The 18th-ranked University of Texas football team is changing things up for its regular season finale against Kansas State. On Monday, UT head football coach Mack Brown said Case McCoy will start at quarterback.
McCoy will replace David Ash, who's listed as questionable for the Kansas State game because of a rib injury.
"Case came off the bench and helped us at Kansas to win the game," Brown said. "He came off the bench the other night and gave us a score. Had a chance to tie the game and go into overtime at the end. So Case has been around long enough. He's played a lot."
"Case has been here," Longhorn freshman running back Johnathan Gray added. "He's been in big games, and he knows how to get the job done."
However, Longhorn fans probably do not want to dwell on what could happen if McCoy is injured. If McCoy becomes unable to play during the Kansas State game, and Ash is unable to go, things get really interesting. Then, Alex King, UT's starting punter will take over at quarterback.
"We had Alex King working at quarterback last night," Brown said. "He hasn't played since early years at Duke where he was a third team quarterback I think. So we just gotta get him a limited package and hope it doesn't get to him, very honestly."
"Hopefully we don't have to get to that," UT sophomore defensive back Quandre Diggs added. "Just keep him at his job punting and let David and Case take care of that you know. I don't want to think about that situation."