Ash Out for TCU

David Ash will miss Saturday's game against TCU, his third straight missed game since he sat down with lingering effects of a head injury against Kansas State.

Kenny Boyd, Texas football head athletic trainer, said Longhorn quarterback David Ash has continued to make progress in his recovery, but he will miss Saturday's contest against the Horned Frogs with lingering effects of a head injury first suffered against BYU, and later sustained against Kansas State. He was pulled at halftime of the K-State game after showing the effects of a head injury.

Ever since then, Texas has rolled with Case McCoy as its starting quarterback. McCoy had his best start of the year against Oklahoma, completing 13-of-21 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns to one interception. On the season, he's hit on 75-of-123 passes (60.98 percent) for 764 yards and four touchdowns to one interception.

Ash will continue to be evaluated daily, and he has no timetable for a return, Boyd said.

While the Ash news was bad (though expected), Texas did release positive injury progress on safety Adrian Phillips (stinger) and linebacker Dalton Santos (elbow). Both will be evaluated in practice this week, but both are expected to be available for the TCU game.

Phillips has found a major role in defensive coordinator Greg Robinson's unit, making nine tackles and hurrying Blake Bell into a pick-six in Texas's last outing. Santos also had a nice game, with seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, after earning the start at middle linebacker.

Phillips is third on the team, and leads all Texas safeties, with 39 tackles. Santos has 31 stops, including four tackles in the backfield.


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