I’ve been waiting for this since before Marcus Mariota was born. Bill Musgrave was a fringe Heisman candidate in 1989 and 1990. Both Reuben Droughns and Akili Smith received some attention in the late 1990s, with Smith famously promising to bring the Heisman to Eugene. Joey Harrington was made the center of a notorious PR campaign for the Heisman, and ended up as the only finalist in school history. The award belonged to Dennis Dixon, until a terrible night in Tucson. By the time LaMichael came along, the award had become the domain of of dual-threat quarterbacks.
And so it’s about time.
— Andy McNamara (@McNamaraUO) December 14, 2014
Here’s to hoping that Mariota will be able to buy a suit that fits with the immense amount of money he should start making next year.