Then you haven't really been paying attention to Texas. Or you dislike them so much it's clouded your ability to unbiased. He's pretty damn good and the difference between his freshman and sophomore seasons was pretty drastic. I'm sure they're projecting him to improve again this season, which is not a given. I don't see him as a Heisman candidate unless UT makes the playoff as a one loss team, but he's really good. If we'd of had him last year instead on Corndog, we'd have probably been in the B12 championship game. At the very least, he wouldn't have let us get our asses kicked by the bottom half of the standings.
The kid was good. 3,300 yards at almost 65% clip... 25-5 TD/INT ratio and lead them to a big bowl win over UGA. He also ran for almost 500 yards. He scored 2 in the air and on the ground against us last season.
Was not in top 20 for yards last year, 700 behind Cornelius.
Was not in top 25 for TDs last year (25 TDs vs. Cornelius' #8 rank with 32 TDs).
TC had more total TDs.
32nd in passing efficiency (TC 36th)
72nd passing yards per completion (TC 14th)
7th Points Responsible For (TC 5th)
29th Total Offense (TC 7th).
Again, he is serviceable, but far, far, far from deserving to be in any Heisman discussion. Ask yourself this....if TC was back, do you think he would have been in discussion this year? I doubt it, but TC had better numbers and would have been returning with one of the top running backs, a top WR, a much better WR Corp, and a line that by all expectations should be significantly better.
And BTW, my optics are skewed by the fact he is an arrogant punk.
His freshman to sophomore numbers are skewed by the fact he shared reps with Beuchelle for a big chunk of his freshman season.
And the part about if we had him instead of TC we would have won the B12 is unadulterated nonsense.