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Bridgewater begs out of Heisman campaign

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07:18 AM ET 05.22 | So much for websites and billboards celebrating the many accomplishments of Teddy Bridgewater. [Bridgewater] doesn't ask for much. So when he told University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson that he wanted to ask something of them, they listened. What he asked for was a bit of a surprise. ... [Sitting] with Strong and Watson, Bridgewater asked that the school not mount a Heisman Trophy campaign for him, but instead have any emphasis or publicity include the team as whole. That's right. Bridgewater gave a stiff arm to the stiff arm trophy, or at least, to the surrounding hype. And Strong says he will respect his player's wishes. "We're going to let Teddy go and play," Strong said.

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May 22, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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Does ND -NBC have another LB they can hype this year

Yes. But they can't even come close to the SEC-ESPN machine.

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May 22, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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How so....A LB who shouldnt have finished in the Top 5 was invited? And Clowney wasnt

Johnny Football, nuff said.

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May 22, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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JFF is a QB who put up great numbers on a team that went 10-2... Was best player on the team...And he wasnt hyped from Day 1... Barkley and Geno Smith were... But they faltered...

So you don't think ESPN hyped Johnny?

May 22, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Like I said yesterday, Charlie Strong is raising this young man right.


ESecPN needs to hype Clowney, it's time for defense to snag the Heisman. An SEC defender driven by the 4-letter hype machine is the perfect setup to do it.

May 22, 2013  09:28 AM ET

He's humble which is good, but I don't think he is as good as people believe, as well.

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May 22, 2013  10:05 AM ET

Not buying it. THIS IS the start of the campaign.

May 22, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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Not buying it. THIS IS the start of the campaign.

yep, the keep talking about me not wanting media coverage in the media

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May 22, 2013  10:25 AM ET

What a great way to start your Heisman campaign! Nicely done, Teddy.

May 22, 2013  12:46 PM ET
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Doesnt carry near the cache it used to anyway. its a hype award

Good point, just ask Johnny Football!!!!!

May 22, 2013  12:49 PM ET
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L-Ville schedule is embarrassing... Ohio and 0-6 squad is the best teams they will play all year... Teddy should put up some monstrous numbers...Tahj Boyd will be equally hyped if they beat UGAly that 1st week..

LOL, they do have a weak schedule, until they play Florida again this year, in a bowl game!!! :-)

May 22, 2013  01:00 PM ET
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ESPN hypes whatever SEC player has a chance to unseat the other non SEC contenders.He didnt get hyped until Bama, and by that he was def should have been the FAV to win the Heisman

Refixed it for ya.

And Johnny had good numbers cuz the SEC doesn't play defense.

<I nearly got that last part typed with a straight face>

May 22, 2013  01:01 PM ET
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Tahj Boyd will be equally hyped if they beat UGAly that 1st week..

I'm not so sure Murray will get the same splash if the Dawgs upset the home team. The real question for me is which UGA team will show up - the one who's never out of it until the final whistle blows, or the one who manifests a collective mental frack about Clemson?

 
May 22, 2013  01:03 PM ET
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ESecPN needs to hype Clowney, it's time for defense to snag the Heisman. An SEC defender driven by the 4-letter hype machine is the perfect setup to do it.

This.

But, I think Clowney deserves it whether he's in the SEC or not.

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