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Is his Heisman hype warranted? Look, his story about his grandmother and girlfriend is very heartwarming. I get that. But seriously, is he playing any better than your normal All-American LB? I mean I watched both play and I don't think he is any better than Mauti from Penn St, granted T'eo is on an undefeated team. Do you think he is any better than AJ Hawk, James Lauranitis, Matt Wilhelm, etc? My point is that he isn't doing anything extraordinary as an AA LB to merit Heisman consideration. He doesn't change games the way Suh did when he was being considered for the Heisman as a defensive player. Maybe it's just me, but I just can't see any way that he should be above Braxton Miller on anyone's Heisman list. I feel like the heartwarming story is propelling his Heisman campaign WAY too much.
as much as I'd love to see more defensive guys get notice, I'm not down with Manto winning
ND's getting enough media love at this point, T'eo's a really good LB, but we've seen a shitload of great LBs over the eyars - and they get no Heisman love
If he wins the Heisman I would puke for a few reasons. 1) I hate ND for some reason and 2) He is a good player with out a doubt but if the story about his grandmother and girlfriend wouldn't of happend he wouldn't be mentioned in the race. Just my opinion.
If a defensive player is going to win the Heisman then he needs score multiple touchdowns and somehow play some offense. Woodson scored on int's, punt returns, and receptions. Te'o is probably the most complete college player and makes a lot of plays, but nothing stands out. He probably has 3-4 sacks, 3-4 picks, 70-80 tackles....all good numbers but not Heisman worthy. I am also not a fan of just giving it to the best player on the best team either. Sometimes that is warrented, like Troy's Heisman season, but Klein is the only guy in the top 4 who deserves to win it. Te'o probably should be in New York though at least.
Teo can def win it....but only bc the heisman is just a glorified popularity contest. Hes the most popular player on a hugely popular team. Hes excellent, but not heisman-esque. Heres a telling stat: as the starting mlb he has only TEN more solo tackles than our very own cb brad roby. Seriously. They each have one sack. Teo wins the int battle 5-2....so far....but roby is leading the nation in breakups, and, when hes not shutting down wrs hes blocking punts and recovering fumbles for tds. As mentioned above, for a def guy to win the heisman he not only has to 'do it all' he has to do it all better than any off player. And teo isnt. Nice kid im sure but not heisman worthy.
Teo is making game changing plays... I think he has 4 interceptions which is a nice number for a MLB. Everytime I watch a game he is making a big play when they need it. He is definitely a Heisman contender in a year in which no offensive player has really done anything special. Geno Smith had it locked up until he shit his pants and got blew out 2 weeks in a row. Now they might have to give it Klein who is having a very good season, not a great one statistically. I think the top 5 are Klein, Miller, Teo, Barner, and McCaron... I'd just be happy to see Miller make it to New York. He'll need to complete more passes to win it imo. And of all the candidates, he's the only one with a "Heisman Moment" at this point of the season. That 1 yard TD run will be played 100 times if he wins it. Just like when Troy Smith had his "Heisman Moment" against PSU...
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