Admittedly, I haven’t been a close follower of the Heisman since Peyton got screwed, but really, is there anything more pointless than the hyper, week-to-week speculation about who’s gonna take home the trophy?
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Agreed. A month ago, Jarvis Jones was a Heisman “front runner.” Not that I am criticizing JJ’s recent play, but this early season Heisman talk is as pointless as pre-season polls.
Two words: Tommy Rees.
Don’t worry, they will always fall back to Barklett (named after a chewing gum) at USC to return miraculously to the fore. Just wait. I haven’t seen anything in two-three weeks, but I’ll bet good money that ESPN will push that elephant all over the internet.
He’ll win three Heismans before it is all over! Even with just two remaining years of eligibility. Honestly, that guy seems lucky sometimes to clear the line of scrimmage with his passes.
What used to be a sort of a big deal is now the Duck/Hype Man Award.
Bullshit reigns. Watch ESPN and see for yourself.
Of course the essence of the above post is that Georgia has not had legitimate candidate since Herschel…were that not true, my attitude might be revised upward.
Knowshon was a legitimate candidate in 2008 until the ‘Bama game but would have been a favorite again in 2009 if he had come back.
Ifs and Buts … a Dawg staple for lo these many years.
Hard to beleive the Heisman still carries this much “prestige” by many. Best player at each position is more significant. Heisman is for the top QB or RB on select teams. The real winner is who gets in the Top 10 NFL draft spots, although that may not be the best player during that year, but those young men are the true winners. And it isn’t the result of a popularity contest, or a marketing campaign.
“I think we’re moving from ‘this could be our year’ to ‘this could be our era.’” — Jon Stinchcomb, The Athletic, 9/7/19
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