QB David Ash out for Texas vs. BYU
SEP 01, 2014 1:08p ET
Center Dom Espinosa, the Longhorns' most experienced lineman, is also out with a broken bone in his ankle.
Ash did not complain of any injury after Texas' 38-7 win over North Texas on Saturday, but called the staff in the middle of the night after the game complaining of headaches and dizziness. Team athletic trainers had him come to the facility for evaluation. Strong said the injury happened on the first hit Ash took against the Mean Green.
Tyrone Swoopes will make his first career start in Ash's place.
Ash suffered two head injuries in 2013 and missed 10 games for the Longhorns. He finished with 190 yards and a touchdown on 19-of-34 passing.
"It's not the end of the world here. We've got to go play a football game," Strong said. "That's what we're going to do."
Strong said he wasn't ruling out the possibility that Ash would return in 2014.
"We would never jeopardize a young man's health for the good of the football team," he said.
Strong admitted the offense would be "tweaked" with Swoopes at the helm, and wasn't sure if true freshman Jerrod Heard would be asked to play against the Cougars, who routed Texas in Provo last season, rushing for 550 yards.