Heisman Watch: Huston favors Collin Klein
College football writer for CBS Sports and Heisman Trophy voter Chris Huston
joins the Bald Faced Truth with guest host Fletcher Johnson to talk about who will win the Heisman Trophy. Huston served in the sports information office at Southern California, where he coordinated the Heisman campaigns for Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart. After leaving USC, Huston began to blog about the Heisman Trophy voting process for various media outlets. He breaks down the intricacies of how the Heisman Trophy winner is selected and who he thinks is favored to win the award this season.
Fletcher and Chris begin their conversation by discussing Chris’s favorite candidate to win the Heisman this year. After leading the Kansas State Wildcats to an impressive undefeated season, Chris believes that quarterback Chris Klein will prevail among the Heisman voters. Chris also talks about why a Heisman winner does not necessarily need a “Heisman moment” to win. He explains how neither quarterbacks Jason White nor Matt Leinart won the trophy with a signature moment, but by putting up impressive numbers over an entire season. Chris also discusses why Oregon running back Kenjon Barner has a better chance to win the Heisman than his teammate Marcus Mariota. Finally, Huston dispels the myth that the Heisman winner needs to play on the best team. Chris argues that several former Heisman winners have won despite the poor performance of their team.