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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | September 15, 2016

Colt McCoy shared letter with Texas before 2016 opener

Texas has been one of the surprise teams through the first two weeks in the 2016 season, rising to No. 11 in the country and boasting its most consistent offense since the Colt McCoy era.

On Thursday, it was revealed that McCoy, the Longhorns' great signal caller from 2006-09, played an unexpected role in Texas' early success and apparent reemergence into the national spotlight.

McCoy penned a letter to the Longhorns ahead of their season opener against No. 10 Notre Dame sharing his old pregame tradition of taking time to appreciate the opportunity he's been given to play at Texas and how he cherished pressure situations like the Longhorns were facing against the Fighting Irish. He emphasized that the Sept. 4 opener against Notre Dame could serve as a meaningful turning point for the program after years of struggles and dissapointment in Austin.

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The Longhorns responded positively to McCoy's message and shocked Notre Dame in overtime 50-47 to reclaim a spot in the top 25 the following week. From just watching the video above, it's evident that the Longhorns took McCoy's message to heart.

Truly inspirational.

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