Down 31-0 at halftime in the Valero Alamo Bowl, quarterback Bram Kohlhausen was in danger of being replaced.
It would have been a sad ending to Kohlhausen’s TCU career. The fifth-year senior had been the backup all season behind star quarterback Trevone Boykin. Kohlhausen’s father also died in November after a battle with cancer.
Of course, Kohlhausen stayed in the game and led the Frogs to a triple overtime thriller and one of the most improbable comebacks in Bowl history.
No one could have written a better script. Apparently, Disney agrees.
After Kohlhausen’s MVP performance in the Alamo Bowl, Disney contacted TCU about Kohlhausen’s story. But Mark Cohen, TCU’s director of athletics media relations, said Kohlhausen’s main focus right now is graduating in May.
WFAA/Channel 8 first reported that Disney had been in contact with TCU. Cohen said Disney reached out to Chris Del Conte, TCU’s director of intercollegiate athletics, about putting Kohlhausen’s story on the big screen.
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While the prospects could be exciting, Cohen said the movie proposal would not be considered until Kohlhausen has his degree in hand.
“Even then, we will look to see if it’s the right thing to do,” Cohen said. “Nothing is set in stone by any means. It’s just a preliminary inquiry.”
Movie or not, Kohlhausen’s Alamo Bowl performance will likely go down as one of the all-time greats in TCU lore.