While perusing my sports stories I came upon this article on ESPN.com:
I'm not going to lie. I'm skeptical that this kid is going to make it through the season without a major injury. But I digress.
Most disturbing is this quote:
"I told him the only thing I need him to do is manage the offense," Strong said. "I don't need you to be a great player; just play within yourself."
Geesh, Coach strong, you might think it, but don't say it. It sounded a lot like the disturbing pre-game talk Mack Brown gave to Case McCoy last year before the Texas/Oklahoma game. I looked everywhere for the quote, and can't find it. It was basically: "Don't be a hero. Just don't mess it up."
Of course, to this, Case McCoy had the best response ever.
"This is a game that I could be remembered for the rest of my life. I'm preparing and [practicing] for a game I'll be remembered for forever."
And a game to remember forever it was.
For weeks, even after the infamous OU game, the Longhorns had been touted as the underdogs, and when asked why, Case was pretty upfront.