McCoy, Snead to compete for Texas' starting QB spot

Updated: February 25, 2006, 2:16 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas redshirt freshman Colt McCoy is the No. 1 quarterback heading into spring practice, but freshman Jevan Snead will have a chance to compete for the job before the 2006 season opener, coach Mack Brown said Thursday.

The Longhorns return most of their starters from last season's national championship team but not quarterback Vince Young, who left school after his junior season to enter the NFL draft. Spring drills start Monday.

Texas closes practice to the media and fans until spring drills conclude with a scrimmage April 1.

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