Over the past few years, I have become a HUGE Texas Longhorn fan. While following the team, I learned more and more about Colt McCoy. A young man of character, Colt has been a shining example and role model for many.
Last night I was pumped about the game. I was worried that the Texas defense couldn’t hold Ingram (turned out to be true…), but felt that if Colt was able to move the offense, he would keep them in the game.
First series, bam, Colt leaves the game with a shoulder injury and never returned. While I do believe the game would have been different with him in there, teams have to take what is given to them. The Texas team seemed to have wilted with Colt gone and Bama took advantage of Texas turnovers.
After the game, Colt was interviewed. What an incredible young man… After the game, ABC correspondent spoke with Colt. While it appeared he was going to get “emotional”, he collected himself and said this:
“God is in control of my life… I am standing on the Rock!!” Wow, in the midst of his storm he gave glory to God and praised Alabama for their great win.
While I am sure it was devastating for him to not be able to play and to see his team lose the game, Colt is the winner in life. He understands what is important in the real game… I have been an incredible fan of Colt, Sam and Tim all season. All have been tremendous examples and role models for many. All endured some type of adversity during their season and I am sure that the Rock on which they stand will lead them into their futures.
Thanks Colt! You are a tremendous young man!