Even before the season started, no one really expected Texas to make a run at the College Football Playoff. After a 1-2 start, including back-to-back losses to BYU and UCLA? It's safe to say the Longhorns have been eliminated from contention from the four-team playoff. Safe to say, that is, unless you are Tyrone Swoopes!
Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes said he "expects to be in the College Football Platyoff." This year, he said.— kbohls (@kbohls) September 22, 2014
You, uh, sure about that Tyrone?
Swoopes said, "We have the talent to do it." With two losses? He said yes.— kbohls (@kbohls) September 22, 2014
In his defense, the new playoff system is pretty confusing.
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You can certainly say this -- Swoopes doesn't lack for confidence, a valuable trait to have in a quarterback, especially one in the midst of a rebuilding effort. He's now the long-term starter for the Longhorns after David Ash's retirement, and seeing this kind of confidence could give some much-needed encouragement to the rest of the team.
Or, you could say this.
@kbohls drug test coming— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) September 22, 2014