Only prizes left for Alabama now are consolation prizes

McElroy took the loss hard beyond the ice wrap he wore on his right knee, but the quarterback with the guts to face the blitz during the game and the music afterward would not be moved until he’d said what he wanted to say.
What can you say when you’ve been hit with just your second defeat in two years as a college starting quarterback? When your dream of winning a second straight national championship just vanished into the cool night air?