Steve Sarkisian

The Texas Longhorns gave the Alabama Crimson Tide all they could handle on Saturday. However, thanks to some late heroics by Bama quarterback Bryce Young, the Tide came away with a hard-fought 20-19 victory in Austin.

After the game, Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian discussed the loss and told reporters that his team “didn’t lose today,” they “just ran out of time.”

On one hand, Sark has a point. Despite losing starting quarterback Quinn Ewers to injury, Texas led by six with a little under 13 minutes left and then retook the lead with 1:30 left until Young worked his magic and led Alabama to a game-winning field goal with 10 seconds left. The Longhorns just didn’t have enough time to mount one last gasp comeback of their own. And even with the loss, the Longhorns proved they’re on their way by holding their own with Nick Saban’s squad.

On the other hand, hey, every team that ever lost a football game “ran out of time” when you put it that way. And they don’t put “ran out of time” in the standings, they only track wins and losses. Ultimately, Texas had a chance to come away with a program-changing win but they couldn’t quite get it done.

Naturally, Sark’s excuse after the game caught the attention of the college football world, which chimed in with some reactions and thoughts.

Texas is BACK (to making excuses) and we love it.

[Max Olson]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.