Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Big 12 lunchtime links: Another McCoy going to UT
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Apparently one McCoy isn't enough for Texas. The Longhorns will add another member of the family after Colt McCoy's younger brother Case arrives in Austin after the older brother finishes his senior season.
Alan Trubow of the Austin American-Statesman reports that senior-to-be Case McCoy will be the next McCoy to arrive in Austin, arriving after he finishes his career at Graham, Texas.
In a way, it's surprising that the younger McCoy chose the Longhorns, considering the presence of heralded quarterback Garrett Gilbert in the recruiting class of 2009. The younger McCoy also was considering Florida, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.
But he decided the chance to play at Texas for two years after Gilbert leaves was worth it.
So it wouldn't be surprising to see two McCoys end up starting for the Longhorns. It will be interesting to see how the younger brother develops and if he's as good a player and leader as his older brother.
Here are some other stories from across the Big 12 Tuesday:
- Top remaining national running back recruit Bryce Brown is still considering at least two Big 12 schools, according to the Web site potentialplayers.com. The Web site reports that Brown is expected to make his announcement on March 12. He's already visited Missouri and still may take a trip to Kansas State among others potential suitors.
- In order to get more playmakers on the field, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops plans to use Mossis Madu as a slot receiver during the spring, Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman reports.
- Agents representing Mike Leach dispute charges that the Texas Tech coach has repeatedly shopped himself to other schools for jobs. The Dallas Morning News' Brandon George writes that representatives from International Marketing Group indicate that Leach has interviewed for only one other job in the last nine seasons.
- For agreeing to move their Nebraska game to the night of Thursday, Oct. 8, Missouri has been promised two other games will be televised this season, the Kansas City Star's Mike DeArmond reports.
- Kansas State assistant coach Dave Brock has accepted a new job as an assistant at Boston College, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. Brock had been offensive coordinator at Kansas State last season under Ron Prince, but was demoted to a new role on Bill Snyder's staff.
- Robert Cessna of the Bryan Eagle analyzes the Texas A&M roster and sees that more than half of the Aggies' 2009 roster will be freshmen or sophomores.