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Ash returns to practice

Posted September 18th, 2013

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UPDATE at 7:10 p.m.: Longhorn quarterback David Ash returned to practice Wednesday. He will continue to be evaluated this week to determine availability for the Kansas State game on Saturday.

Longhorn coach Mack Brown met with reporters at 2:30 Wednesday. At the time, Brown said he did not know if quarterback David Ash was cleared by medical staff to practice with the team later in the afternoon.

Ash suffered a concussion on Sept. 7 at Brigham Young and did not play against Mississippi last Saturday.

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The status for other injured Longhorn starters who were listed as questionable as of Tuesday — leading receiver Mike Davis, offensive linemen Mason Walters and Josh Cochran and linebacker Dalton Santos — was also uncertain before practice Wednesday

“The trainers will try some of the guys, work them out to see who will practice,” Brown said. “You still have a chance for some guys to practice (Thursday) if they can’t today. Usually, if they don’t practice on Thursday we haven’t allowed them to play.”

Making amends: Mack Brown said that Kansas State linebacker Tre Walker called him several days after making derogatory remarks about the Longhorns during Big 12 media days in July.

Walker was discussing K-State’s 42-24 victory over Texas last season in Manhattan.

“They kind of laid down a little bit,” Walker said. “That’s nothing to say about their character. That’s just what they do.”

Brown said that Walker left him a phone message about 10 days later. Brown returned the call.

“Tre was great,” Brown said. “He called and apologized for the comments he made. I told him that I totally understood. I’ve made some that I wish I had back myself.”

Walker discussed their conversation with a reporter from FOXSportsKansasCity.com this week.

“He was understanding,” Walker said.

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