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David Ash to start for Longhorns in Alamo Bowl

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08:09 PM ET 12.17 | The announcement has come down that quarterback David Ash will get the start for the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl. If David Ash comes out strong and has a great performance against a decent Oregon State defense, then Longhorns fans will feel better about the quarterback position. But that's going to be a tough task. Oregon State is ranked 47th in pass defense. To put that in perspective, TCU is ranked 53rd in pass defense and they shut down David Ash. And if we look into the future, BYU has the 13th best pass defense in the country in 2012. So in two of the potentially next three starts for David Ash, he is going to face very good pass defenses. If the Texas Longhorns want to take that next step and be a BCS bowl contender, he will need to have great performances against BYU and Oregon State.

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December 18, 2012  12:17 AM ET

So long Brian Harsin! Maybe now we can have a short passing game again.

December 18, 2012  01:32 AM ET

Go Beavs!

December 18, 2012  08:23 AM ET

I must admit I can never root against beaver.....

I do not think the horns offense has been that bad at all this year, but their defense and head coach have issues!!! Long live Mack as Horns HC!!

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December 18, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Long live Mack as Horns HC!!

Cruel ccg...that's like picking on the afflicted.

December 18, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Go Beavers Go!

December 18, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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Yipeeeeee....Free Hot Dogs and Coke since Ash is starting..Still have Mac though

You need some new schtick.

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December 18, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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Why..I like it...not here to please you

I liked it better when you talked football

December 18, 2012  10:30 AM ET

So, Ash is healthy and ready to Bowl, yes? Applewhite has time to study the Beaver D and come up with some higher percentage plays against it. Alamo Bowl is looking more appealing.

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December 18, 2012  06:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I liked it better when you talked football

The Good Dr has been in a foul mood recently...perhaps the departure of Harsin will help...

:)

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