Undoubtedly one of the determining factors was the fact he is a true team leader and he wants to go in to more battles with his crimson and cream colored family.
"We are a group of guys who love each other," McCoy said "We are brothers."
McCoy was saddened to send the 2008 group of seniors out on a loss, and he is hopeful that will change next bowl season.
"You want to see any seniors – not just this group but any group – you want see them off with a bang," McCoy admitted after the BCS loss to Florida. "What a way to go out with a National Championship win and a lot of us were just a little bit upset we couldn't do that for the seniors."
The departing 2008 group has nothing to hand their heads about, whether they are seniors or not.
"We have a lot of guys who are gonna go off next year and do a lot of big things in the NFL and we (the Sooners) got a lot to hold our heads up about."