Heisman Trophy: Ten contenders for 2019 season led by Tua Tagovailoa
Now that the 2018 Heisman Trophy has been awarded, it’s time to look ahead to the top contenders for next season’s race. Here are the top 10 for 2019.
A little slow on this, I know. It’s probably already made the rounds.
The Heisman Trophy has to be the most overrated trophy in all of sports. We know this. It was affirmed when some other guy not named Tommie Frazier won it. It was re-affirmed when some other guy not named Ndamukong Suh won it.
It’s lost its luster. It’s an overblown relic of the past. Admit it - you didn’t care that Kyler Murray barely won it over Tua Tagovailoa this season. It’s always that way UNTIL your guy is a candidate. That’s the way it will be if Adrian Martinez stays in the conversation. It will again be the greatest trophy in all humanity, until he doesn’t win it, and then it will go back to being worthless. Unless he’s a candidate again. And then...
Rather, rinse, repeat.
I have a question for you.
Would you rather have a Heisman Trophy candidate? Or a guy who’s a serious threat to win the Outland Trophy?
And no, don’t say “Why Not Both”. That’s no fun.
Illinois Is In The Final Four: Thoughts & Predictions - The Champaign Room
The Illini are only two games away from a national title. Can they pull it off?
Ohio State, Ryan Day set to mimic Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley | SI.com
Very few first-time head coaches have ever been set up to hit the ground running the way Ryan Day is at Ohio State. One of them is Lincoln Riley, whose Oklahoma program’s improvement after Bob Stoops has laid out a path forward for the Buckeyes after Urban Meyer’s retirement. Plus, Auburn’s new offensive coordinator, leftovers from the Heisman Trophy ceremony, the best throwback uniforms and the rest of this week’s Punt, Pass & Pork.
How do you follow a legendary coach? I would guess most of us would prefer our school hire another legendary coach. Problem is - there aren’t many to go around, they cost a lot of money, and unless they’re really familiar with your program, they’re just as much a crapshoot as moving forward with someone you already know and have on staff.
Seven Big Ten Teams Land In Week Six Polls - BT Powerhouse
See where the Big Ten landed in the latest rankings.
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False Harbaugh NFL rumors don’t help Michigan recruiting - Maize n Brew
We take a look at the impact rumors have on recruiting
Shea Patterson will take his time deciding on 2019 - Maize n Brew
We take a look at Patterson’s comments and weigh his options
Ohio State assistant Greg Schiano reportedly interested in Temple job - Land-Grant Holy Land
The assistant is one of a handful of coaches apparently interested.
Northwestern offensive line coach Adam Cushing to take head job at Eastern Illinois - Inside NU
Cushing will stay with Northwestern until after the Holiday Bowl.
Reports: NDSU’s Chris Klieman to replace Bill Snyder at Kansas State - Bring On The Cats
Average $2.8M per year, and he’s still coaching NDSU this weekend.
Apparently KSU fans are upset with this hire? WTF?
Chris Klieman hired by Kansas State. How will the NDSU dynasty coach do? - SBNation.com
How do you follow Bill Snyder? It’s probably best not to think about it like that, but it’s good to hire a coach who will cause people at his last school to ask a similar question.
Context on Chris Klieman to Kansas State, plus 2 college football coach notes - SBNation.com
Klieman and Neal Brown were K-State candidates. Plus: Will Jim Leavitt remain at Oregon? And will Temple continue a pattern?
Kyler Murray: Heisman winner's old, homophobic tweets resurfaced
When Murray was 15 years old, he tweeted at his friends (via his since-verified Twitter account) using an anti-gay slur to defame them. Four offensive tweets remained active on his account late Saturday night but were eventually deleted by Sunday morning — when Murray apologized for his insensitive language in a tweet.
You have to be some kind of fool if you’re not deleting tweets on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter how not famous you are, you never know when something is going to come back to bite you. The entire social media spectrum is sensitive about everything without a single bit of nuance or forgiveness. We know this. It’s happened time and time again.
There are services that will take care of this for you. Or maybe it’s just best you not use the platform. (I know, I know, I beat this drum.)
Then There’s This
RECORD-BREAKER: This 102-year-old woman became the oldest skydiver in the world with a charity jump from 14,000 feet after losing her daughter to Motor Neurone Disease. https://t.co/fNq2BX2Iah pic.twitter.com/3Pz1wxUrEO— ABC News (@ABC) December 11, 2018
All the excuses are gone.
We all need to get up off the couch and jump out of a perfectly good airplane or if not that, then at least stop complaining about how old we feel when we’re not doing anything about it.