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Texas shaky at QB to begin Strong era

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Charlie Strong era began at Texas with a shaky performance at quarterback and few questions answered about just how quickly the Longhorns can rebound in the Big 12 under their new coach.

With next season's presumed starter David Ash not playing because of a foot injury, Tyrone Swoopes took all the snaps with the first-team offense in the Longhorns' annual spring scrimmage. Swoopes rallied from a poor start to finish with 229 yards and three touchdowns against the second-team defense. But he likely did little to establish himself as the potential top-flight quarterback the Longhorns have lacked for several seasons if Ash's injury problems persist.

Ash missed most of last season with concussion symptoms but had been cleared to return in the spring. His injury left Swoopes as the only scholarship quarterback available for the scrimmage.

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