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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

The Round Up

It’s been a while since we’ve had a round up of the stories being written on the Heisman out there. So let’s get going with our first one of the preseason: Here’s a Q & A with 1991 Heisman winner Desmond Howard. Herschel Walker and Billy Cannon talk about when they first learned about the […]
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Chuckie Keeton’s Heisman campaign is underway, too

We saw what Northern Illinois did for Jordan Lynch and now Utah State has started a Heisman campaign for its talented quarterback, Chuckie Keeton. The Aggies took a page from the playbook of Baylor’s 2011 Heisman campaign and sent out an autographed player trading card of Keeton in the mail yesterday: I thought the RG3 […]
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Deep and Recruiting Class Evaluation: Stanford Cardinal

Continuing my summer homework, here’s the next deep dive into a two deep and recruiting class, this time Stanford’s. You can see Alabama’s, LSU’s, Texas A&M’s and Oregon’s evals 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 where […]
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Jordan Lynch Heisman campaign is underway

Got this nifty package in the mail last week. “Lunch with Lynch” it says in the placard that came with it, courtesy of the Northern Illinois media relations department. They also explain further: “What does a lunch bag have to do with a Heisman Trophy campaign? Nothing, unless it reminds you to keep up with […]
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Two-Deep and Recruiting Class Evaluation: Oregon Ducks

Continuing my summer homework, here’s the next deep dive into a two deep and recruiting class, this time  Oregon’s. You can see Alabama’s, LSU’s and Texas A&M’s evals 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 where I’m […]
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Two-Deep and Recruiting Class Evaluation: LSU Tigers

Continuing my summer homework, here’s the next deep dive into a two deep and recruiting class, this time  LSU’s. You can see Alabama’s and Texas A&M’s evals 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 where […]
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney and the Heisman: A primer

It’s August and that means Heisman chatter can now begin in earnest. One of the names being circulated as a candidate is South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The junior All-American had 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss last season on his way to finishing sixth in the Heisman vote. He is everyone’s pick […]
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Two-deep and recruiting class evaluation: Texas A&M Aggies

Continuing my summer homework, here’s the next deep dive into a two deep and recruiting class, this time Texas A&M’s. Since the Aggies and Alabama play each other early, this eval pairs well with that of Alabama’s down below. Again, let’s get a few things in order before you read these evals. It’s very important [...]
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Two-deep and recruiting class evaluation: Alabama Crimson Tide

As part of my summer homework, I’ve decided to take a deep dive into the two deeps and recruiting classes of as many teams as possible. It is a time consuming process, requiring a lot of film study, but I hope to have most of the BCS conferences fully evaluated by the season’s start. The [...]
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

HP Fantasy Challenge?

I don’t know how many of you remember the HP Fantasy Challenge. We didn’t do it last year, but who out there is interested in having me run it again? For those who don’t know, it’s a fantasy football game based on the Heisman. Costs 20 bucks and the grand prize is BCS tickets (or [...]
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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