Texas quarterback David Ash had to make a life decision, ending his football career prematurely after suffering his third career concussion in the Longhorns’ opening victory over North Texas. After meeting with head coach Charlie Strong, he decided it was the best decision for his long-term health.
It has been confirmed by a Texas athletic spokesman that Ash has been practicing with Texas’ pitching coach Skip Johnson in the bullpen and on the mound. Right now both sides are just “feeling it out” and there are “no immediate plans” to add Ash to the roster, the spokesperson added. Ash did not play baseball at Belton High School (Belton, Tx.). Instead, he lettered in track and basketball.
Ash’s pitching sessions were reported to be preliminary and no final decision has been made concerning his placement on the baseball team. Texas opens the 2015 baseball season on Febuary 13 at Rice. The Longhorns are expected to be highly ranked after finishing in the final four at the College World Series last season.
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