Case McCoy: Why Texas QB Will Be as Good as Older Brother Colt

Brian Jones@Brian_L_JonesContributor ISeptember 17, 2011

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 10:  Backup quarterback Case McCoy #6 of the Texas Longhorns passes against the BYU Cougars on September 10, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Texas defeated BYU 17-16.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
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Colt McCoy’s college career ended with an injury in the BCS National Championship game against Alabama, and as a result, the Crimson Tide became the champs of college football.

While McCoy was disappointed with the way it ended, he will go down as one of the great quarterbacks in the history of the University of Texas.

Now enter his brother, Case McCoy, who is the starting quarterback for the Longhorns and is having a great start to his career. Will he ever be as good as Colt? Will Case win as many games as his older brother? Can Case lead the Longhorns to a national title?

Case will be just as good as Colt, but it remains to be seen if Case can win as many games or have the same stats as Colt.

In Case’s first career start against UCLA, he threw for 168 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 49-20 win. Case was in competition with David Ash for the starting job, but it looks like Case has the job full-time.

One of the things Case showed in the game against the Bruins was accuracy, as he was able to complete 12 of 15 of his passes. That was the same thing Colt was able to do during his time at Texas as Colt completed 76 percent of his passes in one season which is a NCAA record.

Another thing that Case has going for his is the supporting cast. Freshman Malcolm Brown rushed for 110 yards and a score to help keep the Bruins defense honest.

When Colt was playing for the Longhorns, he always had a good cast to help him out. Whether it was Jamaal Charles or Jordan Shipley, Colt never had to worry about getting help from his teammates.

Case will succeed at Texas because it’s Texas. The state of Texas takes football seriously, especially when it comes to the Longhorns. Head coach Mack Brown always nabs some of the best recruits in the country, and when they get to Austin, they tend to succeed.

Does that mean that Case will be better than his brother? No, but Case is put in a good position to make a name for himself. Major Applewhite, Chris Simms and Vince Young put their stamp on the program one way or the other, so there is no reason Case can’t do the same thing.

There is no denying the success of what Colt McCoy did. He won more games than any other quarterback and has broken plenty of records while doing it.

But when Case comes from the same blood as Colt and has studied Colt ever since childhood, why can’t Case can’t be just as good, if not better than the elder McCoy?