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What is the Heisman?
I know, a ridiculous question, but one that seems to generate different answers depending on whom you ask. But according to the Heisman Trophy Trust website, "The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity."
The word "annually" is the one that tends to trip people up as they often try to sell a player's career body of work when championing them for the Heisman.
Take Stanford coach David Shaw, who earlier this week did a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation on why Andrew Luck should win the Heisman. Yeah, this really happened. In it, Shaw notes Luck's success as a career starter for the Cardinal and also says he's the only quarterback to have beaten both USC and Notre Dame in every game he's played against those schools.
The school also champions that fact in its latest YouTube video promoting Luck for the nation'...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Walter Camp Award, given each year to college football’s Player of the Year as determined by head coaches and sports information directors, has narrowed its list of candidates to five finalists. They are: Robert Griffin III, Baylor Case Keenum, Houston Andrew Luck, Stanford Tyrann Mathieu, LSU Trent Richardson, Alabama It’s no coincidence that almost all…
BIG TUNA SAYS BIG DEAL
Leave it to Bill Parcells to rain on the Andrew Luck Parade. The esteemed NFL savant says that anyone who believes Luck is the consensus number one overall pick does not "know what they're talking about."
It’s been so widely assumed that Andrew Luck will be the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft that a lot of people have forgotten that Luck still has another year of NCAA eligibility and could choose to return to Stanford next season. But Stanford coach David Shaw says he doesn’t see any way…
Our favorite former combo guard “roscoemaynard” checks in with his thought-provoking takes on the Cardinal's run at MSG in New York City last week. Read on to see his thoughts on some of the key players and plays in their split versus Oklahoma State and Syracuse.
Quarterbacks Andrew Luck of Stanford, Robert Griffin III of Baylor and Case Keenum of Houston are among the five finalists for the Walter Camp Foundation player of the year. The other finalists are Alabama running back Trent Richardson and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu. The winner will be announced Dec.
Jim Trotter discusses the viability of young QBs in the NFL:
The question figures to be asked before the 2012 draft, in which Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to be selected No. 1 overall. Luck has been groomed in the ways of the NFL since he arrived on campus, first from former head coach Jim Harbaugh, who played quarterback for 15 seasons in the NFL, and now from offensive...
Part 1: Suck For Luck
Not much movement in the Andrew Luck power rankings this week as the Colts still remain the heavy favourite to land Luck.
1) Indianapolis Colts (0-11)
What this team does well:
Trying to make Dan Orlovsky and Ernie Sims the only two players in NFL history to go 0-16 twice
Trying to hide Suck For Luck by starting Dan Orlovsky...
The Heisman race still remains an open competition as we head into championship game week of the 2011 college football season. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, thought to have had a hold on the award most of the year, is now considered to be right on par with guys like Alabama’s Trent Richardson, USC’s Matt Barkley and Baylor’s…
LaMichael James is an outstanding football player with exceptional talent He has more yards per carry than either Trent Richardson or Montee Ball, but he isn't going to New York this season for the Heisman Trophy Awards ceremony. He won't be a Heisman finalist, barring a gigantic game in the last weekend versus UCLA.
Missing two and a half games, and being held in check...
*Andrew Luck QB, Stanford
*Matt Barkley QB, USC
*Trent Richardson RB, Alabama
*Justin Blackmon WR, Oklahoma State
*Matt Kalil OT, USC
*Riley Reiff OT, Iowa
*Morris Claiborne CB, LSU
*Dre Kirkpatrick CB, Alabama
Quinton Coples DL, North Carolina
*Robert Griffindor III QB, Baylor
Zach Brown OLB, North Carolina
Michael Floyd WR, Notre Dame
*Jonathan Martin OT, Stanford
This looks like it's going to be one of the closes Heisman votes in recent memory. A ton of different players are nabbing votes in the latest Bloguin Heisman Poll, and this thing will come down to the final weekend. Here is my ballot:
1. Robert Griffin III QB Baylor - Griffin did not play a full game this week due to an injury, but he was still sensational and accounted...