Is it just me or is there a pattern here?...Colt McCoy (Heisman finalist / UT BCS NCG appearance), who was a huge part of the offense for Texas, graduates and the next year a more than able backup comes in and Texas bombs and is probably not going to a bowl this year. Tim Tebow (Heisman winner / BCS NCG Winner '06 & '08), who was a huge part of the offense for Florida, graduates and the next year a more than able backup comes in and Florida bombs and is in a low-tier bowl.
Let's try one more...Cam Newton (probably Heisman trophy winner / possibly BCS NCG winner/appearance), who is a huge part of the offense for Auburn, leaves for the NFL and the next year...you get the idea.
During Bama's National Championship run we had a good number of players contributing in a major way.
1.) Maze, Hanks and Upchurch against VT
2.) Cody's blocks against Tennessee
3.) Ingrams One Man Show against USCe / Barron Pick 6
4.) Marquis Johnson & Kareem Jackson against MSU
5.) Richardson/Julio/Upchurch against Auburn
6.) McElroy against Florida
7.) Dareus and Anders against Texas
Also, I posed this to some people at TET yesterday...Both Bo and Cam (two of Auburn's best players in the history of the school) both wanted to go or went to another school(s) before going to Auburn. An Auburn fan said that originally Cam wanted to go to Auburn, but Kodi Burns was there...so he went to Florida??? I'm guessing there was some nobody QB he could easily beat out for a starting spot? And he lied when he said he missed Florida?
Auburn, you are the stepping stone to the NFL for Cam, nothing more.