So, since you're living in a world of hypotheticals... let's go back to Bradford in the Red River *****ry. Oh wait... then your team never makes it to Pasadena. I know... ouch.
One more thing: Does McCoy usually change his jersey number and play defense as well? Because TWO Alabama running backs went over the 100-yard mark yesterday against that vaunted #1 rushing defense, so... just wondering. Would've been to Texas' advantage to have anything that remotely resembles a running game... you know... just in case.
So, to summarize and conclude:
So, gotta go. Love you.
Alabama: 14 victories, 0 losses - National Champions
Texas: 13 victories, 1 moral victory - Hypothetical-What-If Champions
Rubberring u know the rebuttal will be "the team moral went down when Colt went out and that is why they gave up so many rushing yards." Not because the big boys up front pushed them back and the running backs ran through arm tackles and punished them.
Not to mention, but I will, Julio didn't have any catches, maybe one? However, Julio was putting the CB's on their butts down field opening up sideline running lanes while Ingram and Trent were gashing them down the side lines.
However, I made a mistake when I typed before. I meant to say that If we had gotten that bounce from the fake kick off that Texas completed, we could have taken a drive from Texas by running out more time off the clock. We would have had in on the 40, going toward their defensive goal. So, this, in itself, "HYPOTHETICALLY", could have taken 7pts off the board for Texas due to one less drive. And, since Bama would have been CLOSER to the goal line, they could have ran different plays and probably scored a field goal, at least.
We have to remember, plays that you run with your back to your own goal aren't the same plays which you are afforded when you are standing on your opponents 35 yard line.
And, yes, Colt could not play both sides of the ball. So, anyone saying that Colt would have been 17pts better than Bama would need to look at how Texas's defense got manhandled as well. And, hey, let's not talk about the blown coverage on Shipley's last TD. When's the last time you seen justin woodall blow coverage over the top? So, hey, since we are talking "what ifs", let's take that 7pts off the board as well and call it a field goal instead....lol
So if a majority of our research studies are financed by large corporations, then where does that leave us? Do not take research findings as "gospel".
Hypotheticals are for losers. Take your loss like a man TT.
Do they have the god damn forward pass in Tuscaloosa???
I am gonna watch it again but that was not a dominating win.
A green as **** QB gets them to within a FG and that is dominating?
Sorry but McElwain and Satan went to sleep in the 3td Q. Was like watching Larry Coler again.
If Punt Bama, Punt were so powerful - how in the hell was it that close?
Bottom line: Championship defenses step up when their QBs go down. Everything the Tide did was completely predictable... and Texas couldn't stop the run when it counted. Bama's D made big plays when the outcome was on the line. Should Alabama apologize for the 'Horns not having a complete team? Hell, Bama's special teams did everything they possibly could to give the game away. And did you count the dropped passes by the Texas receivers not wearing #8?
Christ, I can't believe I'm defending the outcome of this game and this season. I never thought of picking Florida apart and coming up with hypotheticals last season... but that's just me, I guess. Was it total domination? No. Bama was flat and mistake-prone on Thursday. But it was a very solid win.
I'd expect some ACCOUNTABILITY on Texas' part, but that's asking for too much obviously.
Phuck it, I'm done. Thanks to those who repped/IM'd their congrats. Had an unbelievably fun time in Pasadena. We took over The 35er Bar on Colorado! Wall-to-wall crimson all day! ROLL TIDE!
Congrats to Bama. Your boys did look a bit flat at times Rub, but good teams find ways to pull it out in the end; and they did.
It was a good win, and people need to stop with they "hypothetical" crap. Bama won; it's in the books; let's move on now.
Until next year gentlemen.
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Tuberville to Texas Tech. Says he's keeping the aerial attack on offense to maintain continuity, but will make changes on defense.
I can't believe Carroll is going to Seattle. This sucks.
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Thought that kid had an arm.
I'll address your post when I watch the game again on 360. In short - yes, Texas had plenty of flaws in that game.
I just object to all this domination talk. Not sure if it went on here - didn't read any post game threads after I posted mine at half time. Have seen a lot on Facebook though.
Either way - enjoy it.
"Sources with knowledge of the situation say the NCAA is in the final stages of what has become a two-sport, department-wide investigation into USC athletics. A source told Yahoo! Sports that Reggie Bush voluntarily met with NCAA investigators last summer to discuss allegations of receiving extra benefits from marketing representatives.
The NCAA is expected to finalize its investigation in the next couple months if not sooner.
Details in the case date back to 2004, when Bush allegedly began receiving cash, clothes, cars, travel and a rent-free home for his mother and stepfather from marketing companies. The case could run through last month’s revelation that Joe McKnight (“the next Reggie Bush”) was driving a SUV registered to an L.A.-area businessman. It also includes agent activity surrounding former basketball star O.J. Mayo that led to the resignation of coach Tim Floyd and the school sanctioning itself last month.
If the NCAA declares Bush retroactively ineligible for the 2004 season, the Bowl Championship Series has said it will consider stripping the Trojans of its lone BCS title during Carroll’s era.
By the end, who knows what will be left."
Ya as much as I hate USC it does suck for them. It sure looks like USCs reign over the Pac 10 is over.