In his final collegiate game as a member of the Texas Longhorns, Colt McCoy rode the bench in what remains a controversial coaching call. What made it worse is that this was the BCS National Championship game against Alabama, a contest the Longhorns lost. Immediately after the final whistle, McCoy was interviewed live. Naturally, the reporter’s first question was about having to watch this defeat from the sidelines and not play in his final game at Texas. McCoy could have said a lot, could have vented, could have said some things he would be sorry for. McCoy proved to be a real class act with his comments. Note the very first thing he said was to laud his teammates. There was very little “I” in his answer, exactly what you should always do in the heat of the moment. It’s difficult to remain so reserved, and it’s something that has to be learned. You have to always be aware of your surrounding. Always think of yourself “on stage” with millions of people listening and watching. Always give credit to others. NEVER use this forum to air your grievances. It’s on tape and will never be erased. Stay classy and act with grace at all times.
INTELLIGENCE: KEEP YOUR EMOTIONS IN CHECK IN BOTH VICTORY AND DEFEAT, AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE SEEN AS A PERSON WITH CLASS.