January 13, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Colt McCoy popped the question in true Texas football style. The former Longhorns quarterback brought girlfriend Rachel Glandorf to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Monday night. When they got to the field, "Will You Marry Me?" was on the stadium's giant high definition scoreboard screen. When she turned around, McCoy was on his knee to propose. She said yes. McCoy injured his right throwing shoulder in the Longhorns' 37-21 loss to Alabama in the national championship game last week.
December 22, 2006 |
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was cleared yesterday to play in the Alamo Bowl. McCoy's status was in doubt after he severely pinched a nerve in his neck in the final minute of a 12-7 loss to Texas A & M on Nov. 24. The Longhorns will face Iowa on Dec. 30 in San Antonio. McCoy, a redshirt freshman, set a school record this season with 27 touchdown passes. He passed for 2,262 yards and threw seven interceptions this season. In another matter, Texas cornerback Aaron Ross was taken to a hospital after police found him disoriented outside of a restaurant and found minor damage to his car. He was later released.
September 1, 2009 |
Ed Barkowitz 1. Texas 2. Florida 3. Penn State 4. Oklahoma 5. Mississippi While it feels a bit like tugging on Superman's cape by not picking Florida, I'm going with Texas to redeem last year's snub. The Longhorns in Week 3 get Texas Tech and a chance to avenge last year's upset, which cost them the Big 12 title on a dumb tiebreaker and a shot at Florida in the BCS title game. Sure, Florida returns St. Tim Tebow and is the overwhelming choice of the Associated Press voters, but bear in mind that only 10 of the AP's preseason No. 1s since 1950 went on to win the championship.
October 19, 2008 |
Now that's a Texas two-step. A flawlessly executed one at that. A week after earning Texas' first regular-season No. 1 ranking since 1984 by knocking off Oklahoma, Colt McCoy and the Longhorns used a stunning blend of dominating offense and defense in the first half to crush No. 11 Missouri, 56-31, last night in Austin, Texas. The game was supposed to be a battle between two national-title contenders and Heisman-caliber quarterbacks in McCoy and Missouri's Chase Daniel. The Tigers had been within one victory of playing for the national title last season and were ranked as high as No. 3 just a week ago. It wasn't close.
December 12, 2009 |
The 2009 regular season is nearly over, just one game remains - today's Army-Navy clash at Lincoln Financial Field - and it's time to wrap things up with tonight's presentation of the Heisman Trophy. Yeah, we know there are a bunch of bowl contests and a BCS championship game remaining, but we tend to consider the BCS the way Penn State coach Joe Paterno did yesterday. "I think it's for the birds," he said. As for the Heisman, our ballot read: 1. Colt McCoy, Texas 2. Mark Ingram, Alabama 3. C.J. Spiller, Clemson.
December 9, 2009 |
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy said yesterday he didn't realize the football must hit something before the clock stops when he tossed away a pass at the end of the Longhorns' 13-12 victory against Nebraska - a gaffe that nearly left his team with no time to kick the game-winning field goal. McCoy said he thought the clocked stop on a pass out of bounds as soon as it crossed the first-down marker. Had he known the rule, he said, he wouldn't have floated a long and high pass over the bench area that didn't touch down until it appeared to hit a railing near the stands.
May 2, 2012 |
Colt McCoy returned to work with the Cleveland Browns on Monday not knowing how much longer he'll have a job. McCoy participated, as expected, in the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program just days after Cleveland drafted his likely successor, Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden. The Browns selected Weeden, a former minor-league pitcher in the New York Yankees' system, in the first round on Thursday and the team is expected to start the 28-year-old this season as a rookie.
August 31, 2009 |
The 2009 college football season is sure to be the Year of the Quarterback. That's not to say all the quarterbacks mentioned below will move on to the NFL to rival the draft class of 1983 (Dan Marino, John Elway, Jim Kelly) or 2004 (Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning and three combined Super Bowl wins), but they have a chance to make a serious impact now and in the future. Five Best Quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Jr., Oklahoma Tim Tebow, Sr., Florida Colt McCoy, Sr., Texas Jevan Snead, Jr., Mississippi Daryll Clark, Sr., Penn State The Next Five Zac Robinson, Sr., Oklahoma State Terrelle Pryor, Soph.
November 24, 2009 |
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow , Texas QB Colt McCoy and Alabama running back Mark Ingram were named finalists for the Maxwell Award that goes to the best all-around player in college football. Tebow won the past two Maxwells. Houston's Case Keenum joins Tebow and McCoy as finalists for the Davey O'Brien Award given to the best quarterback. The winners of the Maxwell, O'Brien and seven other awards will be announced at Walt Disney World in Florida on Dec. 10, 2 days before Tebow and McCoy figure to be in New York as Heisman finalists for the second year in a row. Northeastern University in Boston is ending its football program after 74 seasons because the investment required to make it competitive was too high.
December 16, 2009 |
Alabama will bring a lineup powered by a record number of Associated Press All-Americas to the national championship game. Six players on the top-ranked Crimson Tide, including Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, made AP All-America team released yesterday. Ingram was a unanimous choice, as was linebacker Rolando McClain. Defensive tackle Terrence Cody was voted to the team for the second consecutive season. Cornerback Javier Arenas, guard Michael Johnson and kicker Leigh Tiffin also were on the squad.