Does Texas have a chance to rise from the ashes?
Posted on: January 8, 2010 3:42 pm
By now, everyone and their grandmother knows what happened in yesterdays's BCS Title Game. College Football's own Ironman, Colt McCoy, went down with an injury seven plays into the game. True Freshman Garrett Gilbert came in and by halftime, the Crimson Tide had built what seemed like an insurmountable lead. What we saw in the second half of the game was both Magical and Heartbreaking. For a while, we actually thought he would lead the Texas Longhorns to victory. Those hopes were dashed by two desperation passes that became touchdowns. But going forward, the score doesn't matter. The game is already over. What Longhorn fans need to realize is that in Garrett Gilbert, they have a Quarterback worthy of succeeding Colt McCoy. Game Experience and practice will fix Gilbert's miscues from the title game. It would be unreasonable to expect a freshman with little game experience to be able to lead his team to victory in the National Title game. What can't be taught, and what Gilbert has, is a laundry list of superlatives: Determination, Willpower, Guts, whatever you want to call it. Leadership. Those things cannot be taught. Garrett Gilbert has it, he proved it. As far as make-up goes, he seems about as good as you could hope for. When asked about the game, he responded that it was something to build upon. And with three years of time to do just that, I think we just might see him back here again before he graduates. Is it to early in a career to call a Heisman? Cause I think he'll win one.