Texas isn't just back. It might be the best team in the country.
No one gave the Longhorns much of a chance going into Alabama. But Steve Sarkisian outfoxed old mentor Nick Saban, and Texas made a national statement in a 34-24 win.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The cliche broke out with four minutes and change to go, strong enough to drown out the 100,000 or so Alabama fans who were resigned to witnessing their school’s first loss in this building in four years, loud enough to creep through the television broadcast on ESPN.
No, not Texas Is Back!
Instead, it was S-E-C!
In a non-ironic manner.
From Longhorns fans, of all people.
“It’s crazy,” Texas right tackle Christian Jones said. “I was in there chanting S-E-C, too. I’m not gonna lie. It’s a step in the right direction.”
A step in the right direction?
No, this was a national statement, a loud and definitive cry that Texas isn’t just back, but that it may be one of the best teams in the country.
How else do you explain a 34-24 win at Alabama in which Texas controlled the game from the start?