SAN ANTONIO – Colt McCoy, a former Texas Longhorn quarterback great and current backup with the Arizona Cardinals, paid off a debt this week after losing a bet on the outcome of the Texas-Texas Tech football game last Saturday.
McCoy, in a viral tweet posted by the Cardinals media relations lead, donned a Red Raider outfit on Tuesday, after the Longhorns lost to Texas Tech on the road in Lubbock, 37-34 in overtime.
Did you know Texas Tech beat Texas on Saturday?— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) September 27, 2022
Former Longhorns QB @ColtMcCoy does.
And today is decked out in Red Raiders garb to the delight of WR Atoine Wesley, HC Kliff Kingsbury & asst coach Kenny Bell pic.twitter.com/CEM8JtTBR7
McCoy is currently on injured reserve and his head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, is one of three former alums in the organization. Wide receiver Antoine Wesley and assistant coach Kenny Bell are also Red Raiders. But in a quote to ESPN, Kingsbury, a native to the San Antonio area and former head coach of Texas Tech, said the bet wasn’t his.
“No, no, I wouldn’t do that to him. I wasn’t gonna make that bet because I’m not wearing that burnt orange s---, I can assure you,” Kingsbury said. “He’s like Mr. Texas. Like that is the guy in the state of Texas. So, I wouldn’t do him like that.”
McCoy, a former Heisman Trophy finalist, is second all-time in games won by an NCAA Division I FBS quarterback. He was a two-time All-American, and has had his no. 12 jersey retired by UT.
The win was the first time the Red Raiders had beaten its in-state rivals at home since 2008.
“He’s hurt,” Kingsbury told ESPN. “You can see his face. He looks like his dog died, man. I don’t rub it in.”