Originally Posted by Aaron5604
TX can't tackle, and McCoy should had never taken the chance in running the football around, yeah I made posts on that earlier in this thread.
I figured their defense would be a huge issue; the Big 12 is a passing conference, NOT a running one; #1 in rushing was highly skewed from the get go, w/ M. Ingram being possibly the hardest player this yr. to tackle
The AL coaching staffs are what I'm talking about
: Their decisions seemed lacking, some way more than others.
The Big 12 is just too much of a seven-on-seven conference; it's just not physical enough. That's the reason the SEC has dominated the BCS since its inception - it's a very physical league, as evidenced by Alabama knocking McCoy out of the game within five minutes.
Texas fans have been really annoying today with all of their excuse-making due to McCoy's injury.
You might be able to get away with letting a skinny quarterback run all over the field in the Big 12, but you can't do that against an SEC defense. You're just asking for trouble.
Calling a QB option around the goal line against Alabama's front seven under the line of thinking that "nothing will go wrong" is just retarded. UT's offensive schemes are what got Colt knocked out of the game; utilize your QB as the focal point of your running game at your own peril.
And I do agree that Alabama's coaching staff did a poor job. But so did Texas'.
At half, Alabama just thought they had the game won. They thought, "hey, we're up 24-6 and they can't move the ball on us, so let's just sit on the ball and not risk any mistakes and play into our defense and we will win this thing comfortably." As a result, they went into a complete offensive shell.
And it almost proved costly.
So, in essence, McCoy's injury almost ended up costing Alabama because it allowed them to ease off the gas and alter their game plan.
Would the game had been different had McCoy not gotten knocked out of it?
Would the outcome had been different?
Probably not. Not unless McCoy could also play defense.