They never recovered from this.....
I would rate the Miami lsu peach bowl in 05 blowout loss more devastating, crippling blow to our program
Even after that Alabama loss we still played in 2 national championships which easily coulda be 3 in a row in 2000 if not for the bcs computers
Plus in 05 we had just beaten vatech, top 5 defense and were ranked 3rd behind USC and Texas
I remember gameday being at USC after Miami had beaten vatech on the road and USC fans were screaming for Miami USC at the rose bowl, even over a Vince young led undefeated Texas team that went on to eventually win
Then we lost to ga tech k!lling our bcs hope and the disaster at lsu happened and since then we haven't been sh*t