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Monday, August 28, 2006

Freshman Starts At Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas has picked the successor to Vince Young.

Redshirt freshman Colt McCoy will start at quarterback for the Longhorns, head coach Mack Brown said Monday. He's the first freshman to start a season opener at Texas since Shea Morenz, and just the fourth freshman to start since Brown took over at Texas in 1998, joining Major Applewhite (1998), Chris Simms (1999) and Young (2003).

"Greg Davis is the best there is at developing quarterbacks, and we've had a great deal of success when we've had to play freshmen here," Brown said in a statement released by the school. "He has Colt really prepared as we head into the season, and I think he'll put him in a position for our offense to continue the success we've had the last several years."

McCoy was a schoolboy star in Texas, where he went 34-2. He threw for 9,344 yards in high school.

McBoy beat out true freshman Jevan Snead, a Parade All-American from Stephenville, Texas.


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