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Kenny Hill given Heisman odds, Texas A&M title odds updated

Kenny Hill

It took just one masterful performance in the season opener for Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill to be recognized as a Heisman Trophy contender. Not only was Jesse Palmer quick to draw comparisons to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston‘s debut lasts season at Pittsburgh, but one sports book (Sportsbook.com, actually) has already put Hill on the board, and with very respectable odds.

We live in a reactionary world when it comes to sports, so it should come as no surprise Hill was added to the Heisman odds. But there was more to the Vegas lines as well, with Texas A&M moving from 100/1 odds to 40/1 (this despite lacking much on defense).

Hill etched his name in the Texas A&M history books in leading the Aggies to a season-opening road win at South Carolina Thursday night. Hill passed or 511 yards and three touchdowns, and completed 44 of 60 pass attempts in his debut as the new starting quarterback.

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21 Responses to “Kenny Hill given Heisman odds, Texas A&M title odds updated”
  1. bonnovi says: Aug 28, 2014 10:45 PM

    That was quick.

  2. huck222 says: Aug 28, 2014 10:48 PM

    Texas A&M is proving the BIG BAD “sec” is all hype! Texas A&M style of play kills in the “sec” and now they have a defense…. They will be going to the “College Football Playoff”! Please stop pumping your product up “Entertainment Sports Programing Network”! Please stop, because the “sec” has poor QB play! So stop hyping this PORK eating only league!!!!

  3. bender4700 says: Aug 28, 2014 10:57 PM

    Just give it to him now. Why play another game? Why do they even play the games? The media is so far in front of its self that we might as well just skip the actual game play, just go right to the arguing and lobbying.

    Seriously. This ridiculously stupid media cannot see past their own, aggressive, obsessive, and illogical pursuit of the “next great star”. I’m not talking about the fine folks at CFT. But at times, you guys get a littttttle close to that.

    What is this desire to be the first to write about the next Manziel, Winston, or other athletes given WAY too much hype and credit WELL before earned? Does anyone care about the first media member to point out Michael Jordan is really good? Manziel? Tebow? Manning? Favre? Marino? Unitas?

    CFT, love ya, but you are only pushing this ridiculous behavior further down the line. Granted, you are just reporting about it, but why not point out this kid beat a Clowney-less South Carolina? It’s one, opening game. Play this game in 10 weeks, does ANYONE really think SC plays as flat? Is it Gamecocks played flat, or A&M played that great? Or a combo? A&M, and Hill, took full advantage of the chances and openings SC gave them?

    I don’t get it. Won’t get it. Won’t buy it. Won’t buy it. Won’t buy it.

    To be a superstar, you have to have a bigger sample size than Vanilla Ice has hits.

  4. bender4700 says: Aug 28, 2014 11:01 PM

    By the way, Texas A&M is still a Big XII school.

    Missouri and Texas A&M walked in, and took over. Says a lot. Two Big XII schools who were NOT running the conference are now taking over the SEC.

    A&M likely will be the SEC champ, I mean, I hate the “hype” machine, but Hill loooooooked reallllly good. He’s gonna be good, I’m more focused on the GONNA part than giving him a trophy now.

    Missouri may slip back a little, but Pinkle has something figured out down there.

    But SEC fan, just remember, A&M and MIZZ are not far enough in to be considered SEC just yet. Not at least for another 3 years.

    And really, change the graphic on the field all you want, but A&M and MIZZ didn’t suddenly become SEC tough. PPSST They already were.

  5. auburntigers34 says: Aug 28, 2014 11:20 PM

    The SEC envy is strong in this thread. what conference do you two clowns think is better?

    and remind me what A&M’s won in the SEC again. Missouri won a weak eastern division last year. BFD. get back to me when either of these schools win a conference title.

  6. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Aug 28, 2014 11:32 PM

    I was with you on your first post Bender. Spot on.

    Second post… Not so much. Mizzou did not come in and take over as they went 5-7 (2-6) their first season. A&M finished 11-2 (6-2) their first season, good for 3rd in the SEC West. Their second season they went 9-4 (4-4) and finished fourth in the SEC West. Where have they taken over?

    I am a fan of the SEC, but I’m not a fanatic. I see things for what they are. Last year the SEC wasn’t what it had been the previous years. I thought the PAC was the best overall conference last season. But to claim these two schools came in and “took over” is total myth. Anyone who has watched the SEC over the years and is unbiased would tell you the conference wasn’t up to par last year. There was no elite team(s) and there was no depth. Conference dominance will be cyclical, and the SEC won’t dominate forever.

  7. dallashomer says: Aug 28, 2014 11:47 PM

    This just in: The SEC is overrated.

  8. musiccitymiracle2 says: Aug 28, 2014 11:58 PM

    Actually, this game proves how deep the SEC really is. In particular, the SEC West. Yeah, the national title is outside the state of Alabama for the first time in four years (and just barely), but the depth of the SEC is what makes it so tough.

    A&M has had some success but I don’t think they have even been second in the division yet. It’s the depth. When Ohio State and Michigan play, it’s a really big deal. In the SEC, it’s called “Saturday”. Many, many good teams, all of which are capable of beating each other.

    Does anybody really think FSU runs the table if they have to play LSU, A&M, Alabama, and Auburn? Hell no they don’t.

