September 25, 2012 in Sports

Heisman ‘best of show’

 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday that the Heisman Trophy is a popularity contest for “show dogs” with the winner now usually the best player on which team voters feel is the best. Fisher (pictured), who is adamant about trying to shield his players from outside distractions, bristled briefly when asked about quarterback EJ Manuel’s chances of winning the award. “Like I say, that’s for show dogs,” Fisher said in response to a question at his weekly media availability. “If you want to parade him around and do all that, I’d rather have a hunting dog. When I let him out of that truck, he’s ready to go,” Fisher said. “I think that’s what he is and I think he understands that. He’s mature enough to understand that.” Fisher did say it would be “wonderful” if Manuel won the Heisman, considered the most coveted individual honor in college football. – AP

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