Former Texas quarterback Vince Young accomplished a whole heck of a lot in the three years he played for the Longhorns. It apparently could have been even more, however, had he been privy to one pertinent piece of information.
Wednesday, Young, who led his team to the BCS national title in his junior season, went on The Lowdown With Alex Loeb to talk about a number of topics, including his thought process right after the 2005-2006 season. Young claimed that if he’d known that the Houston Texans weren’t going to draft him No. 1 overall, he’d have returned the school.
“Ah, it was very close. You know, the Texans had the No. 1 pick and that was a place I wanted to play at. I wish they would have told me that they wasn’t picking me because I would have stayed in for my senior year. But it didn’t happen like that so. I had the opportunity to play for a long – you know, being a kid, watching the Oilers all my life, having the opportunity to play for them. It was, you know, a dream come true as well.”
Houston selected Mario Williams with the No. 1 pick in 2006, and New Orleans took Reggie Bush No. 2. Young fell to third and was taken by the Tennessee Titans – the former Houston Oilers franchise.
Had Young returned to Texas for the 2006-2007 season, there is no doubt that the Longhorns would have been national title contenders yet again.