“SuperMariota” favorite for the Heisman Trophy

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After a fantastic week 11 in the 2014 College Football season, the Heisman Trophy competition has never been more intense. Teams such as Mississippi State, Alabama, Florida State, and Oregon try to remain or rise up in the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings and the country’s most outstanding players are attempting to push up their stock in order to …

Marcus Mariota: Greatest Duck Quarterback Ever?

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

As with any Duck game I watch on television, the usual texts went back and forth between friends during Friday night’s game. The topics were likely the same as they were for many others watching the game: Dwayne Stanford’s breakout first half. Lofty projections of Royce Freeman’s career. (Three Doak Walker awards? Or four?) Byron Marshall’s big game in his …

Follow the Money: The Heisman, SEC and ESPN

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Television as we know it today exists only because major corporations are willing to pay for the privilege of telling people how and what to think. From the Buick ads with the annoying music to the AFLAC Heisman Award to the Amway Coaches’ Poll to the Rose Bowl Presented by Northwestern Mutual, college football carries no exemption …

The Secret Factor in Mariota’s Heisman Bid

Jack Heffernan FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 10 Comments

Throughout this upcoming season, fans and media professionals alike will debate every stat, game, and “Heisman Moment” in an attempt to determine whether or not Marcus Mariota deserves to win Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy. If people bother to consider performance off the field this season, it will distinguish Mariota from the past two winners. Both Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston …

Wanted: A Heisman Recipient With Real Integrity

Laura Brehm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

As spring practices commence for the Ducks  — and Marcus Mariota remains starting quarterback — high hopes for the upcoming season are infectious.  Currently ranked third in the “Sports Illustrated’s” “Way-Too-Early Top 25″ and sixth on ”Bleacher Report,” 2014 is looking to be an exciting season.  And with Mariota’s knee having months to heal, the stage is set for a potentially great year …

College Football Nation: FSU Back on Top and the Coaching Carousel

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

  What an amazing ending to the BCS.  Every game was non-stop action and ended in epic fashion.  The Championship game had an amazing start and a thrilling finish.  With the BCS gone, we can now start the debate over the “Final Four” of college football.  With the end of the season, we have National Signing Day on Feb. 5 to look …

Oregon’s Dominance Prevented Marcus Mariota From Being a 2012 Heisman Finalist

Victor Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

Marcus Mariota’s omission from the Heisman finalist group last season wasn’t the biggest travesty in world history, but he definitely should have been there. In fact, he played just as well as Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. Unfortunately, two things – both out of his control – prevented Mariota from getting the Heisman finalist spot he deserved: the team he played …