UT's McCoy, Shipley try to live up to their names
HornsNation writer Carter Strickland has profiled two familiar last names for Texas fans -- McCoy and Shipley. But we're not talking Colt or Jordan. Instead, the Longhorns' faithful will be seeing a healthy dose of their younger brothers -- Case McCoy and Jaxson Shipley -- vs. UCLA on Saturday.
Here's a snippet:
For Texas, not many shadows are larger than those hanging over Case McCoy and Jaxon Shipley.
Case is the brother of Colt, who owns a litany of Texas and NCAA records, and whose Longhorns career was ended by injury just a few plays into the 2009 BCS Championship Game -- at the Rose Bowl, no less.
Jaxon is the brother of the Texas wide receiver who couldn't be stopped by Alabama, or anyone. Jordan Shipley had 10 catches, 122 yards and two touchdowns as Jaxon watched from the Rose Bowl stands with his father, Bob. That was also the last day of Jordan's career in burnt orange and white.
Now it is Case and Jaxon's turn. The stakes are not as high. UCLA is not Alabama, and the third week of the season is not make-or-break. But the shadows are still large.
"We both have big shoes to fill,'' Shipley said. "For me, I am just trying to go out there and have fun and not worry about the pressure, not get caught up in the pressure side of things and live up to what your brother did. You can get caught up in that."
For more of HornsNation writer Carter Strickland's feature on these two familiar last names for Texas fans, click here.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Kirk Herbstreit joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Bob Stoops' recent comments about the SEC and the pending college football playoff, what appears to be an unpredictable Big 12 in 2013, how the Aggies will handle expectations and more.
Play Podcast Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin talks about the improvements being made to Kyle Field, what those improvements will to for the program, the success of last year, Johnny Manziel's offseason and the expectations for the Aggies in 2013.
Play Podcast Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo talk about Texas A&M's decision to expand its stadium and say although the Aggies had a fantastic year, the school must also be careful not to overextend its resources based on a single hot stretch.
Play Podcast Baylor head coach Art Briles joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss what kind of player the Cowboys are getting in Terrance Williams.
Play Podcast Arlington and Texas A&M product Luke Joeckel, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Richard Durrett to discuss the draft, coaches and advice from his dad.
Play Podcast Florida Gulf Coast athletic director Ken Kavanagh joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss his school's Cinderella story and playing in the Sweet 16 at Cowboys Stadium.
Play Podcast Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby joins Fizsimmons & Durrett to discuss Cowboys Stadium as a venue, the state of Big 12 basketball, the new 2014 college football format, why there's no hurry to have a Big 12 football championship and much more.
Play Podcast Jay Bilas joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the remaining 16 teams in the NCAA tournament, the intrigue surrounding the Northwest Region and the excitement over FGCU, even though a similar story happens every year.