Don't know if you noticed or not, but most of the photos from the Rice game of Colt McCoy all feature him running.
Everything available from the Associated Press with him in the shot features his leg skills, not his arm skills. Quite a change from last year, and that may bode well for the rest of the season.
Below are Colt's quotes from the Monday press conference. You can tell he is enjoying himself, and I expect the runnin' and gunnin' and havin' funnin' to continue in the Arkansas game.
And that's good. Even though there will no doubt be pockets of "fun" once the Big 12 schedule hits, the stress and pressure that rears its ugly head while playing against equally strong teams always takes its toll - both physically and mentally.
Fun is good. Look at Tony Romo. Colt evidently enjoys doing what's he's doing just as much as the Cowboys' QB does. And don't let the naysayers fool you - that style of play can lead you to the promised land as well.
On preparing for Arkansas for a second time: We'll just use that extra week. They had that same extra week of preparation that we had. We'll just go back to work on them. Fortunately for us as an offense, structurally Rice and Arkansas do the same thing; they line up the same way. Obviously they have different blitzes, different coverages but when you line them up on film they look similar.
On he and Jordan Shipley playing at a high level together: It's fun. We throw the ball around so much. When we go back home or anytime, we always carry a football. We've always talked about throwing touchdowns all the time, so being able to do that is fun. Being able to have him out there, I know where he's going to be all the time. He does a great job of just getting open. When the ball's in his hands, he's going to make plays. It's a lot of fun.
On his flea flicker pass to Shipley: That's the hardest throw there is, that's the hardest catch there is. When there's nobody around, throwing versus the air. I would much rather throw the first touchdown that I did to him, that's a much easier throw to make even though it doesn't look like it. At the same time, when he's running that wide open you don't want to short arm it or throw it over his head.
On his touchdown run against Rice: I surprised myself. I just wanted to score, that's all that happened. I appreciate Jordan pushing the guy into me, that made it look a little bit better I think. I just ended up scoring somehow.
On the 99-yard touchdown drive: We didn't have that good of field position in the first half against Rice, but that makes a huge statement. That wears the defense down so much. Being able to come off the goal line, we made two or three third-down conversions in the drive, so being able to sustain a drive like that, keep a defense off the field, that helps our team. When you can drive 100 yards and get points that helps, too.
On the success he's had so far in his career: There have been so many great quarterbacks to come here. I'm playing behind probably the best ever in Vince (Young). To be able to have the success that we're having is a blessing. That goes back to my coaches, to my teammates, all the guys that I've played with before. I just want to win. I think that's the most important category for a quarterback is how many wins you have, and that's all I want to do.
On if he ever thought he would be the all-time leading touchdown passer at Texas: You dream about those things as a kid and now some of those things are coming true, and I have another year to play. My eyes are looking forward, they're focused on Arkansas. Like I said, the plan is to win.
On losing TE Blaine Irby: It's a tough loss for Blaine, Blaine's a great friend. We feel sorry for him but we've got to move forward, and he would say the same thing. We've got to find a way to win, and I think we'll be fine. We've just got to keep doing what we're doing, execute, we have full faith and confidence in the coaches to have a plan. We'll be ready.