05 Jul

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Why David Ash Will Have a Breakout 2013

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Texas quarterback legends Vince Young and Colt McCoy did not start as legends ... they became legends.

As a matter of fact, before either player belonged on the University of Texas Mount Rushmore, they were at times inconsistent and performed questionably under pressure. For Young and McCoy, that was 2004 and 2007, respectively.

Flashing forward to 2013, quarterback David Ash enters a junior season that many believe is make-or-break for the Texas Longhorn program. It's fitting that Ash is on board to post what could be a breakout campaign—gasp—just like Young and McCoy during their junior seasons.

Now, before you start throwing things at the computer screen (or throwing your phone if you are reading this article from a mobile device) for comparing Ash with the legendary Young and McCoy, let's take a look at the numbers.

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James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.