Colt McCoy: The Heart and Soul of the 2009 Texas Longhorns

Posted by Dan Weiner on August-3-2009 Add Comments

Overlooked time and time again, Colt McCoy is still standing.

On July 26, 2004 Mack Brown accepted the commitment of highly touted Louisiana prepster Ryan Perrilloux. Perrilloux had the size, foot speed, and arm strength that made scouts drool. Over the course of the next year, things soured between Perrilloux and Texas, and Perrilloux pulled a switcheroo on signing day, opting to play for his hometown school, LSU.

It was a slow divorce process, as Longhorn fans knew late in the game that Perrilloux's heart wasn't in Austin. Many were distraught. It was viewed as a huge loss at the time. Longhorn nation couldn't have known how fortunate they'd be.

Perrilloux became a head case and, aside from a few brigh...

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