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i find this extremely interesting
i may have altered the title
i thought this was america
like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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This is exactly it. This is why defensive players don't win it (and a defensive player who only plays defense has never won it). You just don't have that big of an effect on your team as a defensive player unless you're just crazy. Te'o is not crazy, he's just a great linebacker. One of the best college linebackers in a while, for sure.
He has 7 picks (tied for second in the country) for a total of 35 yards, and has never been in the endzone. He has 1.5 sacks. Ed Reynolds, the safety from Stanford (on an equally good defense, and nearly as successful team) has 6 picks for 301 yards and 3 TDs. Where is his Heisman love? A kid from Fresno State has 8 picks, 3 TDs and 4 sacks (!) which are all better than Te'o.
You need to be dynamic to win the Heisman, you need to put the team on your shoulders. I don't think Te'o has done that. I can't see someone winning the Heisman without ever sniffing the endzone.
There could be another reason defensive players don't win it. Since previous winners are voting members, and every previous winner except one plays on offense, there is likely a tendency to vote for the offensive player, more specifically, a QB or RB.
Defensive players don't win it because the stats they accumulate don't translate directly into points, with infrequent exceptions. By contrast, that's what QBs and RBs are all about, ultimately—points, and the vast majority of points in any game are scored by offensive players. And besides, defense may win championships, but offense sells tickets.
I agree I don't think a linebacker is that outstanding if he doesn't even have to rush the passer. 1.5 sacks all year. His d line is good enough that he can constantly drop into coverage. Great player though of course.
Why should he have to do something on offense to be the most outstanding football player? Why is there such a bias towards the offensive side of the ball. Johnny Manziel hasn't picked off anybody, made a sack, or returned punts. Teo has been outstanding he's played that position better than I can ever remember being it played. He's came up with some absolutely huge sacks and INTs. That team isn't undefeated without him. Also even though Klein is KSU's most important player I don't think you can discount Hubert. Overall my vote would go to Manziel because he has just been amazing, then Teo a close second, and then Lee. Personally if USC didn't suck so bad I would think about putting Lee first.
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Manziel only has 1.5 sacks less than Teo.
I'm being facetious, but only a little. I wouldn't say he has "some absolutely huge sacks" when he only has 1.5. How can you say he plays the position better than anyone you've ever seen when he has the numbers more resemblant of a safety than a linebacker (yes I'm aware that numbers are only a small part of defense.)
I don't think Teo is here if his back story of what he has had to go through this year isn't attached. He got in the conversation from the MSU and Michigan games right after that happened and he had monster performances.
BORK BORK BORK
but wow, Klein probably should have prepared a statement. That was pretty rough to read.
"We bring you to Michigan to take care of Michigan; your job is to protect that block M."
Meh, not everyone is an eloquent writer and it was easy enough to read. Props to him for maybe actually writing his own statement versus letting someone else do it for him.
I went back and edited it to saying he should have prepared something. I agree the sentiment was great, but if it were me I'd want something more polished to comment on something this big.
It was fine.
What about the Yell Leaders, Johnny?
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No Marquise Lee?Thats not even right.
"Are you an official here?Because you've officially given me a boner."
at least spell the brother's name correctly
whereas you said the far more racist brotha - RACIST!
Marqise and Braxton should have been invited. They both had phenonmenal years. The three finalists are all deserving, but I feel those other two should have at least been invited, especially Lee.
THOSE WHO STAY WILL BE CHAMPIONS
Braxton Miller, has a high ceiling, but look at his numbers compared to .. say... T-Magic
No way Te'o wins it, he is just there because ND is undefeated.
Klein blew his shot when he lost to Baylor.
Which means Manziel wins it, he's been unbelievable this year and he beat Bama, I think he deserves it.
And Manziel lost to LSU and Florida... 2 out 3 of his biggest games he was flat.
This feels like Te'o and everybody else, but nobody had really been a dominant story this year. Unless you love Johnny football, which is a fun story but doesn't feel dominant enough to be the first freshman.
To this day I still think that honor should have gone to Adrian Peterson.
He shouldn't have to be "dominant enough to be the first freshman." The award winner should have to be "dominant enough to have the best season of any other player in the country," freshman or not. In my opinion, he did just that.
Go Johnny Football. The kid is putting up ridiculous numbers against SEC defenses. He played the game of his life against one of the best defenses in the country. He deserves to break the freshman barrier. Klein plays in a league where defense is borderline nonexistent.
It would make me sick if Te'o won it just because he plays at ND. I want Woodson to retain his distinction as the only defensive player to win it. I know he'll lose that distinction at some point, but I don't want him to lose it to an ND player.
Ridiculous against who exactly? He had one good game vs Alabama and was non existent vs Florida and LSU. Loading up statson Sam Houston St is what is ridiculous.
Obvious ND troll is obvious. Don't go away mad, just go away.
Oh...as always, F*ck Notre Dame!
We ARE Michigan....COME GET SOME!!!
We shall see who shines brighter against Bama.
12 games aren't enough, since the trophy is awarded in December. T'eo 12-0, Manziel 10-2. T'eo made game changing plays in all the biggest games, Manziel was flat in 2 of 3 big games.
And in my opinion, it isn't close. He had a phenomenal season, and frankly I don't get the lukewarm reaction that many people have about him. If he doesn't win, its because A) he is a freshman, and B) he is a freshman. And that is really dumb.
That is the reason Griffin won't vote for him. I don't think he wants anyone else with a chance at multiple Heismans.
It took me a second to realize you were talking about Archie. You realized the last Heisman winner was named Griffin too, right? Kinda confusing.
RG3 was very good and could have been the second Griffin to win two.
If Manziel doesn't win, it'll only be because people won't vote him as a freshman. He SHOULD be the clear cut winner.
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Ok based on the evidence, I've gotta give it to Manziel. Te'o is overrated, if he wasn't on ND he wouldn't be in the conversation, and while Klein is decent, he's not spectacular. Give it to Johnny Football!
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Maybe you should post something from this year. When Teo was in Robinsons face all game.
You are easily the most annoying ND poster on this board. We got it, you think Te'o should win. We're all shocked.
He's still 1-3 against us though.
For God's sake, get the F*ck off our board, you Domer troll!
Maybe when you Domers stop trying to justify Te'o winning with "HE HAS SIMILAR INTERCEPTION STATS AS WOODSON!"
Funny, I never mentioned anything about Woodson. In fact in another post where someone else compared the two of them, I said that hands down Woodson was the better player. But Woodson isn't up for the Heisman this year. A QB who got smacked down by Baylor and a QB who had a great game against Alabama are Teo's competition.
which had previously been held by... Cam Newton. And before that, Tim Tebow. That doesn't seem like an easy feat.
"That's right. It's an off-tackle play. It's coming right over you. And there's not a thing you can do about it."
No it doesn't.
Until you actually analyze the statistics. T'eo did it against a better body of work. There are no Sam Houston St.s, Lousiana Techs or SMUs, not to mention the dregs of the SEC.
But there were:
Navy, a horrible BC team, a bad WF team, and triple OT against a 6-6 pitt team.
I respect the schedule, but i think it's bigger in name, but most of these programs were a shell of their former selves.
only beating 6-6 Purdue by 3 points, and playing 6-6 MSU as well.
Really the only quality wins on ND's schedule were Stanford and Oklahoma. USC was having a down year, and we shot ourselves in the foot with turnovers. A true championship caliber team would've killed us in a game with 6 TOs, instead of only beaten us by 7 points. Can you imagine if we turned the ball over 6 times vs Bama? We would've lost by an additional 42 points.
Teo isn't even the most outstanding defensive player Michigan is going to face
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T'eo has had an amazing year, but I find it hard to give him the Heisman. I'd find it hard to give any defensive player the Heisman. Woodson made such a strong case because he was a playmaker in every phase of the game. I think T'eo is just as much of a defensive playmaker as Woodson was, but he lacks the versatility that Woodson had. He doesn't have the ball in his hands enough. That's not his fault, but that's just the way it is.
Manziel has had so many Heisman moments this year. He beat Alabama. In Tuscaloosa. Where Alabama never loses. He broke Cam Newton's records. As a freshman. He's the fifth player in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and run for 1,000.
Notre Dame would not be undefeated without T'eo, but it would still be having a solid year. A&M would be nowhere without Manziel. No freshman has ever won the award. That ends this week.
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"The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player on offense whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity."
How can you purport to recognize the single most outstanding player when routinely, every year, half of all players are excluded from serious consideration purely because they play on defense? Let's not kid ourselves—Woodson won the award because Lloyd Carr had the wisdom to let Charles play on offense. If he'd been limited to defense and kick returns, Charles wouldn't have gotten any closer to the trophy than Deion Sanders did, and Peyton would have it in his own trophy case.
The Heisman Trophy as it currently stands is an anachronism, an outdated relic from the era when all players played both ways, and for that reason I think Woodson is the only truly legit winner since two-way play disappeared, going by the Heisman Committee's own language. Of course I think that Desmond was the legit winner in '91 since he was by far the most outstanding offensive player, but only by the unspoken rule that has been in force since two-way players went the way of the dinosaurs.
Last year Luke Kuechly had as many solo tackles as Te'o does total tackles this year, and Kuechly was nowhere near the Heisman discussion. Te'o will have earned AA status, and a 1st round draft pick with a big contract, maybe even the Butkus Award (though Jarvis Jones 22.5 TFL and 12.5 sacks with only 5 fewer solo tackles against tougher competition would argue,) but he hasn't earned the Heisman this year. When A&M left the Big12 for the SEC West everybody pointed and laughed. Noone's laughing now. Manziel deserves the Heisman.
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All hype, man.
Is it just me, or do others have a really empty sense of "who cares?" about this year's NC and this year's Heisman? It's the oddest thing ... normally I care more. This year? Not so much.
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