The week before Texas’ season opener, former quarterback Colt McCoy penned an open letter to current players on the Player’s Tribune website. According to some of them, it was one of the reasons why the Longhorns were able to upset Notre Dame 50-47 in double overtime.
On Thursday, the Longhorn Network released this video showing what Shane Buechele, D’Onta Foreman, John Burt and others thought about McCoy’s message and how it drove them to success over the Irish.
“It was kind of weird,” Buechele says. “I read this piece of paper that he gave to us, and I went and did it. It was an awesome experience.”
For the rest of the players’ thoughts, check out the video below:
News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of Hookem.com is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to Statesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at statesman.com/subscribe.