I always remember Super Bowl XXV when the Giants won with back-up QB Jeff Hostetler, who had to start with two regular season games left after Phil Simms got injured. Of course that game will be remembered for Scott Norwood missing a FG for Buffalo at the end, which would have won the game. But it also shows the importance of a team still winning without their primary weapons.
To me asterisks belong when something illegal happened. They used steroids, the ref was running bets on the game. But I have no doubt there are many Texas fans who think otherwise.
The thing with Alabama is they are not losing many of their star players next year. We could very well repeat. Ingram could also repeat with the Heisman. Plus, Florida will be in trouble without Touchdown Jesus.