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Is it really possible a true freshman QB starts Sept. 3?

By now everyone has become fully immersed in the QB competition the Texas Longhorn football team is having right now.  Some people have chosen a favorite.  Others are waiting to see how things turn out.  While still others believe the outcome is already preordained.  I myself am waiting to see how things turn out.  But the question that I keep coming back to is it really possible that a true freshman QB could start Sept. 3?  I know people have seen the quotes that are floating around about Ash and how well he is doing.  I won't re-post them but one was from Blake Gideon and the other was from Emmanuel Acho.  Both were highly complimentary of David Ash.  Now comes Jesus Shuttlesworth of Recruitocosm.com and his source, The Asset, with these nuggets:                                                                                                                                                        

We’ll start with, what else, the Quarterbacks. A time honored Texas tradition is rooting for the backup and this report will do nothing to extinguish those flames. The Asset tells us that David Ash had a masterful day today especially in picking apart Manny Diaz’s zone. So much so that when I asked the Asset about the wide receivers, he replied, "they had a quiet day."

 

 

They dropped a lot of balls?

"No. They basically caught everything but they didn’t have to do anything special but turn and catch Ash’s ball delivered in a pinpoint window."

The report was so glowing that I started to think that perhaps the Asset is just an Ash-man, so I asked him if he was biased in his assessment. He simply replied. "No. You’ll see."

The Asset went on to tell us that Ash had some solid work against the zone, had some well timed scrambles for big yards, and was the beneficiary of several zone-read designed runs for solid yardage. He continues to play at a really high level.

 

Once again very complimentary to young Mr. Ash.  But there is one more quote that knocked me back and got me thinking hard that this is a real possibility.  Here is the money quote from The Asset:

 

As for snaps with the first team, David Ash took 50%, Case McCoy had 30%, while Gilbert and Wood had 10% each we’re told.

 

Now this is one source from one website so take it with a grain of salt.  But if this is true, then true freshman QB David Ash is getting the majority of the snaps with the first team in practice.  I never played football, but to me that seems really significant.  Now the Asset doesn't say if this will continue or if this was just a one time thing.  But if it does continue, this tells me that David Ash just might be the starting QB come Sept. 3 vs. Rice.  So I ask again is it really possible that a true freshman QB will start on Sept. 3?

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