• Mr. Speaker, they were down 31-6 as the fourth quarter began. A lead that they surely couldn't overcome. But, they never wavered.
  • Down 34-13 with six minutes left. But still, they never wavered.
  • The University of Houston football team, my alma-mater, displayed a calm confidence during their gutsy, 25-point comeback on the afternoon of January 2nd in the Armed Forces Bowl.
  • To pull off the unthinkable, the Cougars had to recover back-to-back onside kicks--a feat that is almost never accomplished--and score multiple touchdowns in the closing minutes. They capped off the comeback with a miraculous two-point conversion that gave them a one point victory.
  • Head Coach David Gibbs instilled in his team that day a will to fight to the end, no matter the odds, score, or deficit.
  • The Cougars pulled off the largest comeback of the college football season that day, and held true to the words of the late great Vince Lombardi, who said ``Winners never quit and quitters never win.''
  • And that's just the way it is.