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Houston won't make a show of Keenum's milestone

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08:16 AM ET 11.03 | Case Keenum isn't through setting records, and the next one on the horizon is a biggie -- all-time passing yardage. The University of Houston athletic department is proud of all this, but it is not making a big show of it. Its Web site hosts a page called "A Case for the Heisman," and will put him on national TV at any opportunity, but there are no billboards and no Case Keenum bobbleheads getting stuffed in beat writers' mailboxes. ... "It's a reflection of the culture of our athletic department," athletic director Mack Rhoades said. "We prefer to let our results speak for themselves. That doesn't mean we're not going to push in certain ways for Case to be included in any of the Heisman Trophy discussions, because we believe he should be."

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November 3, 2011  08:25 AM ET

or maybe it's a reflection of their athletic department budget.

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November 3, 2011  08:37 AM ET
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The next Kevin Kolb?

Or Vince Young??? Maybe Matt Leinart!!! LOL.

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November 3, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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Tim Couch???

Akili Smith and Joey Harrington, yes the list goes on!!!

November 3, 2011  09:07 AM ET

When I see Keenum it reminds me that three pretty good QBs all played HS football at the same time in Abilene, TX and no one really knew how good they would be at that time. And they didn't play against each other since they were in different classifications. Tyler Potts at 5A Abilene High (Texas Tech), Case Keenum at 3A Abilene Wylie and Colt McCoy at 2A Tuscola-Jim Ned. Not bad for a small place.

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November 3, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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When I see Keenum it reminds me that three pretty good QBs all played HS football at the same time in Abilene, TX and no one really knew how good they would be at that time. And they didn't play against each other since they were in different classifications. Tyler Potts at 5A Abilene High (Texas Tech), Case Keenum at 3A Abilene Wylie and Colt McCoy at 2A Tuscola-Jim Ned. Not bad for a small place.

That's amazing!!!!!

November 3, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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I say this with no sarcasm but really happen to Volunteer football? I remember the championship year and when Tenn was an elite program. Did their best recruiters leave or was it the rise of GA and Auburn? What happened?

where to begin...

1. Fulmer deciding not to do much of anything from around 2004-2008.
2. Kiffin's disastrous 2009 recruiting class, of which maybe 5 are left.
3. Rise of LSU, USCjr and Auburn (as of late) and the resurgence of Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
4. Lack of instate talent
5. Pending sanctions hanging over the program the past 2 years
6. For 2011, their 4 best players being out: 3 to injury, 1 to suspension, all for the year

So it's an entire chizot storm of stuff over the last 8 years or so. I have trust that Dooley is going to get them back to the top of the pack but it's going to take a while. Does that answer your question?
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November 3, 2011  09:34 AM ET
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Yeah. The only thing I can't figure out is the in state talent . I knew something was up when Patrick Turner went to USC instead of Tenn. The Nashville and Memphis metro areas should produce some good players. All Frank Beamer did at VA Tech is get a consistant flow of players from Eastern and Central Virginia.

Good point, I was very surprised when Turner went to USC instead of Tenn!!!

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November 3, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Keenum was passed over in recruiting because of his height now he's 6-2 210. He is a good leader and makes great decisions. His arm strength is underrated due to the system he plays in which tends to somewhat hide it. He can also make plays with his feet. I'm not sure if he can make those "NFL throws" because the system he plays in doesn't feature deep sideline and deep out routes. This kid will get his chance on an NFL roster. It's too bad the Heisman has turned into a media-driven beauty contest or Keenum would have a shot at the award.

 
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