Texas Longhorns Come Up Just Short of 2009's Biggest Goal

Chris MinerContributor IJanuary 8, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07:  Quarterback Garrett Gilbert #3 of the Texas Longhorns stands on the field during the Citi BCS National Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Rose Bowl on January 7, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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First, I want to say congratulations to the University of Alabama Crimson Tide for winning the 2009 National Championship.  It was a hard fought game, and both teams played well at times. 

I do feel for Colt McCoy, because I know that was as far as can be from how he wanted to end his career at The University of Texas.  However, I loved how the Horns fought back and made it close. 

Garrett Gilbert turned in a great performance once he settled down.  Garrett Gilbert grew up in a hurry tonight!  Look out for him and the Horns next year.

With that being said, that means that my Longhorns came up on the short end of the stick, unlike in 2005 when my Horns did win it all!  It was a really good season with both teams coming close to missing the title game, but finding ways to win and make it to the championship.

The only thing about the game that leaves a bad taste in my mouth, other than the Horns losing the game, is the fact that Nick Saban ran up the score when the game was already well in hand.  What little respect that I had for Nick is now GONE!!  There was absolutely no need for that whatsoever!!!

In closing, I would like to again congratulate Mark Ingram on all of his success this year, and The University of Alabama Crimson Tide-2009 College Football's National Champions!!