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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Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:16 pm

First quarter ends with Bama on UT three yard line. Looks like Alabama is settling down and playing power football. Still no Colt McCoy. Gone to locker room

The Clemson Tide

January 7th, 2010
9:17 pm

Next play will be a sack…. bank on it !

Island Dawg

January 7th, 2010
9:18 pm

ingram appears to have great vision. Its not so obvious during the play but when they run the replay in slowmo, he seems able to pick the right holes and then he’s looking down to jump over the defender’s hands as they try to trip him up.

Lets get real

January 7th, 2010
9:18 pm

Tony… will Kirby Smart be on the UGA sideline next year?

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:19 pm

Via Pat Forde: ESPN Radio says McCoy has pads off and is “emotional”

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:19 pm

Bama can’t run some fancy finesse offense against Muschamp’s defense. He’s good. He’s very good. Longhorns have some of the best athletes in the nation, as well. Bama’s got to man-up and play some old-fashioned smash-mouth football to win this game.

RTR!!!

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:21 pm

Only Kirby knows where he’ll be next year. He’ll do well wherever he goes. I hope he stays a while longer.

Bama leads.

RTR!!!

The Clemson Tide

January 7th, 2010
9:22 pm

Gee I was wrong a TD. Oh well CMR better GET SMART….

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:22 pm

Bama drives 57 yards on seven plays to take a 7-6 lead. If McCoy is done, and it looks that way, I don’t see how Texas recovers.

2007 was an illusion (Football & Basketball)

January 7th, 2010
9:23 pm

Bammer fired up now !

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:24 pm

There are rumors that Texas Tech wants Kirby as HC.

2007 was an illusion (Football & Basketball)

January 7th, 2010
9:24 pm

Too bad for Colt and Texas. Now the excuses will fly……

south

January 7th, 2010
9:25 pm

bama smells blood

Charlie Strong

January 7th, 2010
9:25 pm

I know defense too !

Chipped Tires

January 7th, 2010
9:26 pm

Gilbert hurt too…..

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
9:27 pm

Game is on! Bama walk in TD! Wonder if Colt is getting some steroid pops, before that shoulder tightens up!

Who cares who win

January 7th, 2010
9:27 pm

Who cares who wins? The Alabama fans make me sick , the way they worship Sabin and sports while their state is a southern laughing stock. Whats up with that? Get a life people!!

Chipped Tires

January 7th, 2010
9:28 pm

Bama has an aggressive D …..

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:28 pm

If Bama gets a touchdown here, it’s over. Texas will have to start throwing.

ReptilesRule

January 7th, 2010
9:29 pm

No shot without Colt,

Chipped Tires

January 7th, 2010
9:29 pm

Colt is Toast

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
9:30 pm

this game could be OVA !!!

south

January 7th, 2010
9:31 pm

I can’t believe Colt is going to stay out with a bum shoulder…SUCK IT UP!!

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
9:31 pm

Another SACKKKKKKK

Otto

January 7th, 2010
9:31 pm

Is Colt out? he came out of the locker room without pads but not in street cloths.

Muschamp’s defense is not out yet.

Advice to Tony

January 7th, 2010
9:31 pm

Next time your blogging live, tell your colleagues Jeff and Mark to refer readers over here.

By the way, you know you’ve reached near mythic status in some parts for giving the people the head’s up on the Appalachian State-Michigan game at the Big House.

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
9:31 pm

Still a game…..

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:32 pm

Big stop by the Texas defense.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:33 pm

Who cares who win,

Sorry that you’re not feeling well. I don’t worship football coaches and I’m quite proud of the State of Alabama. What’s up with you? Get a clue dude.

RTR!!!

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
9:33 pm

whats the halftime performance ?

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
9:35 pm

Colt’s dad summoned to the Texas locker room…

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
9:36 pm

The Clemson Tide

January 7th, 2010
9:36 pm

its a shame that colt is not in the game

Otto

January 7th, 2010
9:36 pm

Bama was raising the status of the South by winning Rose Bowls long before Saban. Oklohoma developed a powerhouse football team for the same reason.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:37 pm

Looks like Rolando is feeling better.

RTR!!!

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
9:39 pm

Well I love college football. GMAC Bowl was good last night.

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
9:39 pm

Boy if UGA gets Smart it would be huge and probably the best thing CMR has done in a while.

Big Five

January 7th, 2010
9:39 pm

Hey Nick, run the ball. Your killin em

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:40 pm

It was quite a game, wasn’t it. Double OT.

lets drink

January 7th, 2010
9:40 pm

funny how spearing a QB in the back can change a game. I don’t care how we win just win.

south

January 7th, 2010
9:40 pm

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
9:41 pm

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:41 pm

THAT RIGHT THERE!!!

RTR!!!

adawginpa

January 7th, 2010
9:41 pm

wow this could get ugly fast

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:42 pm

Wow! Trent Richardson looked like he was shot out of a cannon!!! 49 yards for a touchdown. Bama takes 14-6 lead.

How does Texas score points without Colt McCoy?

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
9:42 pm

Gone in 7 seconds!

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
9:42 pm

Muschamp or Smart ? You Choose….

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
9:43 pm

Just told us McCoy has a right shoulder injury and it will be re-evaluated at halftime. I don’t think he’s coming back and by halftime it may be too late

south

January 7th, 2010
9:43 pm

I’d like to hear what the injury is to Colt to keep him out of the NC game.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
9:44 pm

Ingram – Richardson – Upchurch…

Boom – Boom – Pow!

RTR!!!