Apparently, saving coach Mack Brown's job is not enough to make you the starting quarterback at Texas.
Brown announced Monday that David Ash, who was pulled in the fourth quarter of a nailbiter against Kansas last weekend, would remain the starter over Case McCoy.
McCoy stepped in with Texas trailing 17-14 and orchestrated the game-winning drive, which culminated in a 1-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Grant with 12 seconds remaining. The win stopped Kansas from earning its first conference victory since 2010.
In the 21-17 win, McCoy completed 5-of-7 passes for 67 yards and the score in less than a quarter of work. Through a little more than three quarters, Ash completed 50 percent of his passes for 63 yards and two interceptions.
In all fairness, until the Kansas game Ash had played extremely well. He had completed 70 percent of his passes for 1,663 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. He won the starting job over McCoy in the preseason and has yet to relinquish it.
McCoy declined to express any disappointed over the decision, but did note that if Texas got into trouble again, he was more than competent to handle the challenge.
"I know if I ever get thrown into the fire again, I'll be prepared," he said.
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