AUSTIN -- There was a time when Colt McCoy's voice cracked in the Texas huddle. Today, he commands it with a hard look or a stern word if needed.
The self-described "stick figure" weighed 185 pounds soaking
wet just a few years ago, when his body would break down and get
tired over the course of a season. That was before he added nearly
30 pounds of muscle.
The Texas quarterback also used to live and play in the shadow
of Vince Young, the Texas superstar who led the Longhorns to the
2005 national championship. That was before McCoy led Texas to the
No. 1 ranking and at least had the Longhorns included in the hot
debate over who should play for the title this season.
Along the way, McCoy passed Young in career victories, and just
like Young in 2005 is among the favorites to win the Heisman
Trophy. Some felt this once-upon-a-time skinny country kid would
never be good enough to carry a water bucket, let alone be called
college football's most outstanding player after that title eluded
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