September 10, 2007

McCoy shows another side

McCoy shows some fire

Texas sophomore quarterback Colt McCoy might be the pre-season Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, but the start of the 2007 season hasn't been without a few rocky moments through the first two games of the season.

After throwing two interceptions in the season-opener, McCoy followed up with two interceptions in the second quarter against TCU, including one that was returned for a touchdown.

Despite the early struggles, McCoy was money in the second half and helped kick-start the Longhorn comeback with his sensational 39-yard touchdown pass to Nate Jones on the first drive of the third quarter.

"It's very difficult for someone to have that much adversity happening with 3:33 left in the half and to come out and play like he did in the second half," Brown said. "He's not only a physically tough guy, but he's mentally a tough guy because it's tough to handle all of that like he did."

According to Brown, McCoy wasn't exactly the most pleasant person to stand next to on the sideline after his second interception.

"He just doesn't talk," Brown explained. "We were talking to him and he was looking at you like, 'Can you believe this?' He's such a nice kid, but you'd say, 'What do you want on this. Here are three plays we're thinking (about). What do you think?' He said, 'I don't care. Call it. Give me whatever you want and I'll make it work.' He wasn't real pleasant in the first half, but that's what you like about him. As young as he looks and as polite as he is and as religious as he is, he is really tough. That's something people don't see.

"He was mad at himself and he was made at the world."

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