SAN ANTONIO -- Texas coach Mack Brown today answered
questions at Big 12 Media Day in San Antonio -- then a young voice
called out from a balcony above the stage.
"How do you feel about small-town guys?" said sophomore
quarterback Colt McCoy, from tiny Tuscola. "Are they good guys?"
"Some of them are," Brown answered. "Ones that stay
McCoy said he never would have mustered the courage to interrupt
Brown's media session last year -- as a wide-eyed freshman.
McCoy's confidence is much higher now, after he won over his
coach and his teammates with a better-than-expected first season as
McCoy threw for two-thousand, 570 yards and 29 touchdowns and
was named the league's offensive freshman of the year.
The Longhorns reeled off eight consecutive wins before falling
apart after McCoy got hurt at the end of the season.