CBS Sports college football analyst Barrett Sallee joined Clay this morning and discussed the recount in Georgia and how frustrating it is to have to watch political ads for another two months. They also discussed COVID issues and who he thinks will win the Heisman Trophy.
Clay: “Right now, if you were voting, who should be the Heisman Trophy winner, and how do you think your answer is likely to change between now and when the season is complete, if at all?”
Barrett: “Right now, I’d say Kyle Trask. I think what he’s done to that Florida offense and how he’s handled the absence of Kyle Pitt and not missed a beat, whether it be the second half of the Georgia game or, really, the last three quarters of the Georgia game or last week against a pretty good Arkansas defense. He’s just–he’s so good. He has so much command of that offense. He knows where to go with the football. He makes changes at the line of scrimmage, which is rare for a Dan Mullen offense. And I just think that matters. You know, Mac Jones is in the conversation, too. So, I guess if something’s going to impact it, it might be a head-to-head matchup between those two in Atlanta in the SEC Championship Game.
“Trevor and Justin fields, I think that the problem with them is they’re not getting… You know the scarcity is going to come back to hurt them because if you see Mac Jones and Kyle Trask do it for 10 games or nine games or eight games or whatever. And you see, Trevor do it in six or seven and Justin do it in five or six. That does matter. Especially, I think the competition in the SEC obviously is tougher, too. So, I think Kyle Trask and Mac Jones head-to-head will do a lot towards changing my opinion. And, I think, maybe they have to not play games for Trevor and for Justin to catch back up. Because I think Kyle has done it for so long already. I guess the one thing also with that–it could be Kyle Trask fatigue. Alright, so if he marginally struggles against Alabama or if he marginally struggled against LSU, a bad LSU defense, then that might have more of an impact, not necessarily for me, but I think maybe from a lot of folks in terms of recency bias. Naturally, at the end of the season, people kind of try to look for somebody else to sort of focus on.”
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 20, 2020