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As Jason White once told me, everywhere you go after receiving the Heisman Trophy, it follows you. You're always, the 2003 recipient said, introduced as a Heisman winner.
Its a fraternity with a lineage that includes Davey OBrien, Doak Walker and Roger Staubach. It includes Archie Griffin and Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson.
Call it an overblown beauty pageant or part of the hype machine, but its still heady stuff. No one can deny that the Heisman Trophy is an American icon.
So what goes into voting for the award? A wild campaign in which weve seen the favorite role switch from Matt Barkley to Geno Smith, Collin Klein and then Johnny Manziel, has been whittled down to three finalists. Heres how I stacked up Manziel, Collin Klein and Manti Teo -- all of whom comprised my ballot and why I voted the way I did.
QB Collin Klein, Kansas State, Sr.
Stats: 180-of-272 passing for 2,490 yards, 15 TDs and seven INTs; 194 rushes for 890 yards and 22 TDs
Why Klein: As th...
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Not sure what to think about this Manti Te'o music video. It was released by Notre Dame’s athletic department, and it features Pat McKillen singing "Te'O" The main verse says “Offense come and they wanna go home.” Honestly, it sounds really good, and this Pat guy is pretty legit. I've never hated Notre Dame, and definitely haven't ever loved them...
Tailgater Top 25 Rankings, Week 14
With the final week of the season complete and the bowls set, the debating can begin in earnest. What BCS flaws have been or will be exposed this year? Who was snubbed? Which team got more than it deserved? One thing that is hard to debate is the title matchup itself.
Notre Dame is the nation’s only eligible undefeated team. Their...
Most shocking news of the day.
Bret Bielema leaves Wisconsin for Arkansas. (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Ted Glover ponders what it means for the Big Ten that Bielema defects from the conference's Rose Bowl representative for an SEC school still recovering from Petrinopalooza. (Off Tackle Empire)
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won the Lombardi Award on Wednesday as college football's
best lineman or linebacker.
Te'o, also a Heisman Trophy finalist, had 103 tackles and seven interceptions this year to help the undefeated Fighting Irish reach the BCS championship game against Alabama.
Te'o edged Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones, Georgia linebacker...
Manti Te'o wins the 2012 Butkus Award, for college football at least. Jaylon Smith won the high school version.
— Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals) December 3, 2012
Notre Dame is making a push to become a defensive powerhouse for a long, long time.
Manti Te'o strengthens his case as being one of the greatest Notre Dame players in history, as he wins another award- this time it's the Lombardi Award.
Let's take count of Manti's major honors thus far:
JUST GIVE THIS MAN THE HEISMAN Y'ALL!!!
As if it really matters anymore to Irish...
Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Image (Guest post written by Jake Simons) For several months leading up to the season, the Heisman trophy was Matt Barkley’s to lose … then he played Stanford… A new stallion took over when Geno Smith put up video game-esque numbers … the clear-cut Heisman leader then lost 5 straight games. Collin The post Manti vs. Manziel appeared first on No Coast Bias.
Now that the season is wrapped up, we have a clear picture of the Heisman race and all polls lead to Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel becoming the first freshman, true or redshirt, to ever win the Trophy. It is not too surprising since Johnny Football has taken the nation by storm over recent weeks. There were just three finalists invited to New York for the Heisman ceremony: Collin...