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    Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Geno Smith is the runaway mid-season favority for this year's Heisman. That is hard to refute given his showing last night in Austin. But CBS Sports Heisman pundit Chris Huston ranks KSU QB Collin Klein #3 just behind Ohio State QB Braxton Miller:
    Week 6 Heisman Watch: Geno Smith passes his first test - CBSSports.com

    My first reaction is that Klein, who was in the conversation last year, is effectively #2 at this time. Even though there is no rule preventing it, I think Heisman voters would think twice before casting a vote for a player from a team on probation. That means the Purple Kitty's showdown in Morgantown next week looms really large on the national stage.

    I don't know if the Optimus Klein nickname is officially sanctioned by the KSU sports information department, but it is definitely out there, including a Facebook page and a Twitter feed. I think's its a great image and really fits his unique, monster-like, playing style:
    Recent image by kougar24 on Photobucket

    So is Collin Klein the real deal? Can he win the big trophy if Geno Smith somehow drops out of the picture?

    And maybe the bigger question for Cyclone Fanatics: Does the real road to the Heisman go through Ames, Iowa? The first chapter in that tale will unfold this weekend, and should maybe be titled: "Optimus Klein versus Pessimus Klein":
    http://cmsimg.desmoinesregister.com/...nt-misses-mark

    Of course, we wouldn't want our friends from Manhattan to be distracted by all this Heisman talk on Farmageddon week, would we? And we sure wouldn't want them focusing on next week's game and taking this week's "layup" for granted?
    ... no, no, of course not!


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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Been awhile since a Big XII heisman


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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    It might come down to who wins the KSU-WVU game. Geno Smith is putting up video game numbers but Klein just epitomizes college football with his playing style. It would be cool if they are the top two vote getters.



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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    I thought AJ Klein for about .000001 of a second.


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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigmapolis View Post
    I thought AJ Klein for about .000001 of a second.
    And rightly so.,, why wouldn't you?



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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    Been awhile since a Big XII heisman
    I thought you were supposed to put piratey guys after the message when it was sarcastic.



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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    I don't agree with holding the sanctions against Miller. It's not his fault, and this is a purely individual award. If it were something like a team of the year award, everything OSU would be out. But this is all about the individual player, and Miller has done nothing to warrant exclusion.


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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlew View Post
    I thought you were supposed to put piratey guys after the message when it was sarcastic.
    Its only expected if the sarcasm isn't obvious.


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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Seems more like A Big XII Conference thread...


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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Seems more like A Big XII Conference thread...
    Give that a rest. It really doesn't matter.


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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Let's make sure neither of them get the Heisman.



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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Seems more like A Big XII Conference thread...
    Really?



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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Really?
    I don't get it..I see he's doing this in every thread. Did something happen?


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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    I don't get it..I see he's doing this in every thread. Did something happen?
    No Aclone is being his typical self.



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    Re: Optimus Klein Heisman Canpaign

    Aclone kindly **** off.


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