The odds came out for the 2017 Heisman Trophy from Bovada & the 2016 winner is not the favorite. Shocked? I’m not. After the 3 game slide to the end of the 2016 year I already thought they would do whatever it took to make sure he doesn’t win next year. It is almost impossible from a statline point of view for him to improve. We will see. Here are this years odds:
Odds to Win the 2017 Heisman Trophy
Baker Mayfield (QB Oklahoma) 11/2
JT Barrett (QB Ohio State) 6/1
Lamar Jackson (QB Louisville) 7/1
Sam Darnold (QB USC) 9/1
Saquon Barkley (RB Penn State) 10/1
Jake Browning (QB Washington) 10/1
Trace McSorley (QB Penn State) 10/1
This years National title game hasn’t even been played yet & the odds for next years winners are already out:
Aub/OkSt/PSU 30-1 via
Lamar Jackson put up numbers in a regular season that we have never seen before. Before the season started, we had high expectations based on his Music City Bowl performance, but nobody expected what we all witnessed. Coming into the first game of this season vs Charlotte, sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson had not started two consecutive games. Despite that fact, Lamar tied an ACC single game record with 6 passing touchdowns and tied the ACC record of 8 touchdowns responsible for. He would then go on to set another ACC single game record with 610 total yards vs Syracuse. Read the rest of this entry
Our fine friends at The ACC Digital Network put together this video package for the Citrus Bowl match up between Louisville and LSU on New Years Eve. The Cards will feature your Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson who will be going up against last years September Heisman Leonard Fournette….Oh wait, he is not playing. Well they will go up against a solid back up in Guise. Should be a fun one! Go Cards!
Happy day after Heisman day! It is always a great day to wake up and say, Louisville had a Heisman Trophy Winner. I will admit I have a small sample size for that comment seeing I’ve only been able to experience that one day. Lamar Jackson became immortal in Louisville sports history. It’s something most of us never thought we would see. Going back to the days of practicing & watching games at Old Cardinal Stadium. We were an independent then C-USA then Big East then AAC and now ACC. We are in the ACC! Everything has changed. We are reaping the benefits of that now.
Another thing that makes these days great are waking up and seeing another highlight video from @UofLFootball commemorating Lamar’s amazing and historic moment. Rocco did an amazing job chronicling it. Made me feel like I was there. Here’s the latest.
Here is footage by @UofLFootball of the Heisman Trophy announcement & presentation of the trophy.
As you all know by now Louisville has their first Heisman Trophy Winner. Lamar Jackson Is the youngest winner in history & has the most rushing yards by a winner that was also a QB. It’s truly awesome to have seen this & we should all be honored to have witnessed it. Here are videos of him winning the trophy.
Here is the podcast from today’s edition of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville. Your host Steve Rummage was in the house alongside the Social Media Extraordinaire, Jeremy Wahman. Today we talked Heisman, Heisman, Heisman & Heisman. Our guy Nicky V was in studio laying down the tracks as our producer. Chef Nick took us all the way from New York style Pizza to bludgeoning people with a heavy metal statue. Speaking of statues: Does Lamar deserve a statue if he brings home the hardware tonight? We think so and so did a lot of the callers. We asked on Twitter last night for you to give us your top 3 UofL Football moments and you did BIG TIME! I will post a separate post in just a few minutes with all of your responses due to the overwhelming amount of Tweets. We also talked about Basketball for 5 minutes. If you missed it earlier then you MUST check it out now! The Cardinal Sports Zone show is brought to you by JB’S Pub on Central alongside of Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and.
If you cannot be by a TV tonight 93.9 The Ville will broadcast everything emanating from the Heisman Trophy ceremony starting at 7pm! ESPN Audio Now, iHeart, TuneIn app plus streaming on ESPN Louisville.com!
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Lamar has been busy the past few days. Our friends at @UofLFootball have put together a video showing what Lamar has been up to today in NYC. I also wanted to include some stuff I had seen throughout the day. Lamar Jackson is in NYC preparing for the Heisman Trophy Ceremony which happens tomorrow night at 8pm. The ceremony will be on ESPN & will also be broadcast live on 93.9 The Ville! Enjoy!
In a sign of things to come, Lamar made history tonight. He became the first Cardinal to ever win the Maxwell Award for the nations Player Of The Year & the first Card to win the Walter Camp Player of The Year Award. He was also named to the All-American team. He somehow lost the O’Brien award (best QB) to a guy that finished second to Lamar in the ACC Player Of The Year Race:
2016 ACC Player of the Year
Lamar Jackson, Louisville 36
Deshaun Watson, Clemson 5
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Tonight it was made official. Lamar Jackson was named a Heisman Trophy finalist. Lamar & 4 other athletes were invited to New York for the ceremony which will air live at 8pm on ESPN. Here is the official release and the presser via periscope.
Also here are a few graphics showing how impressive this year was overall:
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Ever wanted to see all 51 of Lamar’s TD’S in one place at the same time? You can now. Our friends at the ACC Digital Network have compiled this video that shows them all. Enjoy!
We all know the results were disastrous Sunday after Louisville’s loss to the team down the road. We all thought well there goes the Orange Bowl! (I thought so) Maybe Not. There goes Lamar’s Heisman! (I did not think so myself) That also does not seem to be a foregone conclusion either. Multiple talking heads have stated he still has a firm grip on it as well. Then we got this from our guy Jeff Greer:
So there you go. The only certainty after Sunday is that we were embarrassed about the team we lost to.
The Louisville Twitter-verse exploded after the CFP Poll was released. We just want a rhyme or reason. We still don’t have it. The CFPP Chairman said Michigan having three top 10 wins was the reason they didn’t move after losing to 5-4 Iowa at the time. They have three top 10 wins because the committee put Penn State, Wisconsin & Colorado a lot higher than they deserve to be solely to validate this ranking. Michigan lost their starting QB, that should be a factor. It was not. There are other problems too. It’s not just Michigan. Penalizing us for close wins & vindicating other teams positions for the same reasons. Get out of here. That awful Duke loss looks better by the week too. Don’t get me started. Whew. These guys are warriors & deserve the committee’s respect. Joey Galloway gets paid to talk about college football also. Let that sink in. Nevertheless I wanted to put up a quick post showing you the teams reactions. Think the disrespect caught their eyes?
I think they noticed. Houston….YOU have a problem….