McCoy, Hicks Return To Team

Texas quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks have returned to the team, per Longhorn coach Mack Brown, though both will face additional discipline for violating team rules.

Texas held its first team meeting of the 2013 season Sunday, and part of the news to come from the meeting involved suspended seniors Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks.

According to Texas coach Mack Brown, both have rejoined the team, though their disciplinary measures haven't been completed.

"Jordan Hicks and Case McCoy have rejoined the team," Brown said. "Obviously when you break team rules there's a certain amount of trust that has been broken, and that will be addressed with further discipline. That discipline will be handled within the team."

The duo were suspended for violation of team rules heading into the Valero Alamo Bowl, and were sent home from the bowl game.

McCoy served as a backup for the entirety of the 2012 season, though he did lead comeback attempts against Kansas (successful) and TCU (unsuccessful). When starter David Ash was injured and not able to play against Kansas State, McCoy had his lone start of the season. He completed 71.1 percent of his passes for 722 yards and six touchdowns to three interceptions.

Hicks entered 2012 as Texas's top returning linebacker, but he suffered an injury in the season's third game against Ole Miss, and is expected to take a medical redshirt year. Hicks had 23 tackles, including three in the backfield, in about two-and-a-half games.

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