Travis Kelce, Cincinnati alum, calls out Alabama after CFP semifinal win
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was at AT&T Stadium on Friday to watch Cincinnati and Alabama in the first of the day’s 2 College Football Playoff semifinals.
Before he became arguably the NFL’s top player at his position, the 7-time Pro Bowler was a former 2-star recruit from the Cleveland area that ultimately landed at Cincinnati. In 2012, on a team coached by Butch Jones, he recorded 722 yards and 8 touchdowns before being drafted in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
But the Bearcats couldn’t take down the favored Crimson Tide as they fell 27-6 with both Kelce and teammate Patrick Mahomes in attendance. Despite staying in striking distance for much of the game, the Bearcats offense couldn’t find a way to get themselves into the end zone.
Afterwards, Kelce took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the Tide’s performance.
Let’s be honest tho…. Bama didn’t impress anyone tonight. They played good enough….
— Travis Kelce (@tkelce) January 1, 2022
Friday certainly won’t rank as the best performance of the season for the Tide. But thanks in part to a tremendous effort by Brian Robinson Jr. and a 6-sack day by their defense, they’re moving to the national championship game on Jan. 10.