Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger wold love to play against the Alabama Crimson Tide before his collegiate career ends.
Much to Ehlinger’s liking, and that of Longhorns fans, Texas announced on Wednesday that it had scheduled a home-and-home series with Alabama across the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
Unfortunately, the rising sophomore’s college playing days will have come to an end by then — barring the chance that he somehow obtains a sixth year of eligibility for the 2022 season.
Thakfully, the product from nearby Westlake High School has a good sense of humor about it.
Ehlinger tweeted at Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, also a rising sophomore, following the news that the Longhorns and Crimson Tide would be paying visits to each other several years down the road, expressing his hope that the teams will play in a bowl game before then so that the two quarterbacks can face each other while still eligible.
Sam Ehlinger’s hilarious response to Texas-Alabama announcement
— Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) May 16, 2018
With the way Alabama has been playing this decade, that might just require the Longhorns to crack the College Football Playoff over the next three years. It’s a tall-task, though playing for a national title isn’t uncharted territory for Texas.
As it stands, Texas and Alabama won’t take the same field until the Longhorns host the Crimson Tide at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in September 2022 for the first leg of the home-and-home series. But knock on wood, perhaps Texas can find away to meet Nick Saban & Co. before then — and claim some noteworthy hardware in the process.