Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert was
walking off the field after losing the national championship game
when Longhorns fans started looking to the future.
They were pointing all the way to this Saturday and the No. 8
Gilbert, then a freshman, had been forced to take the field when
Colt McCoy got hurt early in the championship game against Alabama.
If he could play well under that kind of pressure, Texas fans
figured that playing the Sooners in the circus of the Cotton Bowl
would be a cakewalk.
It's time to find out.