Monday, December 28, 2009
Colt, like VY before him, eyes bigger prize
By Jeff Caplan
When Vince Young lost out on the 2005 Heisman Trophy to USC running back Reggie Bush, Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis sent his star quarterback at text message.
"I said, 'You're my Heisman,'" Davis said. "VY texted back and said, 'Game on.'"
VY, of course, then led Texas to the national championship over Bush and the favored Trojans.
Davis sent the same text to Colt McCoy when Alabama running back Mark Ingram won the Heisman a few weeks ago. "He had same reply," Davis said, "'Game on.'"
Colt will have the same opportunity that Young did four years ago -- knock off the Heisman winner for the national championship. No. 2 Texas faces No. 1 Alabama on Jan. 7 at the Rose Bowl in the BCS national title game.
"I answered [Davis' text message] the way I felt. I mean, I think last year was a lot more disappointing than this year because I know how much more we have to play for," McCoy said. "The only disappointing thing was I was disappointed for my teammates that I couldn't bring it home for them."