Monday, October 17
Vote For Vince
A campaign for the Heisman Trophy is much like a political race. It’s a popularity contest, pure and simple. With that in mind, prepare for the Vince Young 2005 campaign to kick into overdrive this week.
Vince opened Phase 1 of the campaign – “I’m a winner” - in
Now that the Longhorns were established as a bonafide national championship contender, Vote For Vince moved into Phase 2 – “My numbers are the best.”
With most voters nationally watching (or covering) USC-ND, it was important for the highlights they showed of Texas-Colorado to be Vince-heavy. They were, in a word, overwhelming, as were his stats. This should be the case for the rest of Phase 2 of Vote For Vince.
As Texas Tech tries to force a shootout this week, Vince will have a chance to pile up even more ridiculous numbers against a team that is actually (for the moment) ranked in the Top 10. This game will go on a long time since Texas Tech will continue to pass when they get down, giving Vince and company more chances on offense. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see
When Vince puts up similar numbers against Texas Tech to the ones he did against
Remember, Vince winning the Heisman almost benefits the program more than it does him. Mack Brown will get credit for developing another Heisman winner (he got Ricky Williams the award in 1998) and will obviously use that to try and lure the next Vince to
Plus, it would be the media’s wet dream to promote Texas-USC as the national championship game between two teams with the last two Heisman winners leading their respective teams. This should sound familiar, as it was the script used to sell OU-USC last year. The only difference is Vince Young is head and shoulders above Jason White, and that USC would be playing for its third instead of second consecutive national championship.
Phase 3 – “Closing statement” – of Vote For Vince will come against Texas A&M on Nov. 25. Of course, the Big 12 title game is the next week on Dec. 3, but USC-UCLA is also on Dec. 3. I think Vince needs to be the favorite going into that day, because Reggie Bush, who is Vince’s main challenger at this point, will use that game to make his own closing statement. Anything Vince does on Dec. 3 against a weak team from the Big 12 North probably won’t do anything to put him over the top. But leading a rout at Kyle Field to close a perfect 11-0 regular season on a day where everyone will be watching certainly could.
I think it will happen. Vince Young will beat Reggie Bush and win the 2005 Heisman Trophy.
asses. ohh yeah u might wanna watch out 4 dwayne slay vince, or u might start crying after u get hit. this fool has caused 6 fumbles this season. injured at least 6 or knocked them out. so texas dont think that this will be any easy game 4 ya'll b/c its goin 2be close. even if u do make it 2 the national championship there is no way u will beat usc.
thats all 4 me.
and screw u texas
From all Texans that are scattered around the world: We'll see....
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