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10 years ago today, Texas played in its last national championship and haven't been back since. Would that still be the case had Colt McCoy played?

McCoy injured his right shoulder on UT's opening drive. Mack Brown decided to keep him out, despite McCoy not feeling pain. What would have happened if he returned?

Paul Livengood

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Jan. 7, 2020, marks 10 years since the Texas Longhorns last played for a National Championship and what a impact that game has made on college football since then.

In the 2009 season, Texas was a perennial powerhouse. UT lived in the top 15 in the AP national rankings throughout the mid-to-late 2000s, including their 2005 National Championship winning season

UT handed the torch from Vince Young to Colt McCoy, a seamless transition to stay among the mountaintop of college football, in retrospect. The Longhorns seemed bound for another national title run in 2008 until – you know – Crabtree happened. But we won't talk about that.