I was as disappointed as every other Bama fan on the planet when Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray edged out Tua Tagovailoa for the highest individual honor in college football. But I’m ok with that, and here’s why.
- He’s only a sophomore and if he stays healthy through the 2019 season, he’s a slam dunk to be back in New York City next December.
- He’s a pure-hearted class act who will look at this the same way he sees an incompletion. Pray. Get up. Try harder.
- There’s a lot of Bama fatigue out there. The Alabama Crimson Tide is a football program that people are tired of talking about.
- There’s a lot of Nick Saban fatigue, too. But Nick Saban talks back and he’s not often kind to the media when he speaks to or about them. Rat poison, and all.
- Tua will use this as motivation to play his best game on December 29, when he faces Murray in College Football Playoff the Orange Bowl.
Don’t be ticked off, y’all. All three finalists deserved the trophy and Kyler Murray was nothing short of sensational this year.
This very well could be just the impetus that the whole Alabama football team uses to crush their remaining two opponents and be the first team in the CFP era to win back-to-back championships. Just like Alabama was the first to do it in the BCS era for the 2011-2012 seasons.
Alabama still has a lot to prove, and so does Mr. Tagovailoa.