The Future of the Browns?
Colt McCoy bleeds orange and brown, or you can say he’s the future of the Browns Franchise.
McCoy grew up in Tuscola, Texas where football is life and religion. He attended Jim Ned High School as the feature Quarterback in Division 2A of Texas High School football. There he was coached by his father, Brad McCoy; turns out father-son tandems never disappoint. Even though Tuscola only has a population of about 700, a small town Quarterback who may lead a franchise back to glory, was produced. Colt went on to become the all-time leader in passing of division 2A and overall high school history of Texas.
University of Texas
After high school, McCoy went to go play for the nationally recognized Longhorns of Texas under the direction of head coach Mack Brown. Colt’s freshman year was in 2006 and he became an emerging star in the national spotlight, leading the Longhorns to the Alamo Bowl and defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes. During the season, McCoy broke the record for Touchdown passes ever thrown by a Longhorn in a single season. While playing in the Alamo Bowl, Colt tied the NCAA Freshman record for TD passes with 29; remember only his freshman year.
Despite struggling during the 2007 season (we can just blame the offensive line and not worry about it), Colt came back for his junior year with a chip on his shoulder, ready to bring a BCS victory back to Austin. In the beginning of the season, he broke the all-time record of touchdown passes ever thrown by a UT QB in just his 3rd season. In his first four games of that season his Quarterback rating was a staggering 209.71 (you’re just jealous now). The Longhorns advanced to the Fiesta Bowl that year to face the Buckeyes out of the Big Ten. McCoy led his team to victory throwing for 414 yards and 2 touchdowns (1 INT).
Colt opted to stay for his senior season at Texas and try to lead them to a National title. Texas completed an undefeated season (12-0) and beating Big 12 foe Nebraska in the conference’s title game before entering the National title game. He suffered an early injury and could not return, unfortunately losing to the Crimson Tide in his final game. During that season McCoy became the all time winningest Quarterback in FBS history (Kellen Moore does not deserve the record this year).
Colt bleeds orange and brown now, after being selected in the third round (85th overall) in the 2010 NFL draft. Cleveland fans like myself can now be thankful the football gods have finally given us a QB. Even though some may doubt his ability, he will thrive in the west coast offense now implemented by Pat Shurmur.
The Browns are off to a solid start this season considering they have no offensive weapons besides Colt. They enter this week 3-3 heading to San Fran to face the 5-1 49ers.
So Cleveland lets give this kid a chance. All good things take time, right?
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Written by Corey Rioux
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