The Heisman Trophy is given to “the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.”. This year, if you’ve been living under a rock, the finalists for the award were the stoic Collin Klein, super freshman Johnny Manziel, and basketball broadcast invader Manti Te’o. All three guys have had incredible years but the real debate in this one was the classic battle of offense against defense. On offense Johnny Football has captivated the world of college football as he lead A&M to 10 wins and and upset of potential national champion Alabama. On defense Te’o anchored the nation’s top defense which lead Notre Dame to the BCS title game and a perfect season. All three guys were very deserving of the award. So who do you think is going to bring home the award in just about 20 minutes?
-On the recruiting front its starting to look like Cal’s full attention is shifting to 2014. With 2013 basically signed and delivered Coach has started trying to land another monster class. Tuesday Karl Towns announced his intentions to reclassify and come to Lexington, Cal quickly got to work trying to find some guys to join him. On Wednesday Coach Cal was in Minneapolis to see the number one guy in the class, Tyus Jones, kick off his junior season. Jones finished with 33 points in front of the nation’s top coaches. Following that he was in Indianapolis to visit number 5 guy Trey Lyles who was once committed to Indiana. At the end of the day which class will be better, 2013 of 2014?
-Finally check out this video from Taylor University. One of the biggest complaints from today’s game was about the crowd atmosphere. Rupp was quiet and there were a number of empty seats down low. Granted, it’s hard to get up for Portland but it’s a basketball game not a night at the opera. Anyways, Kentucky fans could learn a lesson from the fans at Taylor University. Every year the Trojans have “Silent Night” where the fans stay absolutely quiet until the 10th point is scored, at which point they go completely bananas. The method works as Taylor is undefeated on games played on Silent Night. Could you imagine this with 24,000+?