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Texas QB David Ash says 'Good to be back' after concussion knocked out most of 2013s

  • Texas NCAA college football quarterback David Ash speaks to the media during a press conference after practice on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT

    Texas NCAA college football quarterback David Ash speaks to the media during a press conference after practice on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas NCAA college football quarterback David Ash talks to reporters after practice on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT

    Texas NCAA college football quarterback David Ash talks to reporters after practice on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas NCAA college football quarterback David Ash speaks to the media during a press conference after practice on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT

    Texas NCAA college football quarterback David Ash speaks to the media during a press conference after practice on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

Texas quarterback David Ash met with reporters for the first time in almost a year Monday, declaring it feels "good to be back" after concussion symptoms wiped out most of his 2013 season.

Ash says a lot of people told him to give up football but he never really considered it. He says team doctors told him he could play again. Ash also says he had a lot of talks with his family about his return.

Ash was injured in the second game last season and played only one more half before he was injured again. He also sat out part of spring drills with a broken foot.

Despite those problems, new coach Charlie Strong says Ash is the starter entering training camp.