Case McCoy's performance in a shocking 36-20 drubbing of Oklahoma this past weekend was a pleasant surprise for Longhorns fans expecting the heavily favored Sooners to notch another blowout victory over Texas.
But it also raised an important question: Who would be the team's starting quarterback upon David Ash's possible return?
"It is Case's team until David returns," Texas head coach Mack Brown said during Monday's Big 12 teleconference. "Until we're told David is returning to practice, Case is the only one on this team that's taken a span at quarterback. He did an outstanding job Saturday... When David returns, obviously we'll have to look at that but that's not an issue."
Ash has not played since the first half of the Longhorns' 31-21 win over Kansas State. He suffered a concussion and injured his shoulder two weeks before that in a loss to BYU and exited the game against the Wildcats with a head injury. Ash has not medically cleared since.
McCoy scored on a game-winning one-yard run in the 31-30 victory in Ames over Iowa State and went 13-for-21 with 190 yards and a pair of touchdown passes in Saturday's Red River Rivalry.
Texas has a bye this week before taking on TCU in Fort Worth on Oct. 26.