My God, a freshman.
It was part of the famous call by Larry Munson during Herschel Walkers coming out party 32 years ago but it could have been bouncing off the airwaves out of Tuscaloosa as Johnny Manziel danced, dazzled and dominated in Texas A&Ms stunning win over then-No. 1 Alabama.
Consider it the latest chapter in the ever-expanding legend of Johnny Football.
The Aggie leads the nation in total offense (3,794 yards) and the SEC in rushing yards (1,014), touchdowns (15) and points responsible for (19.8 per game) and now boasts a signature win no other player can match. But was it enough to thrust the redshirt freshman into the front of the Heisman Trophy race?
In a word, no.
We Heisman voters are slow to change. It took 53 years for the first wide receiver to win, 66 before a primarily defensive player hoisted the award and 76 until a sophomore broke through.
But a freshman?
It remains one of the final hurdles, and may be the most daunting, for the trophy. Walker w...