WSFA 12 News is teaming with our Raycom sister station KLTV in Tyler, Texas to debate the biggest 11 points entering the BCS Championship game on January 7th...and each day, we will present a new debate point.
WSFA 12 News/Alabama is represented by Sports Director Jeff Shearer. KLTV/Texas is represented by Sports Director Ryan Peterson.
Ryan says... This may be the best defense in Texas history. The Longhorns do everything well. They've pressured the quarterback with 39 sacks this season (5th in the nation), and they create mistakes. Texas is number two in the nation with 39 forced turnovers. The Longhorns lead the nation with 24 interceptions. They can also stop the run with the best run defense in the country, allowing less than two yards per carry. Mark Ingram better be ready.
Jeff says... Will Muschamp is a great defensive coach. Wonder who taught him the ropes? Case closed. Do they even play defense in the Big 12? Ask Tim Tebow who has the best defense in the country? Did you see what Bama did to the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship game? I saw the problems Nebraska caused the Horns in the Big 12 game. So did Nick Saban. You can bet he'll have Rolando McClain, Terrence Cody and Javier Arenas (all first-time All-Americans) prepared to wreak similiar havoc in the Rose Bowl.