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Old 11-07-2006   #1
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Default Kevin Kolb - Heisman Run!?!?

First off...before all of you Longhorn, Sooner, Aggie & (other) fans jump on me, I gotta first throw out the obvious comment. I KNOW that the competition is weaker in the C-USA. But keep in mind, so is the protection and the surrounding talent. So sure the D's that KOLB is throwing against isn't BIG 12, PAC-10, SEC, etc EVERY week...but he also has 1, 2 & 3 star talent at his disposal which kind of evens the field, IMO (unlike the schools who consistently win the Heisman getting mainly 4 & 5 star talent year after year.

With all that said...KEVIN KOLB has consistently put up EYE-POPPING numbers that are in the TOP-5 in practically all positive categories. Not to mention, the TEAM faltered in 3 consecutive games and lost by a COMBINED total of 8 points. 1 Loss being to THE U (Miami), in which by even Coach Briles words "U of H should have won". For those of you whom overlook the COOGS, check these out :

TOP 5 QB in NCAA IA in TOTAL YARDS
TOP 5 QB in NCAA IA in QB RATING with over 2000 yards passing
TIED for 1st with HEISMAN-LEADING CANDIDATE Troy Smith with TD/INT ratio (22 / 3)

And DON'T EVEN try to say "it's a PASS-HEAVY" system that gives misleading numbers. Check out HOUSTON COUGAR's RUSHING NUMBERS

Tied for 9th in RUSHING Touchdown
Tied for 23rd in %-Rush average

I won't even bother pulling the shoulda/coulda/woulda card by saying that if we had not faltered in the 3 last-minute losses that we'd be WELL into the Top 25 IN THE COUNTRY (currently sitting #30th...with votes in EVERY major poll for top 25 consideration). Our D let all 3 teams surpass our 4th Quarter lead...but you lose as a TEAM, not a group or an individual...so I'm not EXCUSING it.

Instead, I'll focus on the fact the the HEISMAN trophy is always said to recognize the ONE player that elevates the team and is the single-pure performer for it's respective program. And although COACH BRILES has done an EXCELLENT JOB with coaching up the talent that U of H is able to recruit. We would be SADLY mistaken to not recognize KEVIN KOLB as a legit candidate for the HEISMAN. Look at the team....and look at what KEVIN KOLB has achieved in 4 years as a starter for U OF H breaking practically (if not EVERY) passing record in a school with a VERY STORIED history of QB's likely only second to QB-U, MIAMI.

In case you didn't know, Kiper and a few others had KOLB on the Heisman watch prior to the 2004 season. He also showed up this summer for 2006, but was quickly surpassed by TROY-SMITH HYPE.

I say it's time U OF H fans/supporters need to rattle some cages and give KEVIN KOLB the just due of AT LEAST an invite & consideration for the HEISMAN.

(as a side note, it was announced that KOLB is being considered for the UNITAS golden arm award.) THAT is great. But the HEISMAN is what KOLB has rightfully earned for all of his work, talent and excellence!



They snubbed the COOGS in 1996 by ignoring us for THE BIG 12. And it's time we show them that they messed up!

Now lets make sure that we finish out this season STRONG and close out 2006 with a BOWL VICTORY and our 1st TOP 25 RANKING in over a decade!!!
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i can see kubiak pickin koln, i think hes a QB that fits our system very well, if im not mistaken (haven't watched any UH games) but he is almost like david carr, can throw well and run if he needs to, but i know there are some real UH fans over here, so if im wrong correct me, but what i've seen out of the guy, i think if we can get him in a late 1st day pick, i would take him, just incase carr doesnt cutt it
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I still cant beleive they picked Baylor over UH.

Everyone knows that UH would have flourished with the big 12 behind them. And I dont think VY would have been a Longhorn had that happened.

Baylor is pathetic, and really shouldnt be in a big boy conference.
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They snubbed the COOGS in 1996 by ignoring us for THE BIG 12. And it's time we show them that they messed up!

Now lets make sure that we finish out this season STRONG and close out 2006 with a BOWL VICTORY and our 1st TOP 25 RANKING in over a decade!!!
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I still cant beleive they picked Baylor over UH.

Everyone knows that UH would have flourished with the big 12 behind them. And I dont think VY would have been a Longhorn had that happened.

Baylor is pathetic, and really shouldnt be in a big boy conference.
Agree, never knew why the Big XII overlooked a state school with a large student enrollement, and is localed in the 4th largest city in the US. It just doesn't make since.

And I also agree that they would have floursished in the Big XII, but I don't know if Vince would have gone there over UT. One thing Mack can do is recruit.
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I think Kolb has zero chance of being nominated for Heisman, but then there was Andre Ware. I think it is crazy to say "it's the system" that a QB gets lots of yardage. Can't the same be said for a running back? Still UH gets minimal national exposure. On my draft for 2007 I think Texans should go for Kolb in 3rd round as I think he will be available.
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if houston beat miami, he'd have a shot.
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I think Kolb has zero chance of being nominated for Heisman, but then there was Andre Ware. I think it is crazy to say "it's the system" that a QB gets lots of yardage. Can't the same be said for a running back? Still UH gets minimal national exposure. On my draft for 2007 I think Texans should go for Kolb in 3rd round as I think he will be available.
Some sytems are just more numbers friendly....but you do have to have some talent to win the Heisman. I think the "system" argument has merit (discount some of his hype) but football is one game that is less about numbers and more about cluch play at key times. I state over and over that football is much less about numbers than most other sports because the numbers are not always a good indicator of great play like they are in other sports with more one on one matchups. If it was, guys like Hawaii's Tim Chang is one of the greatest QB talents ever.....well, um....no.

That said, I think Kolb is one of the top QB prospects in this draft and deserves a look...but I don't think he has a chance for the Heisman as well.
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I still cant beleive they picked Baylor over UH.

Everyone knows that UH would have flourished with the big 12 behind them. And I dont think VY would have been a Longhorn had that happened.

Baylor is pathetic, and really shouldnt be in a big boy conference.
Politics. Baylor had too many people in power during that transition period. No way they were going to let Baylor get left behind.
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I still cant beleive they picked Baylor over UH.

Everyone knows that UH would have flourished with the big 12 behind them. And I dont think VY would have been a Longhorn had that happened.

Baylor is pathetic, and really shouldnt be in a big boy conference.
I would be willing to bet that Baylor also helps the Big 12 graduation rate.
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