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And Texas' Starting QB is...McCoy
Walk-on Matt McCoy would be Texas' starting QB if the Longhorns' Alamo Bowl matchup was held today, head coach Mack Brown said Wednesday. But the expectation is that Colt McCoy will start his 13th ballgame against Iowa on December 30, according to his backup.

The Inside Texas Podcast
On this edition of the Podcast we're talking about what makes Vince Young so effective, Texas basketball's big win over LSU, what that means for their tournament chances and the Longhorns' quarterback situation if John Brantley decides to go elsewhere.

Audio: Tony Hills
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger talks with Longhorn offensive tackle Tony Hills about this roller coaster season, what he expects to see from the Iowa defensive line, becoming Texas' most experienced OT next year and more.

Which McCoy will lead Texas in the Alamo?
Austin American-Statesman
Matt McCoy, the Longhorns' potential starter at quarterback for the Alamo Bowl, used to be an option specialist at a private prep school in Dallas. He has an identical twin brother on the team, and an older sister encouraged him to shun smaller schools and enroll at Texas. When he walked into a news conference Wednesday, no one knew who Matt McCoy was. For the past four years, McCoy, a walk-on, has played such a minor role with the Longhorns that he's not even warranted a small bio in the media guide. The 22-year-old hasn't thrown a pass in a game since high school. But because of a nerve injury to starter Colt McCoy and the abrupt transfer of backup Jevan Snead, walk-on Matt McCoy is now playing a prominent role in Texas' bowl preparations.

Notebook: Crowder says time away from football was needed
Austin American-Statesman
The sting from losses to Kansas State and Texas A&M still remains at the Forty Acres, but the Longhorns insist they will be ready for 6-6 Iowa, their opponent in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30.

One thing's for sure – a McCoy will start
Dallas Morning News
A McCoy will start at quarterback for Texas in the Alamo Bowl. But which one?

UT defensive coordinator getting his chance
Dallas Morning News
Mack Brown sounded like he was giving Duane Akina a month-long audition to see if Akina should take over the defensive coordinator job solo.

UT's Colt McCoy expects to play vs. Iowa
San Antonio Express-News
When it comes to which McCoy will start at quarterback for Texas in the Alamo Bowl, UT coach Mack Brown is still taking a wait-and-see approach. Colt McCoy, the freshman phenom who is battling a pinched nerve in his shoulder, is practicing in a limited capacity but hasn't yet been medically cleared for the Dec. 30 game against Iowa. Brown said Wednesday he expects McCoy to be able to play, but that the final determination might not come until after the team arrives in San Antonio on Christmas Day.

McCoy will start for Longhorns, but which one?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas coach Mack Brown said Wednesday that walk-on Matt McCoy is "working as the starting quarterback" in practices until Colt McCoy is cleared by team physicians to participate in drills. No. 18 Texas (9-3) held its second pre-bowl workout Wednesday in preparation for a Dec. 30 matchup against Iowa (6-6) in the Alamo Bowl.

McCoy, the walk-on, listed as UT's starter
Houston Chronicle
Texas walk-on quarterback Matt McCoy is working with the first team during Alamo Bowl preparations as the Longhorns wait for starter Colt McCoy to be cleared by team doctors, coach Mack Brown said Wednesday.


UT-ex Snead to pick among Ole Miss, TCU, Houston
Dallas Morning News
Former Texas quarterback Jevan Snead said Wednesday that he has narrowed his college choices to Mississippi, TCU and Houston and would like to decide by Monday.

Snead nearing transfer choice
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Former Texas quarterback Jevan Snead said Wednesday he plans to visit Houston and Mississippi, then decide among those two teams and TCU as to where he will transfer.


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