Found November 15, 2013 on Football Nation:
A week ago, Marcus Mariota had the world at his feet and the college football stage to use as his canvas.The redshirt sophomore was supposed to show the world that the Heisman Trophy was his – more so than it needed to be in the hands of Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel or Jameis Winston of FSU or even someone like Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch.But Mariota did not get the memo.Not only did Oregon lose (even with a late attempt at a comeback) college football’s fans and the media saw him have his worst game of the season – at the worst time possible. And oddly enough, the team the Ducks play this week, Utah, is the team that gave Stanford, the team that beat Oregon like a drum, its only loss of the season a few weeks ago.Mariota is still a great quarterback, who may or may not come out for the 2014 NFL Draft. He is still one of three quarterbacks who could be chosen in the top five of the draft. However, the Heisman Trophy is not an award whose ship has sailed.Here is why.Signature m...
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