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Unlike predecessors David McWilliams and John Mackovic, Mack Brown hooked a victory in his first game at Texas.
Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash is hit after the throw by North Texas Mean Green defensive end Jarrian Roberts during the send half of play at Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
There was a lot to like in the Texas Longhorns' 38-7 romp over North Texas. The defense was impenetrable, both Johnathan Gray and Malcolm Brown looked spry and new starter John Harris had a career night at wideout.
Just when it appeared as if the Texas Longhorns were on their way to establishing a coherent offensive identity under new play caller Shawn Watson, the recurring concussion symptoms of starter David Ash will once again force a change in plans for the second straight year with sophomore Tyrone Swoopes moving into the starting role.
Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong declined to say during fall camp how long his three suspended players would sit out this fall, but at least partly revealed his decision on Monday morning during his game week press conference for BYU.
Besides the biggest headline of the day --- that quarterback David Ash is suffering from concussion issues again, and will miss Saturday's BYU game --- there have been other Longhorns developments as well.
Here's how local players competing for FBS programs fared this week. If I forgot anybody, please do not call me nasty names and throw things at me, instead, comment below, tweet me or email at email@example.com.
OCTOBER 3: Quarterback Case McCoy #6 of the Texas Longhorns drives the ball across the goal line to score with the help of offensive tackle Donald Hawkins #51 and defensive back Dillon Boldt #36 late in the second half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on October 3, 2013 in Ames, Iowa.
On a Texas offense overflowing with unproven commodities, center Dominic Espinosa entered this season as one of the Longhorns' sure things.
For the last several months, head coach Charlie Strong has promised Longhorn faithful that he would bring toughness back to Texas football.
David Ash passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Texas started the Charlie Strong era with an overpowering 38-7 win over North Texas in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday night.
The formula for the Texas Longhorns in new head coach Charlie Strong's debut went exactly to plan -- a tough defense limited the North Texas Mean Green offense, setting up an opportunistic offense to come out with a 38-7 victory in front of just more than 93,000 fans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong promised fans would see a Texas defense that played tougher in 2014.
Three UNT players that the Longhorns will be watching extra close: Josh Greer, QB: The juco transfer was named the starter earlier this week.
"Texas passed up pretty much all of us," quarterback Josh Greer said. "We want to prove to people that we believe we're good enough to play on the same field as Texas."
Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 04:44 pm
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