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2010 BCS NCG - Texas vs Alabama

  • TX9R
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Who ya got? Of course I'm picking Texas and here's why:
Bama is built to run and stop the run, UT doesn't try to run and stops the run better than anyone. Bama has not faced a passing offense this good, Cody is more a guy who you just can't move, but he's no pass rusher, his effect is over played. No one seems to be talking about the QB experience factor, McCoy has played in and won 3 bowl games, McElroy has not and the last time the rest of the team played a bowl they got smoked. Much like the Saints when they blew out NE, I think Bama put so much in to beating FLA they will have a let down the next game and be a little overconfident. Also been little mention that both Muschamp and Applewhite previously coached under Saban and should know him better than most. Anyway

Texas 27-17
Originally posted by TX9R:
Who ya got? Of course I'm picking Texas and here's why:
Bama is built to run and stop the run, UT doesn't try to run and stops the run better than anyone. Bama has not faced a passing offense this good, Cody is more a guy who you just can't move, but he's no pass rusher, his effect is over played. No one seems to be talking about the QB experience factor, McCoy has played in and won 3 bowl games, McElroy has not and the last time the rest of the team played a bowl they got smoked. Much like the Saints when they blew out NE, I think Bama put so much in to beating FLA they will have a let down the next game and be a little overconfident. Also been little mention that both Muschamp and Applewhite previously coached under Saban and should know him better than most. Anyway

Texas 27-17

Almost no mention of that, which is kind of significant. Of course, I agree with you.

Texas 17-10.
Texas has played a super soft schedule and has struggled vs good defensive teams (IE: Nebraska & Oklahoma).
They should have lost to Nebraska if not for a replay that put 1 second back on the clock.
Alabama is the more complete team.
McCoy has looked off this year.
Give me Bama 27-13.
It bears repeating: it's all about matchups. Florida scared me more than Alabama.
Originally posted by dobophile:
It bears repeating: it's all about matchups. Florida scared me more than Alabama.

Speaking of match-ups.
Saban>Brown
Originally posted by TX9R:
Who ya got? Of course I'm picking Texas and here's why:
Bama is built to run and stop the run, UT doesn't try to run and stops the run better than anyone. Bama has not faced a passing offense this good, Cody is more a guy who you just can't move, but he's no pass rusher, his effect is over played. No one seems to be talking about the QB experience factor, McCoy has played in and won 3 bowl games, McElroy has not and the last time the rest of the team played a bowl they got smoked. Much like the Saints when they blew out NE, I think Bama put so much in to beating FLA they will have a let down the next game and be a little overconfident. Also been little mention that both Muschamp and Applewhite previously coached under Saban and should know him better than most. Anyway

Texas 27-17

John Parker Wilson was the QB last time this team played in a bowl game.
  • TX9R
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Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by dobophile:
It bears repeating: it's all about matchups. Florida scared me more than Alabama.

Speaking of match-ups.
Saban>Brown

Mack Brown 1-0 vs. Saban

Also 1-0 vs. Pete Carroll
4-0 vs. Les Miles
2-1 vs. Jim Tressel

All national championship coaches. Personally I wanted to play Florida so Texas could claim a victory off every BCS champ. Mack has never been blown out the way Alabama was last year in a bowl game.
Originally posted by TX9R:
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by dobophile:
It bears repeating: it's all about matchups. Florida scared me more than Alabama.

Speaking of match-ups.
Saban>Brown

Mack Brown 1-0 vs. Saban

Also 1-0 vs. Pete Carroll
4-0 vs. Les Miles
2-1 vs. Jim Tressel

All national championship coaches. Personally I wanted to play Florida so Texas could claim a victory off every BCS champ. Mack has never been blown out the way Alabama was last year in a bowl game.

Les Miles and Tressel are extremely overrated.
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by TX9R:
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by dobophile:
It bears repeating: it's all about matchups. Florida scared me more than Alabama.

Speaking of match-ups.
Saban>Brown

Mack Brown 1-0 vs. Saban

Also 1-0 vs. Pete Carroll
4-0 vs. Les Miles
2-1 vs. Jim Tressel

All national championship coaches. Personally I wanted to play Florida so Texas could claim a victory off every BCS champ. Mack has never been blown out the way Alabama was last year in a bowl game.

Les Miles and Tressel are extremely overrated.

1-0 against Saban.
Remind me, what positions do Saban and Brown play?

As far as I'm concerned, both coaching staffs are highly professional. Could there be a coaching snafu that affects the outcome? Sure, there could be. But this game will mostly be decided by the matchups on the field.
Originally posted by dobophile:
Remind me, what positions do Saban and Brown play?

As far as I'm concerned, both coaching staffs are highly professional. Could there be a coaching snafu that affects the outcome? Sure, there could be. But this game will mostly be decided by the matchups on the field.

Saban plays the douche.
'Bama 37-10
'Bama 24-17.

I'm going for Texas though.
  • TX9R
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One more day! I hope this isn't the snooze-fest most of the bowls have been this season. Funny that Bowling Green/ Idaho was far and away the best game.
I can't stand Mack Brown!!!!

/Cal Bears fan speaking