    The fact that SC was highly regarded and got boat raced could mean they were overrated, and they very will could be. But it also could be an indication of why the SEC is the dominant conference – most teams are good enough to win any game. We saw that depth tonight.

    One more thing on the newcomer argument. A&M has had some success but won nothing. Missouri won a very weak East last year when TN and FL were down, GA was hurt, and SC played ‘em without Conner Shaw. There were probably four teams in the West better than ol’ Mizzou.

    Best conference in football. They will deserve two teams in the playoff.

  9. punjab66 says: Aug 29, 2014 1:10 AM

    Yeah, but how many hockey titles has the SEC won?

  10. goodfieldnohit says: Aug 29, 2014 1:22 AM

    “This just in: The SEC is overrated.”

    What you meant to say is the SEC has won the national championship 7 out of the last 8 years.

  11. realfootballfan says: Aug 29, 2014 3:21 AM

    There’s always a guy that most of the country has never seen. He’s the latest.

  12. justafan2014 says: Aug 29, 2014 8:53 AM

    huck222
    Lmao… Proves sec isn’t big and bad? When’s last time a&m made it to the sec conference champ, or even conference champ game…. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

    Or the last time A&M defeated LSU? Haha

  13. tigersfandan says: Aug 29, 2014 9:45 AM

    Just goes to show you how meaningful the preseason odds are.

  14. onlyoneleft says: Aug 29, 2014 9:55 AM

    SC fans says that the SEC is THE BEST.

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 29, 2014 10:22 AM

    The argument that A&M’s success in the SEC says that the SEC is not as strong as advertised is short sided and doesn’t take into account what’s really going on.

    A&M has always had the potential to be a football powerhouse with outstanding facilities, great tradition, huge alumni support, and a hotbed of recruiting. But being in the same conference as UT has always been a detriment because no matter how good A&M did, UT always had the upper hand. Not so anymore. Plus when A&M made the move, there was an entire regime change. This is an entirely different product than played in the Big 12.

    And I have no doubt that if FSU had to play in the SEC West.. there is NO way they go undefeated…. I don’t know how ANYONE ever does. Even in Saban’s time at Bama, I think he’s only done it twice…

  16. erockfox says: Aug 29, 2014 10:33 AM

    He’s going to put up Case Keenum stats for TAMU, but TAMU’s defense will let the other teams put up those stats as well.

  17. thefiesty1 says: Aug 29, 2014 11:24 AM

    One game does not make a Heisman career. Let’s wait a few games (years) and then crown him.

  18. mannyicey says: Aug 29, 2014 11:29 AM

    Stop with the SEC hatred. It’s stupid! Texas A&M and Mizzou are SEC teams. When they first came to the SEC, they were terrible. Now, they are pretty good. Like most SEC teams.

    Also, they aren’t SEC Champions. They are doing well, but so are other SEC teams. So stop being silly!

  19. florida727 says: Aug 29, 2014 1:18 PM

    I’m a long-time SEC fan, and am genuinely glad to not only have Mizzou and A&M in the fold (a friend of mine has season tickets at Kyle field, so I’m biased), but glad they’re suceeding. But I do laugh in the face of all the SEC haters that come on sites like this and use the success that A&M and Mizzou have had to-date as a way of letting everyone know how the SEC now sucks (apparently). And although I certainly wish them continued success, I’ll also take this opportunity to let all you haters know that neither of them contributed to the SEVEN national championships in a row, nor were either of them in the 8th title game (again, IN A ROW) that, unfortunately, Auburn lost. Have a nice day…

  20. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 29, 2014 3:13 PM

    Florida,

    Amen.

    When Texas A&M moved to the SEC, How many Big 12 schools said that they were going to be irrelevant in the SEC because LSU, Florida, Georgia, Alabama et al were just going to crush them. Now the conventional wisdom is that the SEC is weak because A&M and Missouri have had success in the SEC.

    Personally, I’m glad that the SEC admitted both schools.

    They gave us the necessary TV markets to help launch the SEC Network that is looking to generate $40 million per school in the first year of the contract.

    They are both AAU institutions that gives the SEC four institutions.

    They helped open up the State of Texas for recruiting in all sports. The LSU
    Wisconsin game tomorrow in Houston is a prime example of how the SEC is making inroads in Texas. A&M and Arkansas playing at Jerry World. The SEC doesn’t need to have EVERY recruit, just quality selections like the Harrison twins
    at Kentucky in basketball.

    Texas A&M and Missouri have already won. They are part of a premiere conference and making money for their respective schools, all in just two years as FULL members of the conference.

    The SEC has the right school from Texas.

    RTR

  21. peddealer says: Aug 30, 2014 12:17 AM

    Excuse me but Rob Van Winkle was a super star with 2 hits!

    So Kenny Hill has his first hit…
    Now all he needs is his second win with the bright lights on to reach the heights of a “Vanilla Ice”…

    On another note, I could not believe how tiny this “fake thug” was at DFW airport. I am 6’3″ and this clown had to have been 5’6″…. Not that height makes a big difference, but I am also not the one who tried to sell the United States the idea of a white MC from Miami who cleverly steals already successful hooks, then raps over them. All the while, the dude is from North Texas where I am from, and trust me….

    NOBODY is a true gangster from the suburbs of Dallas-Arlington-Ft.Worth.

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