How big a margin would the Horns have won by if superhuman Colt McCoy had managed to stay in the game? One can only guess. UT would probably have made Yates High look like the Marquess of Queensberry.
We're guessing that's what we're going to hear from Horn fans, at any rate.
UT's defense was stout; on the other hand, Bama coach Nick Saban went ultra-conservative for much of the game, one of more than a few odd decisions by the reputed genius.
At the Tavern on Waugh, all the UT fans stayed until the bitter end.
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"It would have been totally different if the freshman quarterback didn't have to play," said Horn fan Pat Shanley. "It totally changed the strategy."