Colt McCoy left the tiny town of Tuscola with dreams of being Texas' next great quarterback. Lingering below the self-confidence were words that stung his heart.
Too small. Too slow. Weak arm. Those were his friends saying
that: Great small-town player, they said, but Texas and the Big 12
are places for the big boys, not a player from the lower divisions
of high school.
McCoy says he "definitely used that as motivation," and still
does to this day.
Five years later and McCoy is on the verge of an NCAA record
victory. If Texas (10-0, 6-0 Big 12) beats Kansas (5-5, 1-5) on
Saturday night, McCoy will set the record for most career victories
by a starting quarterback. He currently shares the mark of 42 with
Georgia's David Greene (2001-04).
McCoy is 42-7 in his career, but few outside coach Mack Brown's
office even saw him as a potential starter when he first signed
with the Longhorns in 2005.