REACH FOR IT, PAHD-NUH!
By Danny Reagan / Abilene, Texas
OK, who's the latest gunslinger with an itchy trigger finger to come to town to challenge our West Texas hero Colt McCoy for the title of "Quickest Arm in the Big 12"?
That would be Oklahoma State's Bobby Reid, a formidable opponent who played prep ball at Galena Park North Shore in Houston. And yes, there's already talk of an upset.
Easy now! Upset talk just seems to strengthen the resolve or our Top Gun and make his aim a little truer (see results of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas Tech games).
On paper, Colt has Reid beaten in every passing category (albeit closely), but Reid's team of Cowboys is starting to believe in him just as the Longhorns started following their leader after the Oklahoma game.
Colt has 5 more touchdown passes and 89 more yards passing than Reid. Colt also has a better passing completion rate (67.7%-to-59.8%) and fewer picks - 4 to Reid's 7. They each have the same number of sacks (10).
So explain it to me how Reid is the third-rated passer in the nation (177.35) to Colt's 166.55, which puts him in 7th place? Must be that BCS math or something. The only passing category Reid leads Colt in is yards per attempt (10.3 to 7.9).
In another bit of irony, the top-rated passer in the nation is also named Colt. Last name is Brennan, and he plays for Hawaii. No, he's not from Texas, but California. And that guy's arm does travel. He has 33 TD passes, almost 3,000 yards through the air and only 5 INTs for a 185.00 rating.
The Brennan kid's a junior, so Mack, if there's a spot left on the 2007 schedule, what a showdown that would be!
P.S. If you notice at the top of this page, there's a new link - to a "Chatroom." Just put it up last night. Leave Colt a message or talk about Longhorn football.