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08:27 AM ET 12.07 | And yet the biggie may await him. Whether or not Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o makes history Saturday night at the Heisman Trophy award presentation, he'll go down as the most decorated college football player to date. Thursday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the Laie, Hawaii, product picked up his fourth, fifth and record sixth national awards at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show. Michigan cornerback Charles Woodson, the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, held the previous record of five. Te'o's total could jump to as many as eight by Sunday night. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is expected to win the Heisman, college football's most-coveted individual award.

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December 7, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Jan 7th, he'll pick up a second-place ribbon as well!

December 7, 2012  09:28 AM ET

ND is going to humble Alabama under the leadership of their Heisman winner Te'o.

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December 7, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Watching that awards show last night....Teo is one intense dude...I don't think he smiled but once or twice last night...

December 7, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Manti Te'o loves his team.

December 7, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Johnny Football better report to his probation officer before attending the Heisman show in NY, he wouldn't want to violate his probation.

December 7, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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ND is as good as done.

Think it will definitely be a smash mouth game. Was trying to come up with a similar opponent for each. Can't come up with opponent(s) that Bama played similar to ND. Only teams Bama played that were good IMHO were LSU and aTm...and ND doesn't resemble either of those IMHO.

Decided that Bama might be a cross between Stanford and Zero U from the domer schedule. Smash mouth mentality of Stanford but more similar in speed to Zero U.

Anyone else got an analysis?

December 7, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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Watching that awards show last night....Teo is one intense dude...I don't think he smiled but once or twice last night...

Some needs to work on him...that is totally unacceptable to smile!

December 7, 2012  10:20 AM ET

Everett Golson can move and throw every bit as good if not better than Johnny Manziel.
force some turnovers on Bama and its Irish game.

December 7, 2012  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Jan 7th, he'll pick up a second-place ribbon as well!

STIR STIR STIR lol

December 7, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

ND is going to humble Alabama under the leadership of their Heisman winner Te'o.

I think I just threw up a lil in the back of my mouth!!! :-)

Mante will not be the difference in the game, its on Golson!

December 7, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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Everett Golson can move and throw every bit as good if not better than Johnny Manziel.

We shall see Van, we shall see.

We'll see what he can do against Bama and what Johnny can do against the land thieves.

December 7, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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We shall see Van, we shall see. We'll see what he can do against Bama and what Johnny can do against the land thieves.

Johnny will score 42 against us...Problem is we will score 45 :-)

December 7, 2012  11:03 AM ET
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Johnny will score 42 against us...Problem is we will score 45 :-)

Could very well be that way...or a higher score. Me thinks the only real explosive offense aggie faced was La Tech. You guys saw Okie Lite, WVa, Baylor, & Tech's offenses...but those guys couldn't stop anyone....cept Baylor did have the anomaly with K-State.

But, Johnny Football is more like Collin Klein than the other QBs form the teams listed. That didn't turn out too well. (Baylor QB can run it a little too.)

December 7, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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Think it will definitely be a smash mouth game. Was trying to come up with a similar opponent for each. Can't come up with opponent(s) that Bama played similar to ND. Only teams Bama played that were good IMHO were LSU and aTm...and ND doesn't resemble either of those IMHO. Decided that Bama might be a cross between Stanford and Zero U from the domer schedule. Smash mouth mentality of Stanford but more similar in speed to Zero U. Anyone else got an analysis?

Skill positions are even. "The ball game is won and lost at the line of scrimmage." The SEC has had dominant defensive linemen and line backes compared to the offensive lines they have faced in the BCS Championship games. I see BAMA's d-line wearing away the Notre Dame line. The best chance for Notre Dame is to create turnovers.

December 7, 2012  11:25 AM ET

He'd rather have the National Title than all the other awards?

December 7, 2012  11:27 AM ET
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Everett Golson can move and throw every bit as good if not better than Johnny Manziel.force some turnovers on Bama and its Irish game.

Have you not taken your meds today or something. While I think ND is a good team comparing their QB to JM is a freaking joke. WOW your homerizm is really clouding your judgement.

(By the way I got tickets. See you in Miami)

December 7, 2012  11:32 AM ET

Like ND or not, those awards couldn't have gone to a better man.

December 7, 2012  12:02 PM ET

These awards are as much for his leadership and example as for his playing skills.

He is an unusual young man, the kind you'd be proud to have your daughter bring home to introduce to the family.

He will hopefully have a successful NFL career and, more importantly, a successful life after CFB.

 
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