and although the coaching staff stopped short of calling it a concussion, precaution is definitely necessary. Junior Case McCoy will start in his place, and Longhorn fans will certainly cross their fingers in the hopes of seeing freshman Tyrone Swoopes in the game.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds will reportedly announce his retirement on Tuesday, according to beat writer Kirk Bohls.

"He's going to announce it tomorrow," one of Bohls' sources said. "They were going to do it today but decided to wait because they didn't want to detract from the passing of (legendary former Longhorn quarterback) James Street." Dodds denied reports earlier this month. He will reportedly stay on staff until August 31, 2014.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Texas head coach Mack Brown suggested junior QB David Ash didn't necessarily suffer his second concussion in three weeks against Kansas State over the weekend.

Ash exited Saturday's contest with another head injury, but the Longhorns want to slow the speculation down on another possible concussion. Brown added that symptoms from the first concussion can re-appear after a hit, which might be the case in this situation. Ash must be symptom free for 48 hours to play.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Texas junior QB David Ash suffered a head injury in the first half against Kansas State and was removed from the game.

Ash missed last week's game against Ole Miss with the same injury. The Longhorns staff called it a head/neck issue, but we wouldn't be surprised if it was a concussion. If this new injury is another concussion, we might not see Ash for quite some time.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 10:42:00 AM