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Fozzy’s dilemma

If college football were honest (and the Penn State 10-year child-rape coverup is just one more proof that it isn’t), then injured Texas running back Fozzy Whittaker’s future wouldn’t be so questionable. As Cobb says:

“College football is big business and the kids should get their share, but they don’t. When the NCAA jumps on the case of this or that star athlete getting money, they are ridiculously hypocritical. Any first year law student could figure out a more equitable business plan that pays student athletes in trust.”

Fozzy could have a fat trust account waiting for him by now, which would make his busted knee, acquired in indentured servitude to the NCAA, less of a dilemma.

Million-dollar Texas coach Mack Brown agreed that Fozzy hasn’t gotten a fair reward from the university, but that he will heal and eventually play on Sundays, implying that his servitude is okay because some day he’ll get the big pro bucks. But he (and all the others who aren’t as good) really ought to have the money already waiting for them. They’ve earned it.

The Tuscola Kid

Looks like Colt McCoy may yet return as Texas QB, after two weeks rest of his shoulder before the A&M game the day after Thanksgiving. If the injury really is the "stinger" he’s said to have told Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis, he might even be back on track with a Heisman ranking after beating the Aggies. So Colt, personally, could yet have a remarkable season, NCAA record-setting freshman QB (despite really being a sophomore, quaintly called a "redshirt" freshman), top 2 or 3 in the Heisman polls, etc, etc., etc.

The Longhorns season is effectively over wth the loss to K State, unless you count winning the Big 12 as a big deal (not this year), and playing Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl. Assuming Texas ranks that high with two losses. Maybe somebody else can get to pummel Boise State. There’s good fortune.