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This "what if" scenario has been bothering me the past two years. With the way the offense was rolling at the beginning of the game, do you think we beat them if Mccoy doesn't get hurt? It's amazing how one injury changed the landscape of this program for years to come. Maybe Mack hangs it up if he wins with Colt or if he loses fair and square with him playing.
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I think we do. When Colt went down we had no answer. Our O-line was soft and we couldn't run it. If Colt stays in the game, we would have had a very good shot.
yes, absolutely. we were 3 points down with what, 5 minutes to go in the game and that was with gilbert. had colt not gone down....
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It's impossible to say with any certainty, but a Texas fan would have to think that we would have had a great chance given that the Gilbert-led O had the ball in the 4Q with a chance to drive for the lead. One would think that Colt would not have thrown as many INTs. One would think that Colt would have had a higher completion percentage. We outgained Bama as it was, so it's not unreasonable to think Texas could have won the game with our 5th year Sr, record-setting QB on the field.
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We had a chance to beat them with Gilbert at QB. And Gilbert could not ad lib outside of the play calling as well as McCoy would have been able to.
Impossible to say how it would have played out. However, I think it's silly to whine about the injury when Colt had the most rushing attempts on the entire team that season.
When you run your QB like that, especially when he isn't 6'4" 230+, you are begging for an injury.
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Yes , we had them rattled and back on their heels. Guess we will never know for sure, you play with who you have.
yes, Colt running the offense like he did all year would've given Bama fits all day. Texas shut down the offense for the 1st half after Colt left.
That was one of our best defenses ever, we had it all in place to slow them down and give the D some momentum with a few long sustained drives keeping them off the field and our pass rush fresh.
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I think we would have. We would have had momentum and Colt would have continued to put pressure on the Bama defense. We definatly would not have given up a pick six at the end of the half because we likely would have been up and still rolling. I'm sure Bama would have made some second half adjustments but they likely would have been forced to throw the ball which was not there strong point and our defense was more geared towards stopping the pass at that time.
Alabama's last two teams are more versatile offensively and mentally seasoned than the 2009 team that UT faced.
As for the '09 NC game, we'll never know. Texas fans tend to forget that both of Alabama's RBs gained 100 yards on our defense. Colt was only healthy for the first part of the game, and we're left to fantacize whether our offense could've kept scoring to offset the physical pounding our defense was taking.
Obsessing about this is no more healthy than contemplating might have beens with girls from high school, or in my case, Princess Madeleine. None of it has anything to do with reality.
Yes, I believe we would have won. At a minimum we would have had a better shot at winning. Then Mack probably would've retired and Muschamp would've taken over. Very disturbing to think about.
Since we are playing the what if game. What if Texas wins and Mack retires. Do you think Muschamp would have lasted as the coach for Texas. Texas still would have gone to a pro style offense without the talent.
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