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Colt McCoy influences Mississpi boy to be a Longhorn

My friends and I attended the game in Oxford where we sat in the end zone on the north side. We began chatting with a couple from Mississippi next to us. The man was dressed in blue and red (for Ole Miss) while his wife had a burnt orange shirt. They explained that their oldest son was a huge Longhhorn fan. He grew up watching Colt and loved how he played the game. So he started watching Texas play whenever he could.

When they saw the schedule for Texas coming to Ole Miss, it was on his birthday. So he told his parents that he wanted to go to the game as his birthday present. Mind you, both his parents are Ole Miss graduates. When they checked into buying tickets for the game, they realized it was cheaper to buy season tickets for the whole family (they have two sons)' than just 4 tickets for the Texas game. Two seats were by us and the other two were about 10 rows lower.

After a bit the young birthday boy came up and traded seats with his dad so he could be near Texas fans. He was dressed head to toe in Texas gear with a Texas cap , shirt, and even a belt. He watched us and learned the fight song and when to put his horns up (e,g,, kickoffs), and Texas Fight. His mom told us that he asked her to wear burnt orange so he wouldn't be the only one in the family wearing Texas colors.

He was loving the game and the excitement of being around Texas fans. When the game was over, one of the guys in our group gave the boy his Texas sunglasses. The boy and his mom were thankful and she took his picture with us - all of us flashing our Hook 'em Horns hand signs.

Thank you Colt for influencing young boys all the way down in sec country.

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