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Will Colt have his number retired?

While watching the new intro video for this season, I wondered whether Colt should/would have his number placed amongst the untouchables.  

The unlikely star from tiny Tuscola certainly has became a favorite with all Longhorns. Seemingly daily his legend grows. He is a kid you would love for your daughters to date and for your sons to emulate. He says all of the right things, he makes all the right steps, he doesn't shy away from being the face of one of the most prominent collegiate teams in the nation, and he has time to visit children in the hospital. Even the enemy likes him. When Superman was going for the corner, few thought the transition would be as seamless as it was.  But the kid smiled, accepted the challenge, and worked his way into the starting job.

He's no slouch with a football in his hands either. His stats are impeccable record breaking. He's an obvious front runner for the Heisman trophy and repeat winner of the Walter Camp award. He leads his offense on the field with the command of a general, he backs his defense with unwavering support.

So the question is, has Colt done enough to retire #12 for good? Does he have to win the BCS Championship to be considered for the honor? He qualifies using the old standards of having to have won a player of the year award. But, has he done enough to be enshrined with Bobby Layne's #22, Tommy Nobis's #60, Earl's #20, Ricky's #34, and VY's #10?

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