Texas quarterback David Ash is out for the rest of spring practice with a fractured left foot. He will undergo surgery next week and should be able to return for fall camp, according to team trainer Anthony Pass.
For the first time in his career, Ash entered last season as the team's unquestioned starting quarterback but played only three games as he suffered multiple head injuries -- a concussion in the fourth quarter of Texas' second game, a loss to BYU, and another head injury in the second quarter of a win over Kansas State, the Longhorns' fourth game of the year.
Ash is 14-7 as a starter in three years with the Longhorns, passing for 760 yards and seven touchdowns last season and for 4,538 yards and 30 touchdowns during his career. Case McCoy took over for Ash while he was injured in 2013, but was a senior, leaving Tyrone Swoopes as the only other quarterback on the roster with playing experience.
Miles Onyegbule, a former wide receiver/tight end who was a quarterback in high school, has also been taking reps at quarterback in practice, although head coach Charlie Strong jokingly said Onyegbule "thinks he's a quarterback" when asked about him. Strong was also non-committal when speaking about Ash at the beginning of spring practice.
Texas' spring game is next Saturday.