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Uphill Climb To Back To Back Heisman

The Heisman Trophy, the ultimate college football accolade, is the ultimate testament to individual excellence and on-field dominance. Winning this prestigious award is a remarkable achievement, but achieving back-to-back victories in this award is nearly impossible. Many greats have tried, but the only player to ever do it was Archie Griffin, star running back for Ohio State University in 1974 and 1975. Since then, it's almost like they don't want to have someone win back-to-back victorious.


Increased Expectations And Pressure:


Maintaining the same level of performance can be overwhelming after winning the Heisman trophy. Caleb Williams is facing the heavy weight of expectations on his shoulders to meet or exceed the incredibly high standards he set in his award-winning season. Opponents will be better prepared to counter his playing style, which requires him to adapt constantly.


USC's defensive struggles will eventually affect the offense. In the first week against San Jose State, they managed to get away with it. However, spending most of the game on the field due to the inability of their defense to stop bigger teams like Oregon, Washington, and Utah can exhaust the offense and make it challenging to maintain consistency in winning and competing at a high level.


A Year Of Tape:


The previous Heisman winner, Bryce Young, faced tough opposition as defenses analyzed his playing style and strategized against his strengths. Despite being a favorite for back-to-back wins, he lost twice due to the defensive tactics used against him. This year's Heisman hopeful, Caleb Williams, will likely face the same scrutiny as defensive coordinators across the country study his playing style and strengths.


As a result, they will adjust their tactics to counter his abilities, potentially limiting his impact on the field and making it more challenging to repeat his standout performances. Like Bryce Young, I predict that Williams may see a decrease in his passing yards, dropping from over 4500 to around 3500. Bryce Young experienced a similar drop in passing yards last year, from about 4800 in 2021.



The Roller Coaster Of College Football:


College football is known for its unpredictability. It's kind of like a roller coaster. You could feel on top of the world in one game, lose the next, and go into a tunnel of turmoil. You must expect the unexpected in college football because something is always coming. While Caleb Williams may have played lights out in his Heisman-winning season, external factors beyond his control could affect his chances of becoming the first quarterback to become a back-to-back Heisman Trophy winner.


Each year in college, football brings forth new talents and rising stars. Teams can change overnight in today's game with how the transfer portal is set up. The competition for the Heisman Trophy is fierce, with numerous outstanding players competing for the prestigious title. While Caleb Williams may have been a standout last year, the emergence of new contenders with impressive statistics and game-changing skills can divert the spotlight away from him.


Who My Money's On!


There's a lot of buzz around Jayden Daniels as a potential Heisman-winning quarterback for Louisiana State University. Despite not being a favorite last year, he has impressed with his stats, throwing for 17 touchdowns and only three interceptions while rushing for 11 touchdowns and over 850 yards. His Heisman odds opened at +2000 but are now sitting at +900 at the start of the season, making him a strong contender.


Last year, at the Manning Camp, Daniels stood out as the most successful and accurate downhill quarterback. He's also supported by a talented team, with several four-star wide receivers on the roster, including Malik Nabers, who some are predicting could be the second wide receiver taken in the draft after Marvin Harrison Jr. It's his second year playing under head coach Brian Kelly, and with their combined experience, Daniels has a good shot at taking home the Heisman trophy.


Winning the Heisman Trophy in consecutive years is a difficult task due to the need for defensive adjustments, evolving competition, and the unpredictable nature of the sport. Caleb Williams will face these obstacles on his journey to greatness; only time will tell how he navigates them.


Will Caleb Williams Win B2B Heismans?

  • Yes

  • No


 

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