-AP NEW YORK, New York
Just before the 2011 NCAA football season kicked off, reporters gave University of Georgia coach Mark Richt some mad props for scheduling Boise State University in the Bulldogs season opener. When one reporter pressed, "what made you do it?" Richt replied, he thought that the Bronco's all world quarterback, and 2010 Hesiman Trophy finalist Kellen Moore, had graduated.
It would appear that the Heisman voters were still on vacation on that opening weekend, and missed Moore's dismantling the eventual SEC east champion's defense, in a 35-21 win. And in an gross oversight it now seems that the Heisman voters also believed, like Richt, that Moore graduated last season.
Kellen Moore has been left off the 2011 Heisman ballot.
There will be no recall but perhaps if there was, the voters might take time to consider this. Moore is on pace to finish this season putting up more passing yards, touchowns, and completions then his 2010 Heisman campaign. All the while maintaining a completion percentage, and touchdown to interception ratio, nearly identical to last year. This is no small feat keeping in mind that, it was accomplished after Moore lost his three top targets to the NFL, and had to break in a group of untested receivers.
Moore will finish this, his final season, as college football's all-time winningest quarterback. And while the Heisman Trophy is not a career achievement award, maybe a player's career should be a consideration when passing out invitations to the award ceremony.
No, Kellen Moore will not be in New York this post season, but he should be. And that is a travesty.