The Story That Puts Colt McCoy’s Injury In Perspective

The morning after a championship game is always littered with fallout.  The fallout following last night’s BCS Championship has been centered around Colt McCoy’s injury that kept him out for pretty much the entire game.  There are comments around the ‘net that Colt is soft, he was saving himself for the NFL, and of course, there’s the obligatory, “Tim Tebow would’ve came back into the game”.

But here’s the story of what exactly took place in the Texas locker room that would assure you that there was no way Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, or whoever else you wanna say would’ve came back in the game, could have come back into last night’s game.

Colt had just lied to the Texas doctors and said that he was capable of returning to the BCS title game against Alabama. A hit by the Tide’s Marcell Dareus, on the fifth play of the game, had sent him to this locker room. He wanted back out there. So he tried to sound convincing despite the fact his arm felt “like a noodle.”

So Colt gripped the ball, stared at his dad and thought, “It’s just a simple throw.” He threw. The ball went soft and wide. Everyone grimaced. “Give it to me again,” Colt demanded. Brad got the ball and gave it back to his son. The next throw was the same, bouncing harmlessly away. “Give it to me again,” Colt said, again. Brad did.

It was the same. It was over. Colt couldn’t throw it 7 yards to his own father. “My arm was dead,” he said. The dad hugged his son. The son broke down and cried.

Gotta feel for the kid. It should be completely clear now that “soft” is a word that shouldn’t be used when referring to Colt McCoy.

Agonizing night for Texas QBs (Rivals)

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