Will BCS-haters vote for Colt Brennan to make a statement?

Mike Hunt, a H------ Trophy voter from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, makes a case against the BCS and seems to suggest that he might vote for Colt Brennan.

...the TV pundits insisted that Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden and Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel were the smart choices. So did most of the Web sites that concern themselves with such matters.

But according to a game that was on Friday night, they were forgetting about a guy who looked pretty darned worthy. Maybe it was the rule about being the best player in the U.S. that threw them. Maybe some people don't consider Hawaii part of the country.

Colt Brennan - now there's a guy I'd vote for just on the coolness of his name - threw for 495 yards against Boise State, which didn't win the national championship last year because it was Boise State. He's passed for more touchdowns than anyone in Division I history. If you put all the footballs he's completed end to end, they'd stretch from Honolulu to Seattle.

It's too bad that no one is taking Colt Brennan seriously for the Heisman, just as Hawaii will get the Boise State treatment in the BCS. Hawaii has a good chance to be 12-0, but the team and its quarterback are regrettably downgraded because of their schedule. It's not always Hawaii's fault, because no one wants to go out there and play the Warriors now that they're good. Just ask Michigan State, which paid a large escape fee to make Hawaii go away.

Just as the system did not allow Boise State to rise any higher than the spellbinding Fiesta Bowl last season, we'll never know if Brennan and Hawaii, if they win out, could have competed against the big boys.

Is that a factor that the pundits are forgetting here? That a vote for Colt Brennan is a vote against the BCS - at least in the mind of some Trophy voters?

Kari Chisholm | November 25, 2007 | Comment on This Post (3 so far)
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I have been watching Colt for a couple of years now and he is consistently the best there is in football. He deserves the Trophy this year and no matter where you are from in the country he should received your vote.

Posted by: Bill | Nov 28, 2007 1:18:02 PM

This is my first year actually watching Colt play and I've got to admit, I've also seen the other 'top cantidates' play. Colt is the best one out of them all by far. It is just horrible that the Heisman voters don't watch West Coast games, or that Michigan State was able to pay this so called 'escape fee' just to not play Hawaii. The Warriors should get some tougher games, against some teams from the Big 12, the Pac-10 or even some moe games against ANYONE in the top 25. COLT FOR HEISMAN

Posted by: Kyle | Nov 28, 2007 4:58:44 PM

If we go with stats compared with all the candidates Colt should win it hands down. Political media control will not allow it to happen. They should have given a consideration for 2006 for the stats he set. There will never be another QB in our time with his abilities, his great vision to read defences,incredible throwing accuracy. Just a little insight, his record for career touchdowns were accomplised in three years, Detmer did it in FOUR!!! When you pick a candidate you should look at the whole picture, of what he as a individual has done to improve a teams program. Teams like Hawaii never get their just rewards because of political biased conjecture. Many fans are upset with these ovious obsevations

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