Vote Caleb Williams for the Heisman!

While USC is 10-1, coming off a dramatic win over UCLA, and already guaranteed a Pac-12 championship game slot (sorry UTAH, looks like you brutally blew it), I’m basking in the glow of Lincoln Riley’s amazing early run at USC and his complete transformation of the Trojans.

I’m especially liking what it feels like again to go into the ND game not thinking we have little chance before kickoff because Clay Helton vs Brian Kelly was just a very unfair fight.

With USC a solid 5-pt fave over the much-improved Irish, and Caleb Williams now suddenly #1 in the eyes of many as the new Heisman leader, nothing would be finer than to see him carve up ND (a la Carson Palmer) and walk up to the podium for the Trophy. That would probably start up a new campaign by Reggie Bush to claw back his award somehow. I see a new Wendy’s ad with a Heisman and a hot burger at the table.

Go Caleb Williams! Get your name on this thing, while sinking ND at the same time. It’ll take a lot to beat co-fave Buckeye QB C.J. Stroud, but a loss to 7.5-point dog MICH might cement that.

With so many quotes out there in the media that this USC team would be fairly mediocre without Caleb (I agree), it’s about time to reward him with the award he so richly deserves!

Key Heisman dates for 2022

Monday, November 28:  Heisman Ballots are distributed to electors (870 media members plus 58 former winners).
Monday, Dec. 5Deadline for Heisman ballots to be submitted.
Monday, Dec. 5: The 2021 Heisman finalists announced.
Saturday, Dec. 10The announcement of the 2021 Heisman Trophy Winner via the televised Heisman Ceremony on ESPN. (Private Event)
Sunday, Dec.11The 88th Annual Heisman Dinner Gala.

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HOF19
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November 22, 2022 5:28 pm

And SEC Favoritism is still alive and going strong ! >>>>> Dean Straka
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#CFBPlayoff selection chair Boo Corrigan says LSU’s best wins are weighing heavier than USC’s best wins.

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November 22, 2022 5:31 pm
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And add this >>>>> Dean Straka
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Corrigan just elaborated on this and said the committee has questions about USC’s defense.

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November 22, 2022 6:02 pm
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If USC had a great defense it would be they have questions about the place kicker. It’s the same old bias year after year.

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November 22, 2022 3:22 pm

Just got into friendly argument with a bruin friend. He said “if we didn’t turn it over 4 times, we would have crushed you” which has lots of easy rebuttals, but what I pointed out is that we basically did the same. We have a pick, turnover on downs, and two missed field goals. I told him, if we even finish half of those drives we score 60 plus. His response “oh yeah, I forgot” followed by “we suck”. My response to that “yes, always have”.

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November 22, 2022 11:15 am

Who USC plays in the CCG all boils down to this weekend. Oregon St could be the spoiler if it beats Oregon, it could send WA to the CCG. WA needs to win. This is going to be a fun and well fed weekend.

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November 22, 2022 8:51 am
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Love to see the Bruins at the Sun Bowl. I think that one is the worst bowl the Pac plays in.

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November 22, 2022 7:32 am

I feel confident SC wins this Saturday, but as SC has really “put away” only two teams this year – CO (which is horrid) and Rice (due to 3 pick sixes), I doubt we “put away” the Irish. But, I would love to see it. On the Heisman, I think the award will be decided over the next two weeks. For SC to beat ND and win the Pac, it will require Caleb to shine. Stroud needs to beat MI (and shine) and then shine in the conference championship. IF MI beats tOSU, and SC wins out, Caleb has it.… Read more »

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November 22, 2022 9:39 am
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Trojans need to score in the first few possessions and not give ND any hope & confidence they can win the game like what happened to Clemson. The coliseum needs to be roaring in inspiring our Trojans to “get after it”. Everything I have read about this Irish team is they are not a come from behind type team. If any team is going to sit on the clock and limit the other offense, it will be ND in this game for sure.

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November 22, 2022 7:05 am
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This USC team now has the swagger. If Plaschke cannot see it he deserves an entire omlett hanging from his head. Don’t be a dummy Bill, get on board.

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November 22, 2022 7:21 am
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Naw, Plaschke will double-down on stupid.😂

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November 22, 2022 9:46 am
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A homer he is not but I wouldn’t put it past him to use reverse psychology purposely picking the adversary at times. Plaschke wants an LA team in the playoffs as badly as anyone, giving him a forum to write about. Just a guess……

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November 22, 2022 7:24 am
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I hope Bill picks ND to win on Saturday! Doubt it but it would assure an SC victory.

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November 22, 2022 7:55 am
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Although better written (most of the time) Plaschke is the Scott Wolf of the L. A. Times.

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November 22, 2022 7:48 am
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Funny how at the beginning of the season everyone was worried about the O and D line. Now in November they are winning Player of the Week honors! I would love to see this team kick it up another gear these next two games. Crush the Irish and be Pac12 Champs.

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November 21, 2022 6:38 pm
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I wonder if USC is co named in the suit.

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November 22, 2022 8:51 am
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After reading the story (sad, because I remember watching these guys play), it appears that USC has exposure here (I’m no lawyer, Allen), but I suppose the NCAA has the deeper pockets. Until the turn of the century, using the helmet as a weapon was the technique for the front 7 on the defensive side of the ball, and really the entire defense when it came to tackling.

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November 22, 2022 9:34 am
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I feel bad for all the SC linebackers, but I WOULD like to see the NCAA get hosed again….

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November 22, 2022 9:57 am
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Just for old times sake!!

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November 22, 2022 7:35 am
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Boy, has the NCAA been taking it in the shorts. Did not know about this suit. It is based on knowledge and failure to warn. Will be interesting to see what happens. No matter the verdict, the NCAA will appeal and then settle. If this holds up, unless there is a statute of limitations on these claims, the NCAA may find itself in real trouble.