Heisman News Round Up

Owens and Sims reflect on the changes to the Big 12 and college football.

—Current Heisman winner Mark Ingram was nominated for an ESPY.

Fans are ready to snatch up the EA Sports’ 2011 NCAA football video game with Tim Tebow on the cover. 

Andrew Carter breaks down Christian Ponder’s web site.

Bob Condotta says UW has to win at least nine games for Jake Locker to have a shot at the Heisman.

Bleacher Report ranks the Big Ten’s Heisman winners, including Nebraska.

—Will 6,000 yards do it for Keenum?

And your Heisman pic of the day, the Class of 1970, featuring Heisman winner Jim Plunkett, runner up Joe Theismann of Notre Dame, third-place finisher Archie Manning of Ole Miss and fifth-place finisher Rex Kern of Ohio State:

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12 Responses to Heisman News Round Up

  1. Anonymous July 12, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    HP – Now that you are a Heisman voter are you allowed to accept money from schools who are trying to promote their candidates?

  2. Heismanpundit July 15, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    Hmmm. Never thought of that. Not sure, really.

  3. Anonymous July 16, 2010 at 5:20 am #

    Well… do you accept any money from schools who are trying to promote their candidates?

    • Heismanpundit July 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

      Schools are welcome to advertise on my site. But I will not be a paid shill.

  4. Anonymous July 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    As long as you/your site aren’t being compensated for coverage or advertisements from Heisman candidates that’s good enough for me.

    Obviously if you were being compensated directly or through your site that would raise significant ethical issues.

  5. HP July 16, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    What an odd line of questioning. All you have to do is read my site to see that I don’t endorse any candidates.

  6. Anonymous July 17, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    You most certainly endorse (openly approve) specific Heisman candidates. I asked if you received money from schools promoting Heisman candidates now that you’re a Heisman voter. Please correct me if I misunderstood, but you made it clear that you and your website accept no compensation from schools promoting Heisman candidates.

    Perhaps you’ve never thought about it, but it’s a critical question and I appreciate your clarification.

  7. HP July 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    Show me an example where I have endorsed a candidate. Last year, I told people who I voted for (Gerhart) and defended that vote when questioned why, but that was my actual VOTE for Heisman, not a specific endorsement from the site.

    In general, I am positive about all the candidates as players, though I do not mince words in describing their actual chances of winning.

  8. Anonymous July 18, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    You really think you never favor one candidate over another?

    • Heismanpundit July 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

      Like I wrote earlier, please provide an example of me favoring one candidate over another.

  9. Anonymous July 20, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    Many have observed that you act more as an advocate for certain candidates and conferences than you do an unbiased observer. How can you rank candidates, vote in your own poll, hand pick all the other voters and pretend you don’t favor certain candidates and that the content of this site doesn’t reflect your personal biases? I know you are extremely sensitive about your Pac 10 biases, so let’s take an example that won’t make you so defensive. You just had 4 articles highlighting Christian Ponder. How can you say that level of praise does not reflect favoritism over dozens of equally or more deserving candidates? FSU is to honest academics what USC is to amateur athletics.

    We all have biases and as long as you’re not taking undisclosed money as a Heisman voter the only ethical problem you have is claiming you’re unbiased. Let’s just hope you’re not pulling a Reggie Bush and lying to us about being on the take.

    • Heismanpundit July 21, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

      You say I wrote four articles on Ponder. Well, that’s because he started his Heisman campaign and I was given access to him to do an interview. His school had the forethought to send me information and offer him to me and I gladly took advantage of the opportunity. This is something that every other school can do as well–I take all comers! Note that I also did a story on Quizz Rodgers and one on Ryan Mallett. All of the stories were positive. As far as media goes, I am very easy to please–if I get an interesting story on a player, I’ll put it up. I do not keep score! Apparently, you do. Why don’t you just get over all that and enjoy the process?