Here are Colt McCoy's comments from Wednesday's Players Press Conference, courtesy of mackbrown-texasfootball.com:
On how he is feeling now: I feel better; everyday it feels better. The doctors are doing a great job evaluating me and rehabbing me. Just hopefully I’ll keep getting better everyday.
On if he thinks he can play or if he realizes that he’s not ready yet: I know that nerve injuries are pretty important, and you want them to heal so you won’t keep re-injuring it. The doctors are doing a great job. They’re treating me and they just want me to be 100 percent. They’re evaluating me at practice, and the coaches are evaluating me, and we’ll just see where it goes from here.
On if he’s practicing at all or if he just watches practice: No, I’m practicing. The coaches and the trainers are watching me and evaluating me, but I feel like I’m doing pretty well.
On if everything feels pretty close to normal or if there’s pain at all: It feels pretty close [to normal]. I just want what’s best for this team though. If I’m healthy and cleared to play, then I’ll go out there and do my best to win for this football team. If I’m not, then we’ll have somebody step in, and they’ll be great.
On if he feels as though he’s taken on the added role of tutoring: (The other quarterbacks) definitely need some guidance aside from the coaches, so I’m there for them all the time. Hopefully I’ll be ready to play, and like I said, it’s getting better every day.
On if the last two losses linger with him or if he is able to put them behind him: As hard as it is, you have to be able to put it behind you. You can’t go into psycho-mode when you lose, and that’s really easy to do. When you put it behind you and look at the season, we’ve got one more game and the chance to win 10 games. We can let these seniors go out on a high, positive note and use this as a steppingstone for next year. Going into the spring, we’ll have that sour taste out of our mouth. When you have the opportunity to go to a bowl game and win, you need to do it and get the 10 wins.
On the Iowa defense: They’re really sound. They’re really coached well. All of their players are going to be in the right position at the right time. They know exactly what they’re going to do. We have to be really sound on offense. We’ve got to run the football well, and that’ll open up the passing game for us.
On what he’s saying to Quan Cosby right now: I think that Quan will be fine if something happens and he has to come in and play (at quarterback). That’s the coaches’ decision and I don’t really know what they’re going to do about that. But hopefully I’ll be 100 percent and be ready to go there to play my best for this football team.