The secret of Bama’s success is not their great running backs but their great offensive line. Sadly I saw my Hogs get beaten 52-0 to Bama and it seemed that the Tide liked running up the middle behind the center Barrett Jones, and I must say that Jones is deserving of consideration of the Heisman Trophy. This is not the first time I have written about this subject. Jones grew up at the same church I went to in Memphis growing up (Bellevue Baptist) and he graduated from the same high school that I did (Evangelical Christian School). I wrote an article last year about Barrett and I just wrote a few weeks ago and they both were published in the Saline Courier and can be found on that website.
Here is what some other people think of Barrett Jones’ chances at the Heisman Trophy:
As the college football season nears, the talk of conference champions and post season awards increases, including the discussion of who could win the Heisman Trophy. A name that has come up in this discussion as a dark horse candidate is Alabama Center Barrett Jones.
During a late night tour of my Twitter page, I stumbled across a link to Sports Illustrated writer Stewart Mandel’s mailbag in which he was asked for a dark horse candidate and Mandel made the claim that Jones could be that guy. An offensive lineman for the Heisman Trophy you say? Stick with me.
There is a scene in the Adam Sandler flick Big Daddy during the trial where one of the characters utters the phrase “If OJ can get away with murder, then why can’t Sonny have his kid?” This scene loosely translated in college football talk comes out to: “If Tyrann Mathieu can make it to the Heisman ceremony then why can’t Barrett Jones?”
There are three traits that you must to have to win a Heisman Trophy and Jones has all three. Great player? Check. Top performer on a good team? I’m going to say Check. Ability to work a room? Check and Checkmate.
When it comes to an offensive lineman with an impressive resume, few have the credentials of Barrett Jones. He’s a 5th year senior anchoring the best offensive line in college football, perhaps the best in history, a two-time national champion, and last year’s Outland Trophy award winner.
Then, when it comes to playing on a competitive team, barring a string of injuries the Crimson Tide should be among the best in the country. While most players receive credit from the statistics they accumulate, Jones will likely get a share of the credit for the entire success of the Alabama offense.
Finally, when it comes to winning a Heisman Trophy it’s all about how well you campaign. From stepping out and speaking to the local media to working the talk radio circuit, how well you come across on those platforms plays a big part in getting to New York City.
This will be the easy part for Jones because he has the unique ability to speak so candid and thoughtfully in such a way that politicians should ask him for tips.
Is it a long shot for Barrett Jones to win the Heisman Trophy? Absolutely, but he certainly has what it takes to be invited to the party.
For Barrett Jones is a Tim Tebow type of person and I am glad that people like Jones and Tebow are not ashamed of their Savior Jesus Christ. They don’t try to live two lives, one in church and one that is different in the lockerroom. Barrett Jones is the 2011 Outland Trophy winner [...]
Denver quarterback Tim Tebow reacts after Broncos running back Lance Ball scored a touchdown against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (Associated Press/Jack Dempsey) I think Tebow is fine Christian man who believes in telling others about Christ and he lives a morally pure life unlike many others in our society. Therefore, [...]
Knoxnews.com reports: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Alabama’s Barrett Jones has won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman. The announcement was made during the College Football Awards show at Disney World. Stanford’s David DeCastro and Penn State’s Devon Still were the other finalists. Jones is the third Alabama player to [...]
Aaron Douglas played for Vols and Bama before dying because of drugs jh39 Aaron Douglas was a lineman for Alabama and I have already written about another Bama lineman by the name of Barrett Jones who was a teammate of Aaron’s. Here are the two links below: Barrett Jones of Alabama Crimson Tide (Part 1 [...]
Today I am starting a new series called “Christians in Athletics.” Barrett Jones grew up under the ministry of Adrian Rogers at Bellevue. Below is a clip from the Memorial Service for Dr. Rogers. Barrett Jones of Alabama Crimson Tide has spent time the last two years ministering to earthquake victims in Haiti. Actually [...]
Barrett Jones of Alabama Crimson Tide has spent time the last two years ministering to earthquake victims in Haiti. (Barrett grew up and went to ECS where I graduated and to Bellevue Baptist where I was a member while growing up. Adrian Rogers was the pastor from 1972 to 2004.) Actually I wrote about Barrett’s [...]