The uncertainty at the quarterback position for the Texas Longhorns continued on Thursday as head coach Mack Brown said that the staff has not yet decided on a starter for the Alamo Bowl match-up against Oregon State on December 29th.
Brown did, however, say that the staff will meet on Friday to begin discussing the preparations for the game.
Though there have been question marks surrounding the position since Case McCoy led the Longhorns to a late comeback victory against Kansas when David Ash struggled, it wasn't until Ash once again struggled against TCU, perhaps due to his rib injury, that the situation truly regressed to where it was last season, when Ash was pulled in games against Missouri and Kansas State late before being benched against Baylor.
Ash did earn the start in the Holiday Bowl and played the entire game, despite the coaches saying beforehand that both quarterbacks would get a chance.
With McCoy limited in the parts of the field that he can hit and suffering from major interception issues in both of his last two starts -- and having thrown the game-ending pick against TCU -- the guess here is that co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin will once again go with the more talented Ash in hopes that the three weeks of preparation can yield another solid performance in a bowl game after the current sophomore was able to avoid turnovers against Cal last season to end his freshman campaign.
It wouldn't be surprising, though, to see Brown hold off on naming Ash the starter until just before the game, as happened last season.