Caught this bit of news sliding across the Twitter machine:
75th Anniversary #FWAA All-America Team led by six players from @HuskerFBNation http://t.co/9zT6y7F7qf— FWAA (@TheFWAA) August 20, 2015
Four Longhorns made the list. A list that admittedly is nearly impossible to put together. Spanning 75 years produces a lot of very good players. Let's let hometown scribe Kurt Bohls talk about it.
"This was one of the most fun, yet most difficult exercises I've had in life – next to parallel parking, that is," said FWAA 75th All-America Committee chairman Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman. "Truly, it was an exciting – if not impossible – task to find the best 75 college football players ever. Please save your hate mail, but feel free to weigh in and tell us how we messed up. And I'm sure we did, but no one should argue that it wasn't a great idea to honor the best who have ever played the game. Let the debating begin."
Gotta say, I think there may be an omission or two.
The quarterbacks of the top two teams are both Heisman Trophy winners: Staubach and Tim Tebow of Florida. Quarterback Tommie Frazier of Nebraska was selected to the third team after leading Nebraska to back-to-back national titles and finishing runner-up in the Heisman Trophy his senior season.
LULZ. No Vince Young? Heck, no Cam Newton? The Tebow-lust is strong in this group.
Scipio already talked about the Tommie Frazier Misunderstood System QB thing.
All six of the running backs are Heisman Trophy winners: Griffin, Georgia's Herschel Walker, Pittsburgh's Tony Dorsett, Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders, Auburn's Bo Jackson and SMU's Doak Walker.
Fun exercise, if actual coaches are picking players, where does Earl get taken? You know what they say about calling roll. I can see Ricky going ahead of Doak. Doak would have agreed. They were friends.
It doesn't really matter. Just something to talk about in these final days before the season gets underway. What else do you all agree/disagree with?