Yep. yet another sign that we are (very) slowly inching toward the start of a new college football season.
Coming off a stunningly successful first season as a starter, quarterback Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois unveiled Monday, is the subject of an official “for Heisman” campaign. The campaign, dubbed JordanLynchFor6, comes replete with its own website as well as a Twitter handle and Facebook account.
Based on Lynch’s under-the-radar success in 2012, the push for more publicity by the school is hardly surprising to anyone not named Vince Williams.
As a junior, Lynch scored 44 touchdowns (25 passing, 19 rushing); that total was higher than 50 FBS teams. In accounting for over 75 percent of the Huskies’ total offense and setting four NCAA and 14 school records, Lynch was named a second-team All-American by both the Associated Press and Phil Steele . Thanks in large part to the play of Lynch, the Huskies road a 12-game winning streak into the program’s first-ever BCS bowl bid, a 21-point loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl.
“I think a Heisman campaign isn’t off of what he could do or will do, but what he’s done,” said NIU head coach Rod Carey. “What he’s already accomplished in one year as a starter is more than what some people do in a career. I know that every coach in America would sure love to have a leader like Jordan on their team.
“When you have a leader like him, he will always defer to the team and know that he can’t be there without his team. The attention to the team and to the program is well-deserved based on what’s been going on here not just last year but over the last 10 years.”