Posted on: January 6, 2009 1:24 am
Edited on: January 6, 2009 1:37 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- He took shot after shot in the first half. After one, I wasn't so sure he'd get up.
Colt McCoy is one tough bastard. He showed in the Fiesta Bowl something we all knew which is that he's talented. Now we also see he's tougher than concrete.
I've stated this before and it should be repeated. He'll be a better pro than Sam Bradford, and Tim Tebow won't be playing quarterback in the NFL. If I was a pro team, I'd grab McCoy as fast as possible.
The final several minutes of the Fiesta Bowl was typical McCoy. He went 78 yards in 11 plays in just 1:42 and was cool the entire time. "I can't think of a better place to be at that point," he said of the game-winning drive. "I want to be in the last drive, going for a championship."
McCoy wasn't perfect. He tossed an interception in the final seconds of the first half that erased what looked to be a certain touchdown.
He made up for that mistake at the end of the game with that outstanding drive and now goes down as one of the great players in Texas history.
Who'll be pretty good in the pros, too.
Posted on: January 5, 2009 10:33 pm
Just got an update from Fiesta Bowl officials regarding the injury to Ohio State player Shaun Lane. He was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure but is moving his arms and legs just fine.
Posted on: January 5, 2009 9:31 pm
There was a frightening moment following a particularly violent collision involving Ohio State defensive back Shaun Lane.
Late in the first half it looked like Lane while making a tackle seriously injured his shoulder or neck. It was scary because it looked like Lane was unconscious. When he tried to walk off the field, he stumbled, and for a moment, his teammates tried to carry him but he couldn't walk.
He was taken off on a cart.