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Rookie Texas QB gets early test against Ohio State

Redshirt freshman Texas quarterback Colt McCoy has big shoes to fill, and a big arm to do it, writes Ivan Maisel.

Updated: September 8, 2006, 5:33 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Redshirt freshman Texas quarterback Colt McCoy couldn't be nicer. In fact, he sounds as if he ought to be getting ready for his junior prom.

There is a lot of "Aw, shucks" in what McCoy says, from the half gallon of milk he drinks every day -- he gave up his beloved Dr Pepper and all other soft drinks in sixth grade -- to the phrase "one game at a time," which McCoy sprinkled liberally throughout a conference call this week as if he were a latter-day Johnny Clichéseed.

"I'm just going ...

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