So the National Championship is set, and I think it might be Florida that comes out on top. I haven’t been able to watch much college football this season for obvious reasons, whether it’s preparing for games or rehabbing, but I’ve seen Florida play a couple times and they’ve got a lot of playmakers. I’ve been able to catch highlights from other games, too, and I’m just feeling like the Gators are going to come out on top.
Speaking of college football, some of you might remember that ASU played Arizona last week, and unfortunately it didn’t turn out as well as I might have hoped for the Sun Devils. Well, even more unfortunately, Spencer and I kind of made a bet. If ASU wins, Josh Barrett and I would give him some Arizona State stuff to wear. But if Arizona wins, we would have to wear some Arizona stuff.
It was actually kind of funny how it turned out. The game was on Saturday and I ran into him on Monday. I had on a red shirt and some blue shorts, didn’t even mean to, so I was already wearing Arizona colors. He said he didn’t have any gear for me to wear right then, and the week is almost over…so I think I’m getting a pass. Plus I was technically sporting Arizona anyway…
But back to the football field. I was real disappointed when I saw Peyton go down last week. Right away I thought, man, the running backs are cursed. We’ve got a curse put on us. It’s unbelievable. But the thing is we keep fighting through, we keep making plays, keep doing what we do and we’re making our running backs corps better because of it and helping our team.
It also speaks to Coach Turner. The way he coaches, he’s really a great coach and he works hard at his job. He works hard so we have to work even harder just because of the competition. When you’ve got a coach working every back like he could be the starter, and like five backs really wanting to be the starter, it has us working all the harder.
But the running back room is getting pretty crowded lately. New guys have to come in, but us guys that have been there from the beginning are still going to meetings — the ones that can, who aren’t rehabbing. And the injured backs are all sticking together, always being positive, getting ready for next year. Like I said, the room’s pretty packed, but we’re all there.
So that’s it for now. I haven’t even started looking for Christmas presents for everybody, so hopefully by the next time I write to you guys I’ll have started on that.