Congrats to the Alabama Crimson Tide for their defeat of Texas in the BCS National Championship Redundantly Titled Game yesterday. The heavily favored Tide won 37-21, making coach Nick Saban the first college football coach to win national titles at two different colleges.
Alabama won in a way familiar to many of its fans: sloppy and mean. Texas star quarterback and Heisman finalist Colt McCoy was injured in his first series and was out of the game, replaced by freshman Gilbert.
Gilbert put up a great effort, all things considered, at one point leading Texas within 3 points of Bama in the fourth quarter, though perhaps the close score was due more to serious of foul-ups by Alabama. But, the running power of Richardson and Heisman winner Ingram proved unstoppable, with each running for over 100 yards and 2 touchdown.
I think Gilbert could be a star player next year and will start the season at the top of the Heisman watch. With so many recent trophies going to sophomores, he might be the smart bet. But that’s a long ways off. Today belongs to Alabama.
Yea Alabama, Roll Tide!