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McCoy Prepared Like the Starter, Stepped Up in the Clutch
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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Some people live for the moment; some moments live because of the people. All season long, Mack Brown and his co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin have insisted that the 2012 Texas Longhorns had two capable quarterbacks. Sophomore starter David Ash had pitched Texas to five wins in its first seven games. Junior Case McCoy had spent most of those games on a headset in communication with Harsin, joining freshman Conner Brewer in signaling in plays. When he came to Texas from Boise State, Harsin described the role of the backup quarterback in his system. "He will be on the headset and play every play as if he were in the game. He has to know exactly what we are trying to do. He has to prepare as if he is going to play every down, even though he may never get into the game," Harsin said.

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