According to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the Georgia Bulldogs do not plan on running a Heisman campaign for their starting quarterback Aaron Murray. Often times, schools will put in a lot of time, effort and resources in to campaigns, but the Bulldogs plan to let Murray’s play speak for itself.
Claude Felton, the school’s associate athletics director for communications, addressed the situation on Thursday, via CBS Sports:
“Today is a different age than the days of what many remember and what is perceived a as the traditional ‘Heisman Campaign,’ ” Felton said in an e-mail on Thursday. “The most important things in my view are name recognition, being on television, and playing well when you are on TV. Name recognition is not an issue with Aaron, who has been around now four years.
“He’s the only QB in SEC history to throw for more than 3,000 yards three consecutive years already. Virtually all our games are on television. Three of our first four games this fall are against teams potentially in the nation’s pre-season top ten–Clemson, South Carolina, and LSU. We’ll see how things stand at the end of September.”
It was just last season that Murray threw for 3,893 yards and 36 touchdowns.
With another solid season under his belt, the Bulldogs signal-caller will own nearly every major SEC passing record.
If dominating the SEC record books isn’t enough to win you a Heisman trophy, then I don’t know what is. After all, it worked for Tim Tebow, Cam Newton and Johnny Manziel.