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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30-24 Dawgs - WE RUN THIS STATE

January 7th, 2010
11:26 pm

Tony – do you think the announcement from Smart will come tonight or tomorrow?

Bama grad here

January 7th, 2010
11:27 pm

What if Saban loses this. Couldn’t happen? If someone told you Utah would rout Bama last year would you have believed it. TN one kick from knocking Bama out, Auburn 1:24 from knocking Bama out and lot of other closer than should have been games.

bling bling...

January 7th, 2010
11:27 pm

Vince Young looks like a pimp on the sideline. I guess he wants to show off that money he stole from the Titans…

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
11:27 pm

Tony,

He wanted to know if you had any inside info on Kirby Smart coming to Georgia.

Porty

January 7th, 2010
11:27 pm

Defensive stop? You mean committing pass interference twice and neither being called?

Denver Dog

January 7th, 2010
11:28 pm

Here is a quetion Tony, why doesn’t someone call Musbureger on saying that Smart is an Alabmama Grad, and why is Pete Carrol getting a recruiting advantage by being on Tv as an analyst?

I really haven’t complained about you, but does Texas look as out of synch in peson as they do on the tube?

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
11:28 pm

the refs are goofballs

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
11:28 pm

hmmm…..time for CB to lock down on an INT.

Buckhead Bulldog

January 7th, 2010
11:29 pm

What’s up with the sound?

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
11:30 pm

No, I don’t have any inside information about Kirby Smart. Alabama people are telling me he is staying put. We’ll see.

groundfog

January 7th, 2010
11:30 pm

latecomer here-but are their 2 number 8s for texas? lol

Porty Potty

January 7th, 2010
11:30 pm

Porty

January 7th, 2010
11:27 pm

Defensive stop? You mean committing pass interference twice and neither being called?

Just because the two clowns talking from your TV say it was interference does not make it so. I watched both of their claimed calls in slow motion on DVR and there was no interference…Texas receiver actually pushed off on both. Very clear in slow motion.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
11:31 pm

Bama grad here,

Are you Mike Shula? If so, I was always a big fan of you and your Dad. I think you did a good job of holding down the fort at the Capstone, and if it weren’t for 2 broken legs, you probably could have competed for an NC in 2005.

RTR!!!

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
11:33 pm

Texas is driving

Denver Dog

January 7th, 2010
11:33 pm

The sound problem? It is ABC what can we say!

GTU 91

January 7th, 2010
11:33 pm

Tony – do you feel that any of our backs at GT are capable of replacing Dwyer as the #1 back? I just don’t see Allen or Roddy Jones being a physical back like 24 was.

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
11:34 pm

Shipley making some moves!

Cuz

January 7th, 2010
11:34 pm

Looks like Bama broke a Colt so bad my six year old nephew could ride him.

rmf

January 7th, 2010
11:34 pm

They said earlier on tv that Texas Tech wants to interview Kirby Smart for their HC job — he may not be at either Bama or UGA.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
11:35 pm

Gilbert looks like a decent QB to me…

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
11:35 pm

Nick Saban

January 7th, 2010
11:36 pm

There is something in my throat.

Bama grad here

January 7th, 2010
11:36 pm

TrueCrimson,

Not Shula but I think Bama did not give him enough time. What the hell has Saban done for him to be anointed (sp) King. Anybody that watched this game has reasonable doubt what would have happened had McCoy been in there. Another TD, and two points. Saban is an idiiot regardless of the outcome.

Denver Dog

January 7th, 2010
11:36 pm

I guess Utah is playing now?

Buckhead Bulldog

January 7th, 2010
11:36 pm

Uh-oh….looks like we have a game here fellas.

Kirby Smart

January 7th, 2010
11:36 pm

That wasn’t my fault.

Ginger

January 7th, 2010
11:37 pm

What Gilbert getting some confidence and a little swagger,,

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
11:37 pm

Oh boy!!! This going to get interesting now. Jordan Shipley wide open for 28 yard touchdown pass. Two point conversion good to bring Texas to 24-21….As Munson used to say..NOW WHAT HAPPENS?

This is a gutty performance by Texas

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
11:37 pm

Dawgs may not want Kirby afterall….

'72 Yellow Jacket

January 7th, 2010
11:38 pm

We could’ve beat Texas and Alabama. Where’s the justice!

Keith Ingram

January 7th, 2010
11:38 pm

Why don’t the two idiots announcing this game mention I haven’t been in the game, most of the 2nd half. I got the ‘trophey pose’.

Otto

January 7th, 2010
11:38 pm

Any truth to Kirby being looked at by Tx Tech?

Big Five

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

another kick off. this ought to be interesting

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

You also have to give credit to the Gilbert kid from Texas. He finally found his groove. Magic happened here four years ago with Vince Young. Can it happen again?

groundfog

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

This freshman looks good. The receivers killed him in the first half-dropped td pass-but horrible call at the end to pass it

Ginger

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

Yep…..heard that too…Texas Tech will interview Kirby for HC…..CMR better be looking…who knows with Grantham & Jerry Jones…..DeReuyter from AF & Sal Sunseri Bama linebacker coach would be good to interview

GTU 91

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

Tony, why is that Coach Johnson’s perfect option has averaged 5 points per game on offense for his 2 bowl games at GT? This team is built for scoring in bunches and we have flopped the last 2 postseasons.

Denver Dog

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

Crunch time for sure now, Texas needs to stop, Bama needs to score, or burn it up with a long drive. We will see now, becuase this is the time when champions step up and earn the crown. One of these two will do it!

GatorGrowl

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

Gilbert growing up…… quick???

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

Bama Reeling!!!!!

Otto

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

Tony is giving better coverage and quicker info than the announcers.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
11:40 pm

Bama needs a good, solid drive here to shut this down.

RTR!!!

Tony Barnhart

January 7th, 2010
11:40 pm

Ingram back in the game

Big Five

January 7th, 2010
11:41 pm

first downs-need first downs

Denver Dog

January 7th, 2010
11:41 pm

GTU 91It’s Texas Tide, nobody cares about GT, UGA or anyone e. lse

Flushed my brain

January 7th, 2010
11:41 pm

Flushed out of the pocket

January 7th, 2010
11:39 pm

Bama Reeling!!!!!

Probably not.

TrueCrimson

January 7th, 2010
11:41 pm

YAC YAC YAC!

Big Five

January 7th, 2010
11:41 pm

great move to stay in bounds

Ginger

January 7th, 2010
11:41 pm

Good call….Given it to your bread and butter Ingram

ReptilesRule

January 7th, 2010
11:41 pm

I just flipped the game back on expecting it to be 50-6 and it’s 24-21!!!!!!!! How is Bama not wearing out Texas without Colt McCoy????????? I don’t believe in moral victories, especially those claimed by Tennessee fans, but I might have to make an exception here. Makes you wonder if McCoy had not been injured….