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Mr. Everything earns the right to carve own path

In one night, Vince Young went from a quarterback with an awkward throwing motion to Texas' prodigal son and a sure-fire top-5 draft pick. Ivan Maisel explores Young's decision to go pro, and the program he leaves behind.

Originally Published: January 6, 2006
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Most players who leave early for the NFL leave behind fans disappointed that the player put himself before their team. After last Wednesday night, Vince Young could announce he was leaving Austin to join the French Foreign Legion, and Longhorn fans across the country would say, "Au revoir! Bonne chance!"

Let's face it: Young could leave Austin to join anything short of Al Qaeda, and Texas fans wouldn't begrudge him.

He earned the goodwill of Orangebloods with his ...

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