Originally Posted by keg in kc
Why are you talking about multiple seasons in a conversation about the heisman?
The question posed was who I thought was the better player, not who had the better season. And besides, during the show tonight the Game Day crew was throwing up stats that covered both of CK's seasons as starter. I am pretty sure that all three of them are voters. So if it is a relevant point to the voters I do not see why it wouldn't be in this discussion.
Anyway, my point was mainly that the press had talked up what I believe is an undeserving player (Te'o) at an undeserving position (ILB) and that I was glad he didn't win. I would have been gladder had he not been there at all, but I'll take what I can get. Notre Dame was undefeated, so they were going to have a name in the discussion. Maybe they'd have won if you could nominate their front 7 as a group, but in any case, I think it was a joke that Te'o even got votes.
As far as Manziel goes, it's kind of hard to talk down the statistical significance of his performance this year. I think it was in general a year where we didn't really have a single stand-out player, a clear "that's the heisman winner" player, but I do think of the players on the list, he was the most deserving.
Fair enough. My point was that the press' love of the SEC talked about JM's win against 'bama while ignoring two home losses and then talked about CK's Baylor loss and while ignoring eleven wins. Not to mention the fact that at least a portion of the voters didn't wait to see the eleventh win. How people can vote with one week of football left is beyond me.
I am not saying that Klein should or should not have won. You can make a case for either of the QBs that were there tonight. I just want to throw a question out there: does Johnny Football win the award as a freshman if he is in any other conference?
"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, and disregard of all the rules."
-- George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant