Purdy ESPN Heisman List #7

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  1. IASTATE07

    IASTATE07 Well-Known Member
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    I don't know if it's the Iowa State way, but depending on how Purdy and Iowa State finish this year, do you think Iowa State would push/advertise Purdy Heisman for next season?
     
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  2. Spanky

    Spanky Well-Known Member

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    Don't count Purdy out.
    He's got the "it" factor....
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  3. SDClone

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    The Hiesman doesn’t have the notoriety as it used to since it usually just goes to the best player on one of the top two teams in the country. To me it has become something that isn’t interesting anymore.
     
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  4. NWICY

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    Troy deserved it but the team didn't have enough wins to get the voters to pay attention. Every damn person in the stadium knew he was going to get the ball and still couldn't stop him. Hopefully Brock's teams will have enough wins to let him stay in contention.
     
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  5. somecyguy

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    9 win Iowa State is the same as 2 win Iowa State in the minds of too many award voters. Lanning not winning the Hornung award because Barkley from Penn St has to win. Monte not remaining on the Cousy award team because some other blue chip player needs to win.

    Call me cynical, but I have zero faith in the people voting for these awards choosing anyone other than players on media darlings.
     
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  6. AlaCyclone

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    Those are the only 2 in Alabama history to boot. They have way more National Championships than Heisman Winners. Before Saban, they rarely had players in the conversation even though they have historically had GREAT players. So, Alabama has always been a little different than the other historically great programs like Oklahoma, Southern California, Notre Dame, Ohio State, etc. who all have tons of Heisman Winners. Just an observation.
     
  7. madguy30

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    Wasn't last year for Wisky's Taylor and he essentially did it two seasons in a row (1900 in 2017).
     
  8. TykeClone

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    If a team makes their conference championship game they will have 13 games to accumulate stats before Heisman voting is complete. Averaging just over 150/game gets you to 2,000 yards rushing.
     
  9. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    And?

    He didn't play in a CCG last year, was just below 2,000 at the end of the regular season.

    Didn't get an invite.
     
  10. CySmurf

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    At Outback eating his 3rd blooming onion dreaming about the Outback Bowl they won't be invited to.
     
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  11. AlaCyclone

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    Michigan, Notre Dame, Michigan.
     
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  12. KKramer

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    The Heisman is the most political and biased sports award there is. Christian McCaffrey broke the single season all-purpose yards record but lost out to Derrick Henry because Derrick Henry was on Bama and in the SEC.
     
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  13. dualthreat

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    This isn't 1976 or even 2002. Brock is on TV every week and sometimes national TV. He's not hiding or an unknown. Advertising isn't necessary.

    However, the ATH dept might still make signs or Twitter posts etc.
     
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  14. Cloneon

    Cloneon Active Member

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    Yes. Absolutely. They did for Seneca.
     
  15. IASTATE07

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    Maybe "advertise" wasn't the right word judging by your post.
     
  16. Scruff

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    I agree that ISU may not be the media darling team it takes to have a player win the Heisman. Having someone win it would certainly help elevate our status. I feel having RGIII win it help elevate Baylor's status beyond just having success under he who must not be named.
     
  17. AlaCyclone

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    Christian McCaffrey was an incredible player and would have been a worthy Heisman Winner. There are often multiple players who would be. FWIW, Derrick Henry Broke or Tied records held by Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson, Mark Ingram AND Tim Tebow (Heisman Trophy Winners all) in his Heisman winning season. It's not like he was unworthy.
     
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  18. SolarGarlic

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    I love college football, but the traditions have taken a hit with all the money and media coverage in today's game. Before the internet, we weren't hit over the head on a daily basis with hype for teams, players, and coaches.

    You checked in on Saturday to a couple different broadcasts, saw highlights of a few games while watching Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Nebraska, etc. At halftime they discussed the Heisman race for 5 minutes and that was that. Now the Playoff rankings are argued ad nauseum every day of the week, there are multiple 3-hour pregame shows, every game is available (this is much better for Cyclone fans), and we're numb to all of it by the end of the year. I know I'm being nostalgic, but the pageantry of college football isn't what it used to be. It's why I enjoy going to the games. You can still get a sense of that atmosphere.

    By the time we get to the Heisman ceremony, it's just another boring, commercialized show.
     
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  19. VeloClone

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    This is only partially true. As I recall he had the attention of voters in 5 of the 6 Heisman voting regions. Only the South (excluding the Southwest) went for Wuerffel but by such a commanding margin he ended up winning it. I have no doubt that SEC area voters made a concerted effort to not vote the best rivals 2nd or 3rd on their ballots to make sure one of their own won the award.
     
  20. chili

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