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BYU football: Texas quarterback David Ash out against the Cougars

By Lafe Peavler, Deseret News

Published: Mon, Sept. 1 10:55 a.m. MDT

 Texas' David Ash (14) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against North Texas, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas' David Ash (14) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against North Texas, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(Eric Gay, AP)

Texas quarterback David Ash is out against BYU this week after suffering concussion-like symptoms following the Longhorns' season-opener, according to CBS Sports.

According to the report, Texas head coach Charlie Strong said that Ash experienced "headaches and dizziness" the night after Texas' 38-7 win over North Texas.

If confirmed, this would be Ash's second concussion at Texas. The junior missed most of last season after suffering a concussion in Provo last season against the Cougars. Unfortunately, Ash's football future is in doubt, particularly if this does turn out to be a second concussion.

This is the second major injury for the Longhorns from the North Texas game. Fifth-year senior center Dominic Espinosa broke his right ankle against the Mean Green and will not play against the Cougars.

Tyrone Swoopes will start at quarterback against the Cougars on Saturday. The sophomore saw limited action last season as a backup, playing in six games in 2013. This will be his first career start.

Lafe Peavler is a staff sports writer for the Deseret News. Follow him on Twitter @LafePeavler.

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1. Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA,
Sept. 1, 2014

Dang, sorry to hear about Ash and Dominic. Ash has had so many concussion problems he probably needs to quit football.

It is too bad this happened, because if BYU beats Texas, they should beat them at full strength, not when they are down. Hopefully their backups will not be a step down in skill, but experience does count for a lot, especially at QB.

Go Cougars!

2. Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI,
Sept. 1, 2014

Bummer for Ash and the Longhorns. He looked pretty good week 1, hopefully his symptoms subside and he's able to continue playing football.

3. Zooberific
Sandy, UT,
Sept. 1, 2014

Other than my sympathy for Ash, I'm not sure how to feel about this one. Seems that many times 2nd string QBs have break out games because they have been hungry to play and finally get their chance not to mention it's hard to prep for a 2nd string QB because coaches don't know what to expect. At least BYU has a week notice to prepare for the change. Personally I would feel more comfortable against Ash and the expected. Good luck to him and wherever this change in his life takes him (I'm assuming after last years issues he will not be playing anymore).

4. gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT,
Sept. 1, 2014

Utah State, Central Florida, Houston, Boise Lose, Nevada barely beats SUU and now Texas is going to be playing their back up Qb. BYU's schedule is as soft as baby food.

5. ute alumni
SLC, UT,
Sept. 1, 2014

sorry cougar fans, but some ute "fans"can't stay on subject and bring in all things BYU. They just can't help themselves.