Even as a Heisman Trophy candidate, Texas’ Colt McCoy kept a few talents hidden — like his singing.
Parade Magazine confirmed in its “personality parade” segment that McCoy is related to the McCoy Family Singers, an a cappella Christian singing group. His grandfather, Burl, started the group, according to Parade.
McCoy, a tenor, confirmed the connection Wednesday. He occasionally sang with the group growing up and even appears on a couple of the group’s albums, although he wouldn’t say which ones.
“I knew that was going to come up at some point,” McCoy said with a sigh. “I used to take voice lessons. … I haven’t sung since I’ve been in college. It was pretty fun. I enjoyed it.”
BIG TEN TARGET
No team has symbolized the Big Ten’s recent national struggles more than Ohio State.
The Buckeyes fell hard in the national title games after the 2006 and ’07 seasons, and lost 35-3 to Southern California earlier this season.
Cornerback Malcolm Jenkins was asked Wednesday if his team had been unfairly criticized.
“I wouldn’t say unfairly,” Jenkins said. “If I wasn’t in this conference, I would probably say the same thing about us. I guess that’s one way to prove how your conference is, how you play in the postseason.”
ONE MORE YEAR
Texas receiver Jordan Shipley said his mindset changed after he received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA last month.
“I feel like that weight is lifted off my shoulders and now I can relax and play and have an idea of what I’m doing after this bowl game is over,” said Shipley, who is already being teased about being the team’s “old man.” a role filled this year by fellow receiver Quan Cosby
EXTRA POINT: After leading Texas to an 11-1 record, coach Mack Brown was named the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year on Wednesday.