The annual race for the Heisman Trophy looks like it could well be a short one if the gambling firms are correct.
According to IllinoisGambler.com, it’s effectively a one-horse race with Bryce Young trading as short as 8/5 (+160) to lift the prize in December – bet $5 on the Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback to claim the trophy and you win $8 if he does.
The 20-year-old has enjoyed a stellar rise in football from his high school days in LA, winning a host of awards before being recruited by the University of Alabama after an intense battle for his services.
In the first week of action in the new season, Young set new records, throwing for 344 yards and four touchdowns, including a 94-yard touchdown pass for Jameson Williams – the second-longest score in Alabama history, reports edmchicago.com.
Alabama coach Nick Saban will no doubt have his work cut out to dial down the hype, but he holds his young star in the highest regard and hopes his skills will help develop the abilities of the players around him in the team.
“He has a really good knowledge of the offense – he’s a bright guy, he makes good choices and decisions, he’s got a really good feel in the pocket and he’s played really, really well,” said Saban, who persuaded Young to pick Alabama over the University of Southern California, USC.
“We want to continue to try to develop the kind of timing in the passing game with the new receivers, with the people in the passing game to do the little things right so we can be a little more accurate, a little bit more consistent, but I think that’s a combination not just of the thrower, but also of the rat runner because you’re expecting him to do one thing and he does something else. Those are all things we’re working on really hard but I have been really pleased with Bryce, I’ve been pleased with his attitude, I’ve been pleased with is performance – we’ve just to get the players around him to play a little better.”
The problem for Saban, if it can be considered to be a problem, is getting those players around Young to be on the same wavelength as the quarterback. As his coach at Mater Dei, Bruce Rollinson, put it: “There are times that I think he (Young) has eyes on the side of his head. His peripheral vision, his sense, his smell, his awareness is just uncanny.”
Other names in the hunt for the Heisman Trophy include Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler who is rated at 8/1 (800) by the gambling firms, with DJ Uiagalelei of Clemson Tