That’s what Stew Mandel reminds us in his latest piece, which also features a few quotes from HP on the state of the Heisman race.
I agree about Shipley. He may be a longshot, but you can’t discount the possibility that he–not Colt McCoy–is the most valuable Longhorn this year. Through five games, he has 47 catches for 583 yards and three touchdowns, plus two more scores on punt returns (he averages 19 yards per return).
It’s not going to be easy for Shipley to steal the Heisman spotlight away from McCoy, as the senior quarterback is just too established with the voters at this point. And let’s not forget that every Shipley touchdown catch is also a McCoy touchdown pass.
But if there’s one thing that thrills the voters, it’s the back-breaking effect of a special teams touchdown.
If Shipley takes a punt to the house against the Sooners, look out.