So we continue with our pattern of finishing in the final ranking top 10 every other year. Could have seen this coming. Just another day in Hokieland.
One note on the game last night: I don't really know how to figure out that game. I honestly think Alabama was in control the whole time, save for the first part of the first quarter. I mean yay, Gilbert got his confidence up and led the Longhorns to within 3. But that entire time, all I could say is, "'Bama has slowed their pace down A LOT." Then when the Longhorns came close to tying, Alabama turned it back up to 11 and put the game out of reach. It's like they were teasing Texas like you would a puppy. "Come get the ball. Come on. Come get the ball. Now go chase after it." Kinda feel bad for Texas but then you realize it's Texas.
And on that note, can we stop the feeling bad for Gilbert for having his baptism by fire? Seriously. This kid is the TEXAS second-string quarterback. He won the Texas State Championship twice in high school. He probably got money and women thrown at him during the recruiting process. He's probably one of the cockiest sonsabitches you ever met. Let's back off the "Aww he can't read the defense and keeps overthrowing his receivers. Aww he's too nervous because he's getting his first real playing time in the National Championship." SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LISTEN TO YOURSELF. He gets to play in the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN HIS FIRST REAL GAME. This kid will probably be using the line "I almost beat Alabama in the National Championship game in my first game" to get bitches for the next 10 years, or until he wins his own Championship. Don't feel bad for this guy. You should be ashamed of yourself. Ryan Williams would slap his mama to get that chance, and then he wouldn't shit himself at crunch time. He would put the entire team squarely on his shoulders and say, "Fuck this. I want myself some crystal football." Boom. Done. Don't run that Gilbert shit my way.
Gobble gobble, bitches.