There is no doubt that former Texas Longhorns quarterback Vince Young is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in college football history. In his final collegiate season, Young led his Texas team to a 13-0 record, culminating in a 267 yards passing and 200 yard rushing performance in the 2006 Rose Bowl vs. the USC Trojans which led the Longhorns to their first national championship title in over 30 years.
Sure, Young’s NFL career may not have been as successful as he had hoped, but there is again no doubt that he was one of the best college quarterbacks to play the game–not only for his on-the-field talent, but for the intangibles he brought to the game as well.
What made Vince Young so special in college was that he wouldn’t accept losing. He was a leader. He made everyone around him better, and he wouldn’t accept mediocrity. Young’s attitude was contagious, and he gave his teammates what came to be known as “Texas Swagger.”
Young has been on the Texas campus this spring, and reports are that he has been working with several of the current players, including current starting quarterback David Ash.
Head coach Mack Brown understands better than anyone else what a guy like Vince can bring to a team; he has seen first-hand how Vince’s attitude can affect an entire program.
To that end, Orangebloods.com is reporting that Brown is considering adding Young as a part-time member of the football staff , primarily to help out with summer camps, but word is that Brown also feels that Young’s presence around the team would be an asset to the current players as well as recruits. Hopefully, Young can help bring back that “Texas Swagger” they’ve been missing for the last few seasons.