A recipe for a championship requires efficient work from David Ash, plus improvement

Texas quarterback David Ash throwing in practice
In his sophomore season David Ash ranked 15th in passing percentage (67.3) in the FBS.

The direct correlation between top quarterbacks and a top standing in the Big 12 conference is clear. The 2010 champion, Oklahoma, had the fifth-best in passer rating, Landry Jones. North division champ Nebraska had Taylor Martinez, second in the conference. The Big 12's top passer, Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State, captained a team with an identical conference record as Oklahoma (6-2). The worst quarterback in the South division was Garrett Gilbert — his Longhorns finished last in the division. The worst in the North, Kansas' Jordan Webb, also captained a cellar-dweller.

In 2011, the Longhorns didn't have a player qualify for the list because Gilbert, Case McCoy and David Ash rotated snaps. But the best two passers

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