Happy Heisman day.
Spread check (basketball): No line.
Spread check (football): LSU by 3.
"I predict that Louisville, Kentucky will have another World Champion." @MuhammadAli #L1C4LIT pic.twitter.com/u5hJVduGsa— Louisville Athletics (@GoCards) December 9, 2016
Pretty big fan of the Kenny McCormick look that Lamar was sporting all day yesterday.
2016 Heisman Finalists in Times Square. #Heisman pic.twitter.com/jVxYPR9EEH— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 9, 2016
.@Lj_era8 takes a selfie with the other @HeismanTrophy finalists pic.twitter.com/m2e4tuINuD— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 9, 2016
Finally arrived!!! pic.twitter.com/xiXkIUhbAM— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 9, 2016
Lamar Jackson has arrived in NYC after a long morning #Heisman pic.twitter.com/a2omcQbB8v— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 9, 2016
Bundled up and off to NYC #Heisman pic.twitter.com/3gRIxQhc2B— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 9, 2016
Huge fan of the guy sitting to his right in the last picture. No idea that the best college football player in the country is next to him. Just focused on his crossword.
Waggener High School's Larry Harper has received a preferred walk-on offer from Louisville.
Colin Holba is headed to the Senior Bowl.
Aaron Torres of Fox Sports lists all the reasons why the thought of anyone other than Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday is preposterous.
He's the most "valuable" player in the sport, too
Yes, I know that the terminology that the Heisman committee uses is "Most Outstanding Player" in college football, but I like to think of it this way: If you removed fill-in-the-blank player from his team, who would be impacted the most? Looking back on previous Heisman winners like Johnny Manziel, Marcus Mariota and Robert Griffin III, the answer is obvious. Heck, it even was obvious last year with Derrick Henry, who quite literally put Alabama's offense on his back.
So I ask: How much would Clemson really have been impacted if it lost Watson? Yes, he's an incredibly gifted player. But the Tigers have had 1,000-yard receivers and explosive offenses before Watson arrived and will after he leaves. Mayfield and Dede Westbrook needed each other much more than they had singular impact. Jabrill Peppers was fun, but how much impact did he really make?
But Jackson? He was the difference-maker in college football this year. Even a quarterback of average athleticism would have been killed behind Louisville's offensive line, and the defense did him no favors, either.
At the end of the day, Jackson was the best and most valuable player in college football. And the only person deserving of winning this year's Heisman Trophy.
The ACC gives its ultimate Lamar Jackson Heisman highlight reel.
U of L previews Saturday's basketball game against Texas Southern.
He was being selfish I didn't get to take a pic with his mother all love bra @DeshaunWatson4 pic.twitter.com/xPkvIYIsAo— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) December 9, 2016
The fine folks over at Strait Pinkie are selling leap shirts for just 16 bucks today and tomorrow in honor of Heisman weekend.
Louisville is up to No. 9 in Gary Parrish's daily rankings for CBS.
Brian is kindly covering for me. I drew this.
My kindergarten son Jonas writes/draws his experience watching Lamar Jackson for school #Lamar4Heisman @Lj_era8 @UofLFootball @CardChronicle pic.twitter.com/ySynfTA6Qx— Brian Smith (@TCD_brian) December 9, 2016
Jeff Greer notes that despite all the preseason chatter, defense is still king for Louisville basketball.
Pitt's Brian O'Neill is the winner of the 2016 Piesman Trophy.
Great running into highly-favored Heisman contender Lamar Jackson right after my interview with @nflnetwork @MarcusSmith_ Good luck, Lamar! pic.twitter.com/KSTi2ZOgDS— Tony Dorsett (@Tony_Dorsett) December 9, 2016
I wrote about Syracuse's slow start and how we all screwed up by looking at them in the preseason as a "Final four team" instead of a "team that probably shouldn't have made the NCAA Tournament." It happens often in college basketball.
Mike Brey out here firing bullets at Duke and Washington.
Mike Brey off the top rope!!! pic.twitter.com/NjDwPnGony— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) December 9, 2016
Louisville alumni in New York are sharing in Lamar's Heisman celebration.
We found the one person in Louisville who is not on board with L1C4Lit.
Favorite Lamar memory @CardChronicle @JohnRamseyUofL pic.twitter.com/nZeroXQDFZ— Jnone (@rawlingsStreet) December 9, 2016
Louisville's Emmonnie Henderson set a new school record to win the women's shot put at the Hoosier Open on Friday evening
LSU has started preparing for the Louisville offense.
Kelsi Worrell picked up her fifth medal in four days at the FINA Short Course World Championships.
Pompano Beach, FL ➡️ Louisville, KY ➡️ New York, NY— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 8, 2016
A #ThrowbackThursday look at our @HeismanTrophy Finalist. pic.twitter.com/VJPLpilmIw
Charlie Strong is in preliminary talks to take the South Florida job, which I think is a great fit.
Lamar Jackson and Teddy Bridgewater share "a special bond."
This is Steve Spirrier trying to take a selfie with his trophy. I love this man so damn much. pic.twitter.com/98xXjQnYQ1— Morgan Moriarty (@Morgan_Moriarty) December 9, 2016
Kansas big man Carlton Bragg is facing some pretty serious charges.
Lamar has a message for Cardinal fans:
No. 8 checking in from NYC, with a special message to #CardNation and his Heisman supporters. #L1C4LIT pic.twitter.com/VSw8OFGLDV— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 9, 2016
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