The announcement came today that Longhorns quarterback Vince Young plans to make himself eligible for the next NFL draft. Which means, he will not return to UT for his fourth year. Following a spectacular, game-winning performance during last week’s Rose Bowl, it’s not a complete shock. Though, many speculated that Young would return to UT even if they won. That all changed when Young became the MVP and star of the championship game.
A Sports Illustrated article reports:
“We love Vince and appreciate all the great things he’s done for the University of Texas on and off the field,” [Coach Mack] Brown said. “We’ll miss him, but want him to do as well in the NFL as he did in college.”
In his eight seasons at Texas, Brown never before has had a player leave early for the NFL. Young ends his career at Texas with a 30-2 record — the best in school history. His Rose Bowl performance increased speculation that he would leave school early and also started a debate about whether he would be the No. 1 pick in April’s draft.