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Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:47 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2011 6:53 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

While Ohio State may be the current center of the NCAA violations universe, the wife of former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy may have caused some problems for Texas on Tuesday afternoon. Rachel McCoy called into Colin Cowherd's show on ESPN Radio on Tuesday and then started talking about Texas football players being offered things for free while in Austin. Thankfully, SB Nation was kind enough to transcribe the key parts for us.
People in Texas are just being friendly and they don't mean anything by it at all. They don't realize most of the time it is a violation. Texas is very clear with their players ... You cannot expect 19- to 20-year-old men to not accept free stuff while they're in college ... There's no way that college kids can really, honestly say no to all this stuff ... It's hard for a lot of these guys to even know ... I saw so many of his teammates who maybe didn't have some of that self-control to be able to say no to somebody. It's hard because you've got adults who you respect who you think will know what's right and what's wrong ... You do what adults say; that's how you're taught. So you have adults offering things, promising the world, doing all this stuff: we're taught to go along with that. That's the respectful thing to do. It's interesting to see adults really putting kids in these positions where they're taught to agree and go along and respect.
Now that excerpt is far from Rachel McCoy's words in their entirety. After listening to the entire conversation -- you can listen to it yourself here -- I'm of the opinion that there really isn't much here. While McCoy talks about people in Austin offering things to Texas players, she never actually says that any of her husband's teammates accepted anything. She just talks about how hard it would be for kids to say no to such minor things like free dinners. 

So while some people may try to make more out of what McCoy said about Texas football, I'm rather confident that nothing she described during her radio appearance doesn't take place on college campuses everyday throughout the country. It's certainly nothing that I think the NCAA needs to worry about, as they've got some bigger fish to fry at the moment.

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: June 9, 2011 3:53 pm

Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

Rachel McCoy is a former Baylor track athlete.  They call her The Bible Bitch because of her no nonsense elbows flying running style.  She can do Baylor some good if she tears down the Horns.  On the other hand, she may also speak before she thinks.  I imagine she will go far doing just that.

Since: Jun 8, 2011
Posted on: June 8, 2011 4:08 pm

Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

i do and in the eyes of the ncaa both are violations. you cant do either.

tony augustine

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: June 8, 2011 3:07 pm

Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

I loathe college sports. Havent watched a NCAA football game in over a decade. It is so phony the system, poor kids bieng manipualted by staff and the NCAA banking billions, kids cant even get a free pizza.

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2011 11:37 am

Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

Does anyone else see the difference between getting your dinner or drinks "picked up" by someone to knowingly entering into an unscrupulous "business" deal for tens of thousands of dollars.  I do.

Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2011 11:29 am

Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

OSU fan(s) quit whinning about what everyone else does - YOU got caught. YOU get the punishment. I hope others get caught & punished, too. BUT "because every one else is doing it" is NOT a valid excuse - ask any parent. As for ESPN checking up on UT, doubt it - the 4 letter network bought into the new network. Trace the money & exposure... ESPN is part of the problem with the culture.

Since: Jun 8, 2011
Posted on: June 8, 2011 11:04 am

Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

when are we all going to take our heads out of the sand.  what she said i believe goes on every where.  lets just look at last year, aj green, the kids at north carolina.  and now you have the ohio state stuff going on.  did the kids do stuff thats really horrible or where they given money to come to the university, no.

what we have is alot of young inner city and poor kids who play major college sports. do you not think these kids get some perks from people in the community or are selling there memorabila to get money. come on.

this im sure is going on every where. it has gone on in the past(and in the past i believe it was alot worse where we know for a fact that the old conference called the southwest conference was very corrupt) and it will continue until they chane the rules and give the kids a small stipend. 

major college sports is a billion dollar industry, its a business.  i agree with giving the kids a small stipend and only a small one because they get a free education and get treated like kings when they travel and for there camps.  but if it wasnt for these kids the university's wouldnt be making the huge amount of money they do.

so lets get our heads out of the sand and realize its a college sports problem and figure out how to fix it.

tony augustine

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: June 8, 2011 9:48 am

Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

Sorry Rachel, but you're wrong.  There is a thing inside all of us called character, if you're playing football for a big time college you are probably on a scholarship, meanig some or all of your costs are paid for, or are for free.  So in a way you ARE getting paid.  But taking fthings that later on will make you, your team, and the school suffer is just plain wrong, don't do it.  If you're that hard up for spending money go early in the NFL draft.  Look at Pryor and Bush, perfect examples of people with no character who cheated and now their team and schools are paying for it.  Plus why are you the one speaking out on this?  Isn't it bad enough we have to listen to stupid things players say, now their wives are getting into it too.

Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 8, 2011 9:34 am

Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

This is news?

Does anybody really believe that UT athletes don't get comps while hitting the town on 6th St.? 

The Ohio State fiasco goes beyond peddling memoribilia for cash.  I doubt that the hypocritical lap-dogs at the NCAA would have uncovered anything if the tattoo parlor's owner wasn't under federal investigation for drugs and money laundering.  "Amateur" D-1A athletics is a misnomer and a bad joke anyway.  These athletes should get some type of monthy stipend, but you'll never be able to reel in the over-zealous boosters.  Buying the kid a free meal is how they feel "connected" to the program.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: June 8, 2011 9:15 am

Colt McCoy's wife causes a stir on radio

You sir are soooo far removed from reality!  Everyone wants to hang Ohio State out as some kind of rogue program!  If they really start digging I would be willing to bet that EVERY TOP 25 program has something to hide!  Kids are getting stuff all the time and noone can tell me they aren't.  It's a great time for all these other programs to proclaim their high and mighty morals and strict standards and this would never happen here mentality...JUST LIKE WE DID AT OHIO STATE!!!!   Don't be a fool!  It's happening and they are ALL guilty somehow!!

Hoke is a Joke
Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: June 8, 2011 8:31 am
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