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Barkley's Heisman campaign: There's an app for that

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08:13 AM ET 07.25 | Welcome to a new era in Heisman campaigning. Now USC is putting its mark on the genre with a cutting-edge campaign in support of senior quarterback Matt Barkley. Starting in mid-August, fans and media will be able to download, for free, a mobile application for Android or iPhone called 'Project Tro7an'. The app will allow media and postseason awards voters to closely follow Barkley and the other Trojan honors candidates by providing easily sortable data, biographic information and highlight videos. "It's the 21st century. It's 2012," said Barkley. "Everyone has a smart phone or mobile device. Instead of a blog or web site, we wanted to put everything at people's fingertips."

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July 25, 2012  08:33 AM ET

Guess he doesn't already have enough pressure on him?

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July 25, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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who does ESPN like?

Does the 7 in trogan include Bush and OJ?

July 25, 2012  10:09 AM ET

What's the Heisman worth after all? Really, put up the numbers, win games, you will wind up high in the draft. After that, let the chips fall.

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July 25, 2012  10:47 AM ET

Why not an app?

July 25, 2012  10:54 AM ET
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who does ESPN like?

ESPN liked Luck last year!! You see what happened there!! Really IMO, I think there will be QBs other than Barkley, with better stats this year. If USC can get their running game together, Barkley will not have to pass 25/30 times a game.

July 25, 2012  10:59 AM ET
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What's the Heisman worth after all? Really, put up the numbers, win games, you will wind up high in the draft. After that, let the chips fall.

Exactly!!!!! Great point!!!

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July 25, 2012  12:04 PM ET
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Not every Heisman winner has been a high draft pick though.

Very good point!!!

July 25, 2012  12:05 PM ET

If he plays well enough then it's not needed.
If he doesn't play well enough then it's not deserved.
An app won't help him play any better, or worse, just another marketing gimmick.

July 25, 2012  12:19 PM ET

App Schmapp ... win games, put up numbers, get drafted in the top 10, get a swimsuit model girlfriend and millions of bucks, who cares about the Heisman

July 25, 2012  12:35 PM ET
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who does ESPN like?

David Ash

July 25, 2012  12:41 PM ET
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App Schmapp ... win games, put up numbers, get drafted in the top 10, get a swimsuit model girlfriend and millions of bucks, who cares about the Heisman

Exactly, that is why Reggie Bush gave it back.

July 25, 2012  12:43 PM ET
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ESPN liked Luck last year!! You see what happened there!! Really IMO, I think there will be QBs other than Barkley, with better stats this year. If USC can get their running game together, Barkley will not have to pass 25/30 times a game.

I dont care much for the stats...all I care about is the "Ws" :-)

July 25, 2012  12:44 PM ET
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If he plays well enough then it's not needed.If he doesn't play well enough then it's not deserved.An app won't help him play any better, or worse, just another marketing gimmick.

....ok..I am waiting for the punch line/USC insult.....lets have it....

July 25, 2012  12:50 PM ET
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I dont care much for the stats...all I care about is the "Ws" :-)

You and me both, my USC friend!!! :-)

July 25, 2012  01:07 PM ET
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You and me both, my USC friend!!! :-)

It will be a fun ride this season......can't wait!!! :-)

 
July 25, 2012  01:31 PM ET
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Not every Heisman winner has been a high draft pick though.

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