That he didn't win a championship proves nothing. Where is Marino's
Case had 2 attempts to win a conference title, the first time in 2009
(ECU) he hit a receiver square on in the chest for a game winning
touchdown. It was not caught, bounced up, and was interecepted
in the endzone by a defensive player to end the game. He played
that game in foul weather, horrid wind, and conditions that should
have killed the air-raid attack completely. He also lost his starting
left guard to an injury against rice the previous week and was under
massive pressure the entire game.
In fact, the last play is still on youtube. The receiver had position,
the ball was where it needed to be. A catch = a win. (4:56 mark)
The only beef is that with 40 some-odd seconds left Keenum could
have tried to move closer to the goal line to get a higher percentage
The second attempt was against souther miss in 2011. Anyone that
follows the program knows how that went. The entire team collapsed
in that game and the head coach (who didn't bother to gameplan
for it until the previous thursday) was already out the door to aTm.
I can tell you this -- before Keenum, UH had either the longest
(or second longest) bowl game losing streak in all of NCAA D1
football. In the bowl games he played in he was 2-1, breaking that
Kevin Kolb -- drafted in the second round and winner of the conference
USA championship in 2006 for UH never won a bowl game.
No body is annointing Keenum the savior of the Texans. I'm just asking
people to hold off on the stupid (and unjustified) knocks he seems
to be taking.
Let it play out for a couple of years. We might have an Aaron Rodgers
like story when Matt retires or moves on.. (or not)
Originally Posted by b0ng
People are pointing out to speedfreak that Keenum did not in fact have magical performances in every big game in his career no matter how much he might try to marginalize below average performances in conference championships or whatnot. I didn't even have to dig because I know Keenum never won a championship in C-USA and had been there at least once or twice.
I'm not a Keenum hater, I hope he does succeed against the almost insurmountable odds against him. But trying to paint him as the savior of the Houston Texans when there is very very very little footage of him against NFL players is silly.