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McCoy goes down, so does UT

Friday, January 8th, 2010

So, Alabama won, but they did not look as prepared as I’d expected them to – plenty of mistakes, including standing around on a pooch kickoff & letting UT recover.  The fake punt early on was dumb, and even if they’d have connected on that pass, it wasn’t past the first-down marker — UT would’ve taken over on downs, as their defender was right there (who ultimately broke up the play).  Now, that said, people claiming that UT “almost pulled it off” with their backup quarterback, and “imagine what would’ve happened with McCoy in the game!” are missing an obvious point:  Alabama’s strategy in the 2nd half, including settling for consistent 2 and 3 yard rushing losses time after time in the 3rd quarter, was dictated by Alabama’s lead and McCoy riding the pine w/ a dead arm.  Alabama didn’t throw the ball until they had to because Texas had managed to get back in the game with almost all of the time of possession.  And, when they did, Alabama slammed the door shut.  I’m still trying to figure out how winning 37-21 is “almost losing”, but such is the delusion among a disappointed Horn Nation.