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Talking Heisman, Cam Newton on The Pulse on Campus


On Friday I ended the week like I have so many times this college football season, by making an appearance on The Pulse on Campus on The Pulse Network. This was my second time on the network this week but today I was joined by my friend Michael Felder from In the Bleachers to discuss the Heisman Trophy, which will be awarded tomorrow night in New York City.

One of the hot topics leading in to tomorrow’s Heisman ceremony is the fact that a number of Heisman voters are publicly stating that they are not voting for Newton due to his connection, more specifically his father’s connection, to a pay-for-play scandal that has been well publicized by this point. You know how I feel about it. Felder tends to agree and presents some great points to the table near the end of the show.

Feel free to share your thoughts on this whole issue with a comment down at the bottom of this post.

We get started with our segment in the second half of the program. In the first half host Ty Pyburn discusses the Urban Meyer resignation with Kristen Keely (blog) from Gator Connection.

My Heisman Order

I don’t have a vote for the Heisman but if I did here is how I would rank these players. As I say in our segment during the show, there is no question who number one is in my book (Newton) but ranking 2-4 is considerably more difficult and debatable. I have your back Moore.

  1. Cam Newton, Auburn, quarterback
  2. Kellen Moore, Boise State, quarterback
  3. LaMichael James, Oregon, running back
  4. Andrew Luck, Stanford, quarterback

I do feel that putting Luck fourth on my list is selling him short a bit but I honestly think that after Newton you coudl rank the other three guys in any order and it would look like a good ballot.

About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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