Let’s talk Bama-Texas

Kickoff is less than 20 minutes away and I’m picking Alabama to beat Texas 24-13. An Alabama victory would give the SEC it’s fourth straight national championship.

I’ll share a few thoughts as the game unfolds. I’ll be interested to read your take on the game .

Let’s start here. I just don’t think Texas is going to be able to block Alabama’s defensive front well enough to give quarterback Colt McCoy any room to operate. Am I wrong?

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TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
8:28 pm

I agree with your logic Tony, but I just hope you aren’t jinxing us… ;-)

Texas is a formidable opponent. The winners of this game will have played some damn fine football.

RTR!!!

Buckhead Bulldog

January 7th, 2010
8:35 pm

All but one of the ESPN/ABC announcers picked the Horns. That is a good sign for the Tide. The announcers know the Tide is gonna Roll so they are trying to keep the audience.

Tide Rolls…38-21

russatl

January 7th, 2010
8:37 pm

This 45 minutes after the announced game time kick off is ABSURD….some of us do have to get up and go to work tomorrow!

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
8:39 pm

Keith Jackson did the coin toss. How cool was that. Jackson lives in nearby Sherman Oaks.

Bama wins the toss.

Buckhead Bulldog

January 7th, 2010
8:42 pm

Whoa Nelly….the best ever!

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
8:45 pm

Bama fakes punt on first possession! Wounded duck is intercepted. What was that? Texas gets ball on Bama 37.

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
8:49 pm

Colt McCoy out of the game. Holding his wrist.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
8:49 pm

Bama’s got to loosen up. They’ll be okay…

RTR!!!

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
8:50 pm

Pretty good first play.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
8:51 pm

… for the Texas QB, I mean.

Island Dawg

January 7th, 2010
8:51 pm

Tony, do you think the Bama coaching staff is rattled by the pressure of the game. I can’t begin to fathom why they would attempt a fake punt in that position in this game.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
8:51 pm

Hope McCoy is okay.

RTR!!!

Joe M

January 7th, 2010
8:51 pm

What a start for Texas! Saban has lost his mind!

Island Dawg

January 7th, 2010
8:53 pm

look out for the fake field goal

Matt

January 7th, 2010
8:53 pm

Is Saban drunk? Taking the kick and running a fake punt had to be part of the gameplan.

TechNerd

January 7th, 2010
8:54 pm

Amazing holding on the edges by Texas not being called..

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
8:54 pm

Alabama holds Texas to a field goal after Longhorns had first and goal at the two-yard line. Alabama looks tight. Too many early mistakes.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
8:55 pm

Island Dawg,

It’s Shock & Awe. They’re shooting for a big play.

The goal-line stand WAS a big play. Now the offense has to get in sync.

RTR!!!

MacGruber

January 7th, 2010
8:57 pm

Wow, what is up with the kickoff coverage???

how2fish

January 7th, 2010
8:58 pm

Hey Tony before the season if over I want to say Thanks….a lot of what you write is not what I want to hear …..but you always tell us what you think….thanks.

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
8:58 pm

Pooch kickoff recovered by Texas. You can’t let that ball hit the ground

Island Dawg

January 7th, 2010
8:58 pm

True Crimson, good luck tonight. Ya need to give your boys a wake up call. Its not going well yet, but its still early. Go SEC.

Dawgy

January 7th, 2010
8:59 pm

The great Julio didn’t want any of that kickoff

MacGruber

January 7th, 2010
8:59 pm

Receivers have to help out with the kid’s confidence

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:00 pm

Bama fortunate to be down only 6-0. Gave them possession on 37 and 30 with two dumb mistakes in the kicking game. Said this morning that special teams would be the X-facotr.

Island Dawg

January 7th, 2010
9:01 pm

Kirby’s doing his thing tonight so far. Mark Richt better get ready to pay up.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:01 pm

Thanks for the good wishes, Island Dawg. Texas has an adrenaline advantage right now, but I don’t think it will hold.

RTR!!!

Dawgy

January 7th, 2010
9:01 pm

Bama playing with a deer in the headlights look right now

BEVO

January 7th, 2010
9:01 pm

we wont need a QB to win this. Any of you homers wanna take a snap?

Buckhead Bulldog

January 7th, 2010
9:02 pm

Blah…….Tide still Rolls

bamadad

January 7th, 2010
9:04 pm

who’d a thunk?

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:04 pm

That’s what I’M talkin’ about — right there!

RTR!!!

BEVO

January 7th, 2010
9:05 pm

they ROLL OVER…..

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:06 pm

Boom Boom Pow!

RTR!!!

Island Dawg

January 7th, 2010
9:06 pm

Muschamp has his guys ampd. Way too much pressure from that line coming in.

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:07 pm

No receivers open for Alabama. Will Muschamp’s defense playing very well

BEVO

January 7th, 2010
9:07 pm

was that another sack?

adawginpa

January 7th, 2010
9:07 pm

Bama QB looks lost

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:08 pm

Texas defense has been impressive. This is a challenge for McElwain. They need to run it down their throats for a while.

OnTap

January 7th, 2010
9:10 pm

Whose Oline isn’t going to be able to block Whose Dline again?

Chipped Tires

January 7th, 2010
9:10 pm

Any word in a DC for UGA ???? Looks like CMR may be outsmarted !!!

Island Dawg

January 7th, 2010
9:11 pm

Good point True. Looks like Bama has called 3 passes for every run so far.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:11 pm

Bama’s settling in now.

RTR!!!

Chipped Tires

January 7th, 2010
9:11 pm

Kirby is now showing up muschump !!!

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:12 pm

Another good series for Alabama defense. Texas will not kick to Javier Arenas

Buckhead Bulldog

January 7th, 2010
9:13 pm

Tide taking over……..watch!

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:13 pm

YAC, YAC, YAC…

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:15 pm

Ju Ju Julio!

RTR!!!

The Clemson Tide

January 7th, 2010
9:15 pm

The Orange Tsunami will roll !!!!

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:16 pm

THAT RIGHT THERE!!!

That’s what I”M talkin’ about!

RTR!!!