Quarterback play to determine result against Jayhawks

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Double Coverage Editor Sameer Bhuchar:
Dear Double Coverage/Daily Texan readers! Welcome to our weekly live chat! It’s great to be back after the bye week. We are joined today by Kansas football beat writer, Mike Vernon.

Sameer Bhuchar:
And as always, our Texas football beat writers Austin Laymance and Christian Corona.

Sameer Bhuchar:
Well, let’s get this show on the road and start with something the Texas writers here can answer ... and something that everyone on the 40 Acres is always asking ...

Comment From Guest:
What do you think will be done about the quarterback situation this week?

Football Writer Christian Corona:
Case McCoy and David Ash are back to splitting first-team snaps in practice this week and Mack Brown said a decision would not be made until Thursday or Friday, but it’s hard to see David Ash not starting again.

Austin Laymance:
I think it’s going to be Ash to start, and maybe McCoy in some mop up duty late in the game if Texas has a big lead. The Longhorns are in rebuilding mode and Ash needs reps. He’s the QB of the future and will get the majority of snaps the rest of the year.

Sameer Bhuchar:
Mike, from Kansas’ perspective, who do you think the Jayhawks’ less-than-stellar defense is equipped to handle?

Mike Vernon:
Neither guy to be honest. Kansas is the perfect team to raise the confidence level of the young Texas quarterbacks.

Comment From David:
Can the Horns put up 70 points on the Jayhawks like Oklahoma State did?

Sameer Bhuchar:
Not 70 ... but look for them to get into that 40 range.

Austin Laymance:
I wouldn’t count on it. Seventy points is more than the Longhorns have scored in their last two games combined.

Mike Vernon:
I would say even the 50-point range is possible.

Sameer Bhuchar:
True ... they do give up 50.1 points a game.

Austin Laymance:
Yes, KU is bad on defense, but Texas is not an explosive team on offense. I’m not buying 50 points.

Christian Corona:
I think 40 is a better goal for the Longhorns offense, which is just now getting used to having a true freshman as its full-time starting quarterback. Until Texas proves it can be more effective in the red zone, I can’t see the Longhorns scoring more than 50 against anyone.

Mike Vernon:
No offense, but Texas’ offense isn’t an Oklahoma State or Oklahoma.

Christian Corona:
True. Texas does not have a Heisman candidate behind center this year.

Austin Laymance:
Texas will run the ball, and that will mean long drives and lots of time off the clock.

Comment From Boohoo:
Mike, how worried do we Longhorns have to be about Jordan Webb ... is he the real deal?

Mike Vernon:
Webb is a good quarterback, who typically makes smart decisions and has improved greatly between his freshman and sophomore campaigns.

Austin Laymance:
He’s a good player, but Texas will be happy it’s not Landry Jones or Brandon Weeden taking the snaps this week. Webb is not on par with those two, and the Longhorns should have a better day on defense. They should contain Webb.