Training camp is just a few weeks away, so it’s time to take a gander at what’s going on in the Heisman world this summer…
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Summer means Heisman campaigns are getting started. West Virginia recently launched one for its quarterback, Will Grier.
The campaign was launched on July 7, after a series of meetings this year with nine university employees, including coach Dana Holgorsen. The first of seven four-minute videos about Grier will appear on a specially created website www.Grier7Heisman.com at 7 p.m. Sunday — and the next six Sundays after that.
Missouri is doing the same for Drew Lock, who was the all-SEC first-team quarterback last season.
Former FSU quarterback and current CBS commentator Danny Kanell recently released his top Heisman candidates for 2018.
Former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, who finished fifth in the Heisman vote in 2012, had some laudatory words for current Buckeyes QB Dwayne Haskins.
“I told him that one day he’s going to win the Heisman,” Miller said with a smile. “I’ve known Dwayne for two years now. Man, he’s dope, he’s nice.
Ted Lewis of The Advocate wonders if Arizona’s Khalil Tate has the name recognition to launch a Heisman campaign.
Does Alabama have a legit Heisman contender?
Barry Sanders deserves a statue, writes Jordan Bishop in the Stillwater News Press.
The best college football running back of all time and one of the top-three NFL backs, who would have the yardage record if he hadn’t retired after just 10 seasons, does not have a statue commemorating him. Instead, his Heisman is not available for fans to view and his other achievements are put in Heritage Hall, which is neat but still a darkened room where at least on exhibit is always under construction.
July 9 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Iowa’s Heisman winner, Nile Kinnick.