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Old 11-07-2004   #21
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Thats right I was so pissed when I heard he was commiting to OU, Most of OUs roster is from Texas, if half of those guys went to UT we would have a powerhouse.
the problem isn't the talent, the problem is the coaching. if you can't do anything with the talent, it doesn't matter who you bring in.

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If I understand right this Peterson kid was a longtime Longhorn fan and had every intention of going there. Then he was at a OU/UT game or watched one and decided they were much better than UT so he went there.
being a fan is only so much, if he saw that he has a better chance to do big things at OU then he has to take advantage of that, he knows that he won't get to play for anything at UT, except maybe a berth in the holiday bowl
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I still like Benson better than Peterson. Benson has a higher YPC, almost twice as many TD's, more yards from scrimmage, and is the primary reason Texas has only 1 loss. Peterson has the luxury of playing with a Heisman QB. Benson has the luxury of playing with a QB that is just learning of an invention known as the "forward pass". Peterson might be better in the long run, but I think Benson is better right now.
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who cares about the long run
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Peterson is the better talent. Benson is the better RB (right now).

As for Heisman comparisons...

Benson - 242 carries, 1,438 yards (5.9 avg.), 17 TDs
Peterson - 239 carries, 1,373 yards (5.7 avg.), 9 TDs
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Those numbers should speak for themselves. Peterson is not the best rb in the nation, he's not even the best in the Big 12. He is a good back, but the only reason he's getting so much hype is because he's a freshman. His numbers wouldn't catch nearly as much attention otherwise (just look at benson).
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[quote=Houston Sooner]I just hope he doesn't get screwed and not be invited to New York..



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i saw this kid play when he was in highschool,,,We/Huntsville played him and he ran all over us and we had a fairly good D !!! He had like 400 hundred rushing yards on us,,, i guess i can brag huh
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Those numbers should speak for themselves. Peterson is not the best rb in the nation, he's not even the best in the Big 12. He is a good back, but the only reason he's getting so much hype is because he's a freshman. His numbers wouldn't catch nearly as much attention otherwise (just look at benson).
You're right, they should speak for themselves when talking about the Heisman. But it's been called the "Hypesman" for a number of years now for a reason.

Watch, Benson will win the Doak Walker and will finish higher in every other "Player of the Year" award that there is. But because of its nature, Peterson will finish higher in the Heisman voting.
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Look at the undefeated teams. Find the guy that is the star offensive player for that team. If they score a lot, that player is a Heisman Candidate. IT has become the biggest impact player on a great team instead of the best player in the country. The system is flawed.
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Hammhock,

So you really wish Peterson doesn't get invited to NYC? Hmm.. I bet he goes before Bluntsen
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Look at the undefeated teams. Find the guy that is the star offensive player for that team. If they score a lot, that player is a Heisman Candidate. IT has become the biggest impact player on a great team instead of the best player in the country. The system is flawed.
Guess that rules out Peterson.

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So you really wish Peterson doesn't get invited to NYC? Hmm.. I bet he goes before Bluntsen
Two witty twists on names in one posts. Remarkable.
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