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Texas redshirt junior QB David Ash has retired from football after suffering from multiple head injuries.

"We just decided, because of his health -- that's the No. 1 concern for all of us -- that he's no longer going to play football," head coach Charlie Strong said. "But he is going to be part of the team, because I told him I wanted him around the team and that's what he deserves." Ash suffered a concussion last September and has only played in two games since then and most recently disclosed suffering from head injuries following the school's season opener.
Source: ESPN
Sep 18 - 9:39 AM

Texas senior WR Jaxon Shipley (head) had nine catches for 65 yards on Saturday against UCLA.

Shipley was questionable all week and a game-time decision after suffering a concussion last week against BYU. He now has 20 catches for 144 yards on the year. Shipley has never finished with less than 44 catches over his four-year career.
Sep 14 - 11:42 PM

Texas senior WR Jaxon Shipley (head) was cleared to play on Saturday against UCLA.

Shipley was questionable all week after suffering the head injury last week against BYU. On Saturday afternoon, Texas announced he would be a game-time decision. Obviously Shipley's symptoms had cleared by the evening. Shipley came into the night as the team's second-leading receiver with 11 catches for 79 yards. Texas is giving the favored Bruins, playing without Brett Hundley, everything they can handle in the first half.
Sep 13 - 9:52 PM

NFL Media Analyst notes that Tyrone Swoopes is an "erratic passer still mastering the nuances of the passing game."

"Swoopes, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound sophomore, is a talented athlete with exceptional size and running skills, but he's an erratic passer still mastering the nuances of the passing game," Brooks wrote. In the second start of his career, Swoopes will face a UCLA defense that scored three defensive touchdowns in their opener. Brooks notes that UCLA "features a host of athletic defenders along the front line."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 12 - 2:27 PM

Texas junior OW Daje Johnson will remain on suspension against UCLA, offensive play-caller Shawn Watson announced.

Johnson has missed multiple games since last season, and the reason was most recently reported as an academic issue. The junior was expected to be a starter this season opposite Jaxon Shipley, but both could miss the game against the Bruins.
Sep 10 - 10:19 AM

Texas senior WR Jaxon Shipley is questionable to play in Saturday's game against UCLA in Arlington.

Shipley suffered a head injury in last week’s loss to BYU. Shipley's perimeter presence is needed against a highly-ranked Bruins team that has proven susceptible to upset bids in the first few weeks. Texas' toothless offense will once again play without injured QB David Ash. Shipley ranks second on the 'Horns with 11 catches for 79 yards. He also has 33 punt return yards.
Sep 9 - 9:11 PM

Texas senior T Desmond Harrison and junior T Kennedy Estelle remain suspended from the program but have not been dismissed, despite reports stating otherwise.

Harrison and Estelle will not play against UCLA. The two were expected to be Texas' starters this season. Estelle started the opener at left tackle but neither played against BYU. Both will practice with the team.
Sep 8 - 1:15 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong said redshirt junior QB David Ash is out indefinitely with a concussion.

It is again time to question if Ash should retire from the sport. The quarterback took a hit against North Texas in the season but stayed in the game. He admitted to concussion-like symptoms following the game. Texas will move forward with Tyrone Swoopes.
Sep 8 - 12:13 PM

NFL Media Analyst Bucky Brooks notes that it's "a cause of concern" for Texas sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes, without three starters who are responsible for protecting him.

"Whenever an offensive line loses three starters in a week, it is a cause of concern, particularly when the front line is responsible for protecting a young quarterback (Tyrone Swoopes) poised to make his first collegiate start," Brooks wrote. The young Longhorns prospect will be without lineman Kennedy Estelle, Desmond Harrison and Dominic Espinosa, who will all be sidelined this week. Brooks adds that, "it could be a rough night for the Longhorns against an experienced BYU defense that brings tremendous pressure at the point of attack."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 5 - 2:35 PM

Texas sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes will make his first start against BYU.

"I'm very confident in Tyrone. I am," head coach Charlie Strong said. "I'm confident with any player on this football team." Swoopes was very much a reserve last year, totaling five completions on 13 attempts while taking two sacks. He added 79 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Source: ESPN
Sep 4 - 11:42 AM

Texas senior T Desmond Harrison and junior T Kennedy Estelle have been suspended for the school's game against BYU for a violation of team rules.

Initial reports stated both were dismissed from the team as each was on their last "strike," however, the school specified only a suspension. For now. Estelle started at left tackle in the school's opener against North Texas, while Harrison was expected to move into the starting right tackle spot after being sidelined for the opening contest. Charlie Strong continues to lay down the law.
Sep 4 - 9:00 AM

Texas redshirt senior C Dominic Espinosa suffered a broken right ankle against North Texas and will almost certainly miss the remainder of the 2014 season.

Texas lost quarterback David Ash to another head injury in the same game. Including the school's latest win over North Texas, Espinosa had started 40 straight games for the Horns, every contest after redshirt his first year in Austin.
Sep 2 - 10:34 AM

Texas redshirt junior QB David Ash (concussion) will miss this week's game against BYU.

Texas HC Charlie Strong told reporters Ash didn't show any symptoms during Saturday's 38-7 win over North Texas, but said his coaching staff got a call about Ash later that night. Strong didn't discuss Ash's injury, but the junior took several hits to the head against NTU, and his head bounced off the turf. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will get the call against the Cougars.
Sep 1 - 2:11 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong told reporters redshirt junior QB David Ash has looked "unbelievable" during preseason camp.

There was a point when many thought Ash might not play another snap of football due to multiple head injuries. The biggest question is Strong previously stated he would not allow Ash to take a hit prior to the season, so we will see how the quarterback reacts to that first contact. Ash is locked in as the team's starting quarterback.
Aug 22 - 9:04 AM

Texas HC Charlie Strong told reporters sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes "is the clear No. 2 quarterback."

David Ash is entrenched as the starter, but as we've seen there is no lock for him to play in every game. Swoopes only played in five games last season and completed five of 13 attempts for 26 yards, adding 79 rushing yards and a touchdown. He could grab the starting job in 2015.
Aug 21 - 12:58 PM


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