Colt McCoy’s Confusion after Texas beats TCU
September 9, 2007 5 Comments
I was glad (within a sports context) that UT beat an upstart TCU squad. Well TCU was an upstart for at least one half of the this game, they had a 10-0 lead at halftime. The Horns pulled away in the second half, outscoring TCU 34-3 for a final score of 34-13.
Did not catch the game on TV (no cable service), but I was sneaking a listen on the radio, during breaks from more important pursuits.
After reading the story from the AP, “No. 7 Texas rallies to down TCU”, I was intrigued by a quote from UT quarterback Colt McCoy (pictured below)
This is what Colt said (in reference to his poor first half performance),
“You didn’t want to touch me in the second quarter, I had some bad luck there,” McCoy said. “I had Bible study the other morning (and) you’re going to get tested. You get tested, then you’re blessed.”
McCoy, who is born again, is not shy about giving credit to God for his talent and success. He did so on national television last year after beating OU.
While I am no theologian (not even an armchair one), I understand that luck doesn’t exist and thus does not decide anything. That much is clear in Scripture,
The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD. — Proverbs 16:33
and according to a certain Soviet air force colonel , “Luck is for fools.”
At the risk of sounding like a camel-swallowing gnat-strainer, I also understand that sometimes Christians, though we should know better, use the word “luck” very flippantly as McCoy did, and yet do not mean anything contradictory to the Proverb. Care must be taken that we do not attribute our failure or success to luck (good or bad).
It does make one wonder, what/who it is that McCoy thinks is testing him? Bad luck or God? Or is being “blessed” the same thing as having “good luck”?