At Big 12 media days this week, Texas coach Tom Herman gave an impassioned speech that the Heisman Trophy should go to the "most dominant player in college football."
Herman's reasoning: Ndamukong Suh's 2009 season.
Herman, an offensive coordinator at Iowa State from 2009-11, was asked if Longhorns offensive tackle Connor Williams could win the Heisman this season and campaigned that Suh should have won the award in 2009, calling the former Blackshirt the "most dominant player" he had ever seen on a college football field.
"The way that I understood the Heisman Trophy was to be award to the player, regardless of position, that had the best season," Herman said. "I determine that as maybe the most impactful season for his team ... I got a little disappointed in '09 or '10 when Ndamukong Suh didn't win. We actually played against him in Lincoln, it was the game that we won the turnover battle eight to nothing and won 9 to 7. That was the most dominant football player I had ever seen — probably still to this day — I've ever seen on a college football field."
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