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Steve Kragthorpe would like you to consider Tyler Lorenzen on your Heisman ballot

Have you ever found yourself inheriting the same mannerisms of someone or someones close to you that you initially ridiculed? I think it's happening to Steve Kragthorpe.

When the Cardinal head coach was asked yesterday about Connecticut quarterback Tyler Lorenzen - the same Tyler Lorenzen currently under heavy scrutiny in Storrs for his propensity to throw the ball to the other team - Kragthorpe served up a comparison that would have made Rick Pitino blush: reigning Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.

"He's the Big East's Tim Tebow right now," Kragthorpe said. "I really feel that way. He's a big, strong, physical runner. I saw him at Big East media day, and he looked like a daggum linebacker. (UConn) does a lot of things like Florida does to put the ball in his hands and run things with him that you normally don't see, like quarterback power, quarterback wrap, quarterback counter. There's definitely a designed quarterback run package they use with Tyler, and they should because he's a very good runner."

Kragthorpe concluded by saying he felt Morehead State would be the most difficult season-opener in the history of Louisville basketball.