The Heisman Trophy has been handed out and Alabama running back Derrick Henry was certainly deserving of the award this year. However, there are many people in Christian McCaffrey’s camp, myself included, that think he should have won it.
I can’t speak for FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt as I don’t know who he cast his ballot for, but I can say that he isn’t happy about the way the Heisman voting works right now.
He talked about the voting procedure and how 15 percent of the votes were cast before conference championship weekend. That does make a huge difference as it is about 140 votes, as Klatt said, and there were less than 100 votes separating Henry and McCaffrey.
Klatt had an interesting suggestion on how to deal with this situation.
I can’t say that all 140 voters would have changed their mind and voted for McCaffrey or that if all of them even voted for Henry to win. However, after McCaffrey’s 400-yard performance against USC, in which he ran, caught, and threw a touchdown, I’m sure a few more people would have given him some love.
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