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Winston suspended

Defending Heisman winner Jameis Winston was suspended for the first half of Florida State’s upcoming game against Clemson after the Seminoles quarterback allegedly shouted an obscenity into a microphone on campus. You can pretty much wave bye-bye to Winston’s Heisman hopes at this point. Winning that second Heisman was always going to be an uphill […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota remains atop HeismanPundit Straw Poll

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota continued to hold a comfortable lead in HeismanPundit.com’s latest Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday (Sept. 16). Mariota captured six out of 10 possible first-place votes from the panel of Heisman voters to remain atop the survey for the second week in a row (and the third time in four weeks). […]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the Heisman dark horses?

With the third week of the 2014 season now in the books, the Heisman race is starting to take shape. However, we’ve seen some late-breaking runs at the Heisman in recent years, which means there could be some candidacies out there that are still in the percolating stage. Here are a four to keep an eye […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The HP Heisman Watch, Week 3

Here is the week 3 edition of the 2014 HP Heisman Watch. After taking into account the games played so far, these are the players who have the best chance of actually winning the Heisman. This is not a prediction of the final order of the race, nor is it an endorsement of who would or should win if […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The College Football Experience Podcast: Episode 7.

Kent Brown & HeismanPundit Jr. wrap up week two’s biggest games & look ahead to week three’s top matchups.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Round Up

Here’s the latest on what media are saying about the Heisman Trophy — Taysom Hill and Everett Golson are on the rise according to USA Today. Marcus Mariota leads the Orlando Sentinel’s Heisman Watch. And Sports Ilustrated’s. Mariota gets two of three first-place votes from Heisman voters at the Columbus Dispatch. A question about Kevlin Taylor […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariota retakes lead in Heisman Straw Poll

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has recaptured the lead in HeismanPundit.com’s latest Heisman Straw Poll following his 318-yard, 3-TD performance in the Ducks’ 46-27 victory over No. 7 Michigan State this past Saturday. The weekly survey of Heisman voters from around the country gave Mariota 7 out of 10 first-place votes and 24 total points, which […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The HP Heisman Watch, Week Two

Here is the week 2 edition of the 2014 HP Heisman Watch. After taking into account the games played so far, these are the players who have the best chance of actually winning the Heisman. This is not a prediction of the final order of the race, nor is it an endorsement of who would or should win if […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU paid a heavy price when it beat Citadel

Clemson will visit Florida State on September 20, and the most important thing that the Seminoles had to do last Saturday against The Citadel was to make sure that their players would be in full health after the game, but price per head agents saw that this didn’t seem to work. FSU beat the Bulldogs, […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariota’s first Heisman test

The rash of late-breaking Heisman winners in recent years can be partially blamed on the dearth of high profile September matchups in college football. Heisman voters need information on how players perform against quality opponents and, lately, that data hasn’t reached a critical mass until rivalry week or the conference championship games. But this Saturday’s game between...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 2 Heisman Watch

Here is the week 2 edition of the 2013 Heismanpundit Heisman Watch. After taking into account the games played so far, these are the players who have the best chance of actually winning the Heisman. This is not a prediction of the final order of the race. 1. Braxton Miller, Jr., QB, Ohio State – Miller threw for 178 […]
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Tajh Boyd this year’s Super Quarterback?

The last six seasons have revealed a pretty unmistakeable trend when it comes to the Heisman Trophy. Namely, the award is being dominated by what I call the “Super Quarterbacks.”  These quarterbacks — all of them operating in some variation of the spread offense — are piling up yards and touchdowns at an unprecedented rate. […]
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Thursday Night Heisman Recap

The season’s first night opened up with Jadeveon Clowney gasping for air and ended with Derek Carr and Fresno State walking away with a thrilling overtime victory over Rutgers. The recap: – Everyone anticipated seeing Clowney work his magic against the Tar Heels. “I can’t be the only one hoping South Carolina wins the toss […]
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The Clowney Project

For the most part, I try to stay away from proselytizing on behalf of Heisman candidates. In generally, I try to be laudatory of the special talents of each of the players competing for this coveted trophy. If I’ve ever come across as poo-pooing a candidacy, it’s usually because I am trying to provide a […]
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

HP on Dan Patrick

Here’s the the clip of my appearance on The Dan Patrick Show this morning.
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

25 breakout stars for 2013

The following players aren’t being talked about too much right now, but by season’s end they will be: Deion Belue, CB, Alabama – As if Bama needed another breakout star, right?  Belue has first round talent and should come into his own this season for the Tide. Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State – At 6-4, […]
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Week One Picks

Time to reveal my plays of the week. These are the 10 games I would bet on if I were a degenerate gambler. For those who don’t know already, the first team listed is my pick, unless it’s an over/under selection. Odds provided by DocSports. If I were you, I’d bet on these games. You […]
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel tops HeismanPundit.com’s 2013 preseason Heisman Straw Poll

Texas A&M sophomore Johnny Manziel might be at odds with the NCAA, but he’s still in good standing with Heisman voters. The returning Heisman winner starts the 2013 season right where he left off the last one: atop the HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll. This year’s preseason version of the weekly survey saw the Aggies quarterback […]
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 1 Heisman Preview

At look at the games from week one that will play a part (however small) in determining the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner…. Thursday North Carolina at South Carolina (6 p.m. ET, ESPN) A lot of fans who know Jadeveon Clowney primarily from the hit he made in last year’s Outback Bowl will finally get a […]
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

HP’s 2013 preseason top 10 teams

1. Alabama 2. Stanford 3. Oregon 4. Texas A&M 5. Ohio State 6. Georgia 7. Oklahoma 8. Texas 9. Clemson 10. Northwestern On the cusp: Michigan, South Carolina, LSU, Louisville, Nebraska
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The annual ‘Heisman campaigns aren’t needed anymore’ article

Every year, there is an article written about how we don’t need Heisman campaigns anymore. This year, it comes courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. As usual, it quotes the wrong people, asks the wrong questions and comes to the wrong conclusions. Let’s just look at this one graph, as an example: The downfall of […]
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Dri Archer Campaign

I’m not sure how this slipped by me, but Kent State is doing a nifty Heisman campaign on behalf of running back Dri Archer. It’s a comic strip drawn by Chuck Ayers, a Kent State alum known for illustrating the “Funky Winkerbean” and “Crankshaft” cartoons. Definitely one of the more creative campaigns to come around in […]
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Deep and Recruiting Class Evaluation: Oklahoma Sooners

Continuing my summer homework, here’s the next deep dive into a two deep and recruiting class, this time Oklahoma’s. You can see Alabama’s, LSU’s, Texas A&M’s, Oregon’s and Stanford’s evals here, here, here, here and here. Again, let’s get a few things in order before you read these evals. It’s very important to read this if you want to understand […]
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The 2013 HeismanPundit preseason Heisman Watch

The 2013 preseason is finally upon us. Training camps are underway. The first top 25 poll has been released. Every outlet imaginable has put out a preseason All-American team. All that’s left to speculate on is the race for the most prestigious award in sports. As with almost everything else in college football, the procedure for […]
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Why can’t we have an honest discussion about defensive players and the Heisman?

I’ve documented for years on this site why pure defensive players can’t win the Heisman. That’s not the same as not wanting a defender to win, but merely a recognition of the realities of football and the Heisman selection process. I look at the race as it is, not how I wish it would be. […]
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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