December 3, 2009 12:29:00 PM
I am writing this in regards to a football player (Dexter McCluster) from Ole Miss who deserves more credit for his performance on (and off) the field. This young man has performed outstandingly for his school and his team. He has been chosen SEC player of the week twice and national players of the week.
Maybe I missed it, but I watch ESPN Sports Center every day and have seen nothing about Dexter''s performance at all.
"Oh Boy," you see all about Mark Ingram (Alabama). I guess because that''s Alabama. You see all about Tebow (Florida). Again, I guess because that''s Florida.
Come on, let''s give credit where credit is due.
Someone needs to add Dexter''s name to the Heisman list. He''s as good (or better) than some of the players already listed. This young man plays with heart.
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Jb commented at 12/4/2009 12:34:00 PM:
Where was his heart in the first 6 games where he had yet to earn a 100 rushing game? He's not even the most important player in the state (dixon). heck he's not even the most important player on his team (hodge). in case you weren't aware tebow and ingram are deserving of awards because they in fact performed at a high level more than 5 times this year.
Starkpatch commented at 12/4/2009 2:01:00 PM:
Alabama and Florida are U-N-D-E-F-E-A-T-E-D. tsun is 8-4 (really, 7-4 as they played 2 IIA schools).
41-27. That doesn't get players on the Heisman list, either.
Although McCluster is a good player, his stats are in no way comparable to Tebow or Ingram. McCluster's stats aren't even comparable to Dixon.
I think he is a quality guy and will play at the next level, but he is not heisman material.
bear commented at 12/4/2009 9:42:00 PM:
Ole Miss already got Heisman hype with that joke of a quarterback naved Jevan. Ole Miss got a #4 ranking that they quickly proved to be a ridiculous miscalculation. Ole Miss and MSU are jokes that make their season by beating each other. Just a hint - Florida and ALabama are ranked #1 and #2. Ole Miss and State played for an egg.
Starkpatch commented at 12/6/2009 12:06:00 PM:
Well, considering bama buys players and gives thousands in free textbooks to players, etc.(as they have done FOR YEARS) then they obviously get what they pay for.
The NCAA recently referred to alabama as a "serial repeat violator" with an "abysmal infractions track record" and an "extensive recent history of infractions cases unmatched by any other member institution in the NCAA," http://blog.al.com/press-register-sports/2009/10/alabama_ncaa_disagree_on_sanct.html
Yet, the NCAA does nothing to bama- wonder who else is getting paid off????
As for the bear, he was nothing more than a two bit coach who simply paid players to go to bama so they wouldn't be competing against him on the field at other schools. He paid for his wins, just as bama is still attempting to do today. Nothing honorable or great about that.
Jeff commented at 12/8/2009 4:25:00 PM:
Dexter Mccluster does way more than just play football. He helps people out and gets involved with kids to help make them better people as they grow up. He goes to schools and reads to the younger kids. He plays his heart out in football so he can do what he loves and go pro and make as much money as he can so that he can take care of his 3 year old daughter without any money problems. He may not have put up as much numbers as some of the others but he has a natural gift. I am not saying he should be heisman but he should be recognized more for what he does on the field just like every other big named player. I would like to see Ingram, Dixon, and Tebow score 4 TDS in one game against a very good college football team oh and not to mention on Monte Kiffins Defense. Mccluster has done an amazing job and if he would have had more blocks and more oppurtunities earlier in the season then I do believe he would be up there to. Thanks for the Memories Mccluster.
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