This was an enjoyable read.
Cool, now do the comments on Facebook
Thank you for sharing this, Matt. Go State.
Let’s go on the record here. What kind of season, stat-wise, will end the Trace slander?
The Trace McSorley fan has logged on, ready to hear dissenting opinions and #EmbraceDebate.
Oh, believe me, I've had plenty of "the Heisman is trash" takes, especially this year! (Love u, Saquon)
The Heisman does a spotty job (at best) of determining the most outstanding player in college football in a given year. But, the Heisman does a pretty good job of identifying the best dozen or so college football players, and separating them from the "average" player.
It's fine to say "just because a dude won the Heisman doesn't mean he's the best player in college ball." But it's beyond lubricous to say "a guy who won the Heisman is an average college football player."
Tebow was a fan favorite (most of whom flatly refused to acknowledge that he was an average college player) who was simply along for the ride in Gainesville.
Tim Tebow won the Heisman as a sophomore, was a finalist as a junior and senior, and was voted "Collegiate Player of the Decade" by SI. To suggest he was "an average college player" is ludicrous, but consistent with your "actually, really really good quarterbacks are bad" line of commenting.
Lemme get Trace ($3), Saquon ($4), Godwin ($1), Cortney Brown ($3), Lavar ($2), Marcus Allen ($1) and you can put the last dollar towards some 2018-19 Natty Champ merchandise.
All kidding aside, Lavar Arrington at $2 destroys the integrity of this whole exercise.
I don't actually believe in the concept of "clutch" all that much, but:
On the final drive, the player manning the QB position got the ball back with 102 seconds left, down 4. He marched his team 65 yards and was 6-11 for 53 yards and threw in a 12-yard rush for good measure. Did you see that dime on 4th and goal from the 7 with zeros on the clock? Like, did you see it?
The skillsets are similar, but slightly different, imo. Obviously you want a fast guy back there, no matter what. The primary difference, in my mind: on kickoffs, you're looking for vision (being able to pick your lane), whereas on punts, you're looking for shiftiness (the ability to make the first guy miss).
Cowards, the lot of you.
Basically, I got tired of typing the tables.
But really: Some records count pre-1905 games; the source I used (Sports Reference, linked above) did not. I’m assuming it has something to do with Pitt’s identity change from Western University of Pennsylvania?