Keegan McCullick @keeganksu ?

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  • Keegan McCullick posted an update in the group AvatarWHO SHOULD WIN THE HEISMAN?: · View

    The Heisman should go to the player who does the most to single-handedly raise his team into national title contention as opposed to who puts up huge stats or any other variable. Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck, in my mind are the two most obvious choices. Both are focal points to their respective teams and both have unblemished records. However, once you’ve established what they mean to their team, thats when you should look at numbers; and its really hard not to be in awe of Russell Wilson. 74.2% completion percentage, 1557 yards passing, and 14:1 touchdown to interception ratio, along with 182 yards rushing and 2 more touchdowns. Most impressive of all stats of his, though, he has a 210.9 QB rating. RG3 is the only other quarterback that can come close(205.7, Luck’s is 3rd with 180.5), but the Bears have two losses on their record. When it comes to non-quarterbacks Trent Richardson looks to be the front-runner there. But, you can take away Richardson from the tide and they’ll replace him with another superstar running back (much like they did with Ingram last year), but no Russell Wilson= no title hopes for the Badgers. Wilson for Heisman.

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      Agreed. Right now, it’s between Wilson and Luck. Whichever team has the better record at the end of the season will have the quarterback who wins the award. If both run the table? I have no idea who wins.

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      What you’re describing is more of an MVP award, which the Heisman is not. The Heisman Trophy is for the outstanding player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. While I do agree that Russell Wilson & Andrew Luck are great players and mean more to their teams than any other players in college football, I don’t think they’re the Heisman front-runners. I think Trent Richardson is probably the best player in the country and is therefore my leading candidate for the Heisman.

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        Thats not a bad outlook and by the original definition, you’re right. However, what the trophy has BECOME over time is, as you said, an ”MVP” award. The Kliff Kingsbury and Colt Brennan type players from the past have proven that its not simply the one with the most statistically impressive seasons. The year that really exemplifies the true meaning of the trophy now-a-days is 2003 when Jason White won it over Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was the most dominant player in the nation that year without a doubt, but White had a very good season and got his team into position for the national championship, therefore, he won the Heisman.

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      What you’re describing is more of an MVP award, which the Heisman is not. The Heisman Trophy is for the outstanding player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. While I do agree that Russell Wilson & Andrew Luck are great players and mean more to their teams than any other players in college football, I don’t think they’re the Heisman front-runners. I think Trent Richardson is probably the best player in the country and is therefore my leading candidate for t

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      So do you think if James comes back healthy and put up more 200+ games rushing he should be the front runner over trent? I dont see anyone left on the Ducks schedule that can hold him to under 150 yards, especially with the kind of fast paced offense the Ducks run

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        You can’t ever count out Lamichael James for sure, but, its going to be really hard to overcome Wilson, Luck, and Richardson, seeing as they could very well be on undefeated teams and have great statistics from a complete season. It will be a huge stretch for James to win it, let alone be a finalist.

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      Wilson has been so impressive all year long with only one interception. Would that Badger team even be in the conversation when it comes to a national title? They had a lot of pieces last year, but he completes that puzzle. LaMichael James is a product of the system he is in. They plug in another back and he will get the numbers because of their misdirection and the pace. It is hard to argue with the future #1 pick in Andrew Luck. He is taking the Cardinal on his shoulders and keeping them in it despite losing their head coach from last year.

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      Are we allowed to take RG3 and Wilson out of the conversation now? RG3 cant even beat a good team, and Wilson is struggling to keep his Badgers alive now. Luck led a great comeback against USC and is poised to be a great NFL player. I wouldnt say James is JUST a product of a system because i’d put money that if you put him on another team… he would be a dominant back