Heisman, basketball in full swing
This week's post will be a short one.
First order of business is that Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy last night. I don't have any problem with that. Some of the arguments against him are that he was a system quarterback and his team didn't win enough. To both of those I say, so what? Darren McFadden was basically a system running back with the strange Wildcat offense Arkansas ran and both Daniel and Brennan were in systems designed to allow them to get a ton of throwing yards. As far as wins, it wasn't Tebow's fault that Florida's defense wasn't very good at all. He put up incredible numbers. And the fact that some say he won't be a good pro quarterback, again, so what? This award is about who had the best college season, not who projects better to the pros. Oh, and there was the notion that he shouldn't win because he's only a sophomore, that is ludicrously stupid. He deserved it.
Yesterday there were a lot of good basketball games. There were two good games between top 25 teams, BYU-Mich St and Wisconsin-Marquette. The higher ranked teams won both games but BYU and Wisconsin played formidably. Like last year, this season is shaping up to have no guarantees. Unlike football, which is crazy because there's so many mediocre teams, college basketball is crazy because most of the top 50 teams are solid and can play any other team in the top 50 tough. Pitt and UCLA had to survive tough games yesterday against Washington and Davidson. Also, with so many talented freshmen this year, there are a lot of younger teams which only stand to get better as the season goes on as those freshmen and other young players get used to the rigors of college. It's going to be a fun ride from here on out and I'll be here to blog about it.