"The AT&T All-America Player of the Year is Colt McCoy of TX. Congrats 2 McCoy on an outstanding season & thx 4 voting! We'll txt u next season 2vote! Txt STOP 2 quit"
So as he sat on the sideline gazing at his last chance at a ring slipping away (and perhaps cursing his old man for talking him into staying on the sidelines -- allegedly, maybe), McCoy was unknowingly adding more hardware to his resume. It was somewhat apropos that the winningest college quarterback of all-time at least win something last night, even if it was a meaningless Player of the Year award decided by people drunk texting their votes in from the tailgate party.
In the end, the BCS Title Game was a microcosm of the 2009 season, with an early shoulder injury to an All-American quarterback suddenly changing everything (somewhere, Sam Bradford nods his head), lots of sloppy and uneven play, and ultimately Mark Ingram doing enough for all of us to shrug our shoulders and realize that "Damn, that little Emmitt Smith clone was the best player on the field. Again." (Point of order -- Rolando McClain was pretty sporty last night as well.)