A couple of good photos of Colt McCoy in this week's Sports Illustrated.
They accompany a story about which quarterback is going to win the Heisman.
Sounds like the SI'ers have already counted our man out of the race, however, and are leaning toward Tim Tebow.
Even though, as they pointed out, Colt is the only QB in major college football this season with 500 yards rushing and 3,000 yards passing. Also, I don't think they buy into my whole theory of other options for the Longhorns making it to the title game (see previous entry).
The voters didn't give the Heisman to Vince Young a few years ago when he deserved it over the other candidates - including Reggie Bush.
I still can't figure that out.
The Heisman is handed out a month before the National Championship game is played, and I guess those voters back in 2005 didn't think Texas was really that good ... and USC was better. Oops.
Colt is also up for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, as well as the Davey O'Brien and Maxwell awards. There is no greater validation of a season played than being mentioned for those four awards.
Colt is a team guy, of course, and I imagine the only reason those individual awards would be important to him at all is because they would make his mother proud. And we ALL want to make our mothers proud.
But even if he won all four, I'm sure he'd trade them all in for a crystal football just like the one Mack Brown and others held aloft after that Rose Bowl game.
P.S. - My wife, who is a huge Longhorn fan and NFL expert, reminded me that most Heisman winners - especially recently - are busts in the pros, and the award is almost like a kiss of death. But she can see my point about making your mother proud. ;-)