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Texas Win Would Be Hollywood Ending, But ...

... Alabama's just a better team
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2010 11:27 PM CST
Texas Win Would Be Hollywood Ending, But ...
Texas head coach Mack Brown.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – With the Bowl Championship Series title game set for Thursday night at the Rose Bowl, a Hollywood ending is called for—meaning, Chris Dufresne writes, a Texas victory. After all, it was 4 years ago on that very field that Vince Young showed a young Colt McCoy how to win a national championship, and against the man who beat him out for the Heisman; McCoy’s now the Longhorns’ studly quarterback, and is facing Alabama running back Mark Ingram, the Heisman winner.

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But, Dufresne hedges in the Los Angles Times, “Football games aren’t won with inspiring pre-game speeches or because “wouldn’t it be neat if Colt McCoy won 4 years after Vince Young?” Noting the Crimson Tide’s NFL-like proficiency, melded by former NFL coach Nick Saban, “football games are won when gigantic men and serious coaches implement meticulous plans.” Dufresne concludes: “Let’s say Texas wins but not believe it. Maybe fate can carry the night for Texas. Or maybe it will be Alabama, as a matter of facts.”
(Read more BCS championship stories.)

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