Texas still unsure of its starting quarterback

With just a week remaining before it opens the season at home against Rice, Texas is still unsure of its starting quarterback.

Offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin told the Longhorn Network on Friday that a decision will be reached soon, with incumbent starter Garret Gilbert in a tight battle with sophomore Case McCoy, redshirt freshman Connor Wood and true freshman David Ash.

Gilbert threw for 2,744 yards and completed 59 percent of his passes last season in 12 starts. But he threw 10 touchdowns against 17 interceptions.

While just a freshman, Ash has been the real wild card in this derby as he's impressed the players and coaches with his maturity throughout fall practice. The 6-3, 215-pounder has displayed a strong arm and a veteran's confidence. However, Gilbert is still considered the most talented signal-caller on the roster, but avoiding mistakes will be his biggest test if he's named the starter for a second consecutive year.

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