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It's Official: McCoy to Start at Quarterback
On Monday, the Longhorns released their official depth chart for the game against North Texas, answering many of the questions about position battles, but not all...

It's official —McCoy is the starter
Austin American-Statesman
Colt McCoy never threw an interception in Texas' three preseason scrimmages, and Longhorn defensive backs were hard-pressed Monday to recall picking off any passes by the redshirt freshman in August workouts.

McCoy passing early tests as UT QB
Dallas Morning News
Once Texas coach Mack Brown announced Colt McCoy would start at quarterback against North Texas on Saturday, the redshirt freshman got the ultimate sign of respect from his teammates. They started teasing him..

UT's Young will start, but Charles will carry, too
Dallas Morning News
Coach Mack Brown said fifth-year senior Selvin Young will start at tailback, adding that sophomore Jamaal Charles "will play a lot."

McCoy latest in long line of Texas quarterbacks
San Antonio Express-News
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy can still recall his first football memory. It was not necessarily a pleasant one.

Texas Triggermen
San Antonio Express-News

Quarterbacks the Horns couldn't hook
San Antonio Express-News

Colt McCoy wins battle of freshman QBs for starting job
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy has impressed enough coaches and teammates during fall drills to earn the starting job in Saturday's season opener against North Texas.

UT's McCoy hustles to top
Houston Chronicle
Those who never have heard of Tuscola will when redshirt freshman Colt McCoy, the town's most popular former resident, starts at quarterback for Texas on Saturday as the defending national champion Longhorns open the season against North Texas.

Depth chart news: Selvin Young named starter
Houston Chronicle
Jersey Village's Selvin Young will be the starting tailback for the Longhorns in Saturday's season opener against North Texas.

Colt McCoy will start for Texas
Daily Texan
Colt McCoy remembers being on the sidelines as a 4-year-old water boy for his father's high school football team when a player veered off field and left him with a broken collarbone. "I got plastered," McCoy said. "[But] you should have seen the [player]." McCoy has come a long way from filling up water bottles in San Saba, Texas. On Monday, Texas coach Mack Brown named him the Longhorns' starting quarterback.

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Football recruiting:

New Leaderboard for Barksdale
The Texas Longhorns have sat atop Joseph Barksdale's list for the past few months, but they no longer hold that distinction.

'Great Academics' A Key To Acho Pledge
Over the summer, Sam Acho emerged as one of the most sought after prospects in the state of Texas. He had been relatively unknown but after his game film surfaced, scholarship offers started pouring in. Monday morning, the Dallas St. Marks defensive end notified the Texas coaching staff that he wanted to be a Longhorn.

St. Mark's DE Acho picks UT
Dallas Morning News
St. Mark's defensive end Sam Acho, who went from unknown to one of the top recruits in the state, said Monday night that he has orally committed to Texas.

2008 LB next in line at Skyline High
Dallas Skyline produces Division I talent year after year. In 2006, Michael Morgan was highly recruited before signing with USC. This year, current senior Christian Scott is gathering all the attention. So who is Skyline's next big time prospect?

Plenty of Talent at Cedar Hill High
Texas is home to a couple of very impressive prospects. Jarvis Humphrey and Corwin Hicks plan on making life miserable for opposing offenses in the upcoming season. Humphrey is a strong defensive tackle and Hicks uses his speed to patrol the middle of the field at linebacker. Head Coach Joey McGuire spoke highly about both of these talented kids.


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