McCoy, Shipley Pals From Sandlots To Big Time

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AUSTIN -- Before their days with the Longhorns -- Colt McCoy
and Jordan Shipley were country kids who dreamed of playing
football together at Abilene Christian.

Afternoons were spent rolling around in sandlot games and
watching the Division II school, where their fathers had been
teammates and roommates.

They're now at UT, with McCoy as quarterback and Shipley as a
wide receiver.

Shipley has emerged as McCoy's best deep threat this season.

He has four touchdowns, including a 60-yarder last week against
Rice on a night McCoy became the school's career leader in TD
passes with 62.

The number seventh Longhorns are now gearing up for Saturday's
game against Arkansas.

The boyhood friends had split apart when Shipley's family moved
to Burnet, where his dad coached the high school.

McCoy stayed in Tuscola.

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