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Report: Gurley might be finished for the season

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting on Friday that Georgia running back Todd Gurley might be out for the rest of the season.

A person familiar with investigation of the possible violations by Georgia running back Todd Gurley told the AJC on Friday that it’s a “significant” case of the sale of memorabilia and there is a possibility that Gurley may not be cleared to return to the field this season.

So, it looks like Gurley’s Heisman hopes are pretty much shot.

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Todd Gurley’s suspended indefinitely. So now what?

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The news broke on Thursday that Georgia running back Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely while his school investigates any contact he might’ve had with sports memorabilia brokers.

So, what’s this mean for the Heisman? Continue Reading →

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College football’s exciting young quarterbacks and their Heisman future


Not only is this year’s Heisman race shaping up to be a doozy, we’re also undergoing a bit of a ‘changing of the guard’ when it comes to the quarterback position.

Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, Bryce Petty and Brett Hundley will soon be gone to the NFL to join Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Tajh Boyd, Blake Bortles, AJ McCarron, Aaron Murray and other quarterbacks who have dominated the college game for past three or four seasons.

At the same time, an impressive collection of freshmen and sophomores is starting to take shape: Continue Reading →

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Looking ahead to the 2015 Heisman race

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It’s never to early to look ahead to next year’s Heisman race. We’re already starting to see some really exciting young players emerge who could turn into serious challengers next season.

Here are 15 players to keep an eye out for in 2015 (in no particular order)*:

DeShaun Watson, Clemson — The true freshman mega-talent is already blossoming in Chad Morris’s offense.

Derrick Henry, Alabama — With TJ Yeldon likely going pro, Henry should get the bulk of the carries in Bama’s offense.

Trevor Knight, Oklahoma — Knight will be a high-profile quarterback coming off a good season for a traditional power.

Samaje Perine, Oklahoma — He could end up as the best freshman back at OU since Adrian Peterson.

Jared Goff, California — Don’t look now, but the Cal sophomore is on pace for 4,000 passing yards and 51 touchdowns.

Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati — Don’t look now, but the Cincinnati sophomore is on pace for 4,100 yards and 56 touchdowns.

Dak Prescott, Mississippi State — Prescott could be a Heisman finalist this season, which would make him one of the front runners next year.

Kenny Hill, Texas A&M — He’ll be coming off a majestic sophomore year and the Aggies should be preseason top 3.

Everett Golson, Notre Dame — A Notre Dame quarterback coming off a great season is almost always the leading front runner for the Heisman.

Jacoby Brissett, NC State — The Florida transfer is off to a great start and showed a lot of moxie in nearly knocking off FSU.

James Conner, Pittsburgh — Conner looks like the next great Pitt running back. He’s having a massive sophomore year to set up a serious run next season.

Alex Collins, Arkansas — Collins is no worse than the third-best back in the SEC right now. He could be the best next year.

Taysom Hill, BYU — If Hill returns for another year, he should emerge as the top dual-threat quarterback in the country.

Cyler Miles, Washington — The physically-gifted Miles should make a huge jump for Chris Petersen next season.

Tommy Armstrong, Nebraska —  With Ameer Abdullah gone, Armstrong should become the face of Nebraska football.

* — this list assumes Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley, Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon and TJ Yeldon will go pro early.

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