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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Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
10:05 pm

SEC Beatdown AGAIN HA HA HA HA Take that sport Pundits… SEC RULES !!!!! 24 – 6

Big Five

January 7th, 2010
10:05 pm

Great call after the time out, Mack

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
10:06 pm

Marcel shouldn’t have thrown the ball… but I don’t blame him.

RTR!!!

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
10:06 pm

Oh my…..Alabama’s Marcell Dareus intercepts a shovel pass and returns it 28 yards for a touchdown. Now this is officially over.

It will be great night for Alabama but tough for college football fans who wanted to see both teams at full strength. Texas relies so much on McCoy. Kind of sad to see a great player go out like this.

LHardingDawg

January 7th, 2010
10:06 pm

Game over. It might not be a late night after all.

Big Five

January 7th, 2010
10:07 pm

Nick said a wirty dord

pigskin

January 7th, 2010
10:08 pm

texas backup 1of 10 for -4 yards with 2 picks. Does this championship win need a asterisk beside it.No way they do this to colt.

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
10:09 pm

Well it still could be a game, but tough hill to climb!

Herbie

January 7th, 2010
10:10 pm

Brent – “please stop calling me Herbie, I’m a grown man, for Pete’s sake”. “With all due respect, maybe you should retire”. ‘It’s painful listening to your commentary during any event anymore”.

Lets get real

January 7th, 2010
10:10 pm

TrueCrimson…. thanks for responding! I asked TONY if he felt like Kirby Smart would be on the UGA sideline next year! Whereas relevance might be claimed, to me it is very relevant if the DEF. Coord. of the soon to be National Champion team is leaving!
The blog just does not seem to be so busy to respond! Maybe I am wrong!

mission complete

January 7th, 2010
10:13 pm

take out Colt as soon as possible and Bamma rolls. Dirty game plan but very effective. no way would bamma look this good with out that shot to the back. sad,sad,sad

DILLIGAF

January 7th, 2010
10:13 pm

Colt’s out, now we can start with all of the “could have been, should have been debate”. That’s a shame because I was certainly looking for dogfight between two closely matched teams. Kind of rings a little hollow.

Suspended SEC Officiating Crew works the Orange Bowl

January 7th, 2010
10:14 pm

………….Don’t mess with ALABAMA.

SpringHillDore

January 7th, 2010
10:14 pm

From his tone in the interview at the half, Saban is pissed that he’s not going to get Texas’ best game with McCoy out.

Suspended SEC Officiating Crew works the Orange Bowl

January 7th, 2010
10:15 pm

Texas equals …….musCHUMPS.

Otto

January 7th, 2010
10:15 pm

Watch the hit on Colt in slowmotion 100% legal upper chest into the shoulder/arm. No helmet in the back at any time.

adawginpa

January 7th, 2010
10:15 pm

I agree Spring Hill

D.Ellis

January 7th, 2010
10:16 pm

In my squares pool at work i have Bama 1 and Texas 6. PLEase bama score a td…..casue we all know Texas won’t score!

Felt bad for my brother……he had Bama 7 and Texas 6…..then the shovel pass came ahhahahhah

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
10:16 pm

If you can’t take a clean hard hit in college football; why play?

Geees…

south

January 7th, 2010
10:16 pm

Let’s get real- we will know soon enough I think, probably early next week if not sooner.

Tony may have another take, but I think Richt certainly has made a play for Smart

SpringHillDore

January 7th, 2010
10:16 pm

Ingram at 90 yards in the 1’st half………..amazing!

uga_alum_93

January 7th, 2010
10:17 pm

It is amazing how stupid successful coaches look sometimes. Why didn’t Texas just take to the half and kneel on the ball. That shovel pass killed their chances.

Suspended SEC Officiating Crew works the Orange Bowl

January 7th, 2010
10:17 pm

All those ESPN punks picked Texas except for Desmond Howard.

south

January 7th, 2010
10:18 pm

Otto- agree, nothing wrong with the hit

This is tackle football, right?

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
10:18 pm

take note CMR….. You wasted 4 years by backing your college buddy at UGA…. Thats the real shame…..

Jimbo

January 7th, 2010
10:19 pm

Game over. Time to find something more interesting to watch. Yawn.

Go DOGS

January 7th, 2010
10:19 pm

mission complete=lets drink: Give it a rest…go pull the panties that Iowa shoved down your throat, and quit be such an ACC pudding.

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
10:20 pm

That shuv pass was a “bonehead” play!

south

January 7th, 2010
10:20 pm

now you know why coaches usually always take a knee before half

I seem to remember Ohio St. making the same mistake against FLA IN 2006

Otto

January 7th, 2010
10:20 pm

CMR does not recruit OL like Bama to run down hill like this. The offense needs to be fixed as bad as the defense. When was the last time UGA ran 6-7 min off the clock in a drive to ice the game like Bama did with Auburn or to open the game like Bama did each half with UF.

jimbob

January 7th, 2010
10:21 pm

The hit against Colt looked like a normal clean hit. Not like certain SEC teams that can only win by waiting for the whistle and then trying to break the joints of the opposing QB.

BS Patrol

January 7th, 2010
10:21 pm

Run Forrest, Run! . Let’s face it. Texas would be a mid-level ACC team.

Lets get real

January 7th, 2010
10:21 pm

South… thanks! I really think Tony has a take and would like to know it! Surely, CMR would go after him big time! Maybe Tony will decide to respond! I can always wish!

SpringHillDore

January 7th, 2010
10:22 pm

Muschamp and Applewhite did a number on Alabama the 1’st quarter, almost like they had a Bama headset on. Texas’ defense is tired. Bama is going to get a quick three and out to open the second half, then it’s going to get ugly.

Tony

January 7th, 2010
10:22 pm

Here we go. You and your outs. Yes, McCoy is Texas but you don’t need to bring it up as one of your typical excuses. We can see it. Makes you look like the poor gamesman we have long believe you are.

DILLIGAF

January 7th, 2010
10:22 pm

Flushed out of the pocket:

“take note CMR….. You wasted 4 years by backing your college buddy at UGA…. Thats the real shame…..”

Really? UGA spanked an undefeated team in the Sugar Bowl two years ago and finished the season # 2 in the country. that’s a waste?

south

January 7th, 2010
10:23 pm

looks TX flag girl broke a nail – she’ll be re-evaluated at band camp

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
10:23 pm

good point otto ! defense is only half of CMR’s woes !

south

January 7th, 2010
10:26 pm

Otto – that would be GA Tech game

Otto

January 7th, 2010
10:26 pm

2 year ago bobo also blew a game to S Car. with bubble screens and a play action pass called o to many times. Stafford sacked with the ball on his hip? Bobo stuck with the conservative running game against UT and later admitted it was a mistake.

Big 12....ha

January 7th, 2010
10:26 pm

Big 12 is 2-3 (2-4 in about 1.5 hours) in BCS NC games. OU is 2 of those. Who is the other? Oh yeah. Nebraska got their arse handed two them by Miami, after CO did the same, but worse.

Coach O

January 7th, 2010
10:26 pm

BS, BS Patrol.

Texas is a premiere team even with their new QB in. He’s the starter next year. What will their excuse be then?

Asheville Dawg

January 7th, 2010
10:28 pm

Another dominating SEC performance.

Suspended SEC Officiating Crew works the Orange Bowl

January 7th, 2010
10:28 pm

SURE BEATS THAT TACKY SHREVEPORT BOWL GAME

cv

January 7th, 2010
10:29 pm

this game looks pretty much over. without a way to match bama’s scoring the texas defense is just going to wear down even more. this is a blowout in the making. unfortunately the loss of mccoy will taint the win by bama. too bad because i think bama would have won against a full strength texas. now well never know.

Fix my email account, ya $40k/year geek!

January 7th, 2010
10:29 pm

jimbob: Boo hoo! Go cry to someone who cares.

Otto

January 7th, 2010
10:30 pm

south, One game against a DL that was chewed up by Iowa? It has not been done more than a handful of times since DJ was QB. Surf over to ESPN pull up the Box Score and the possesion charts.

ReptilesRule

January 7th, 2010
10:30 pm

What a letdown this game has become!! Sad, because I was getting all pumped up today to watch the SEC win another crown but damn this isn’t even a real game with McCoy out and a true freshman for Texas in who is understandably totally out of his element. That sound you heard at halftime was 75% of the viewing audience either turning the game off or changing the channel like I just did… Enjoy the rest of the game (if you want to call it that) Bama fans ’cause you’re probably the only ones watching…

Alphare

January 7th, 2010
10:31 pm

I was asking a BAMA reporter who will play QB for BAMA if Greg M is out. Now it turns out McCoy is out. I feel really bad for Texas no matter how much I want BAMA to win.

Otto

January 7th, 2010
10:31 pm

South, Miss St also killed that GT DL but lost the game on mistakes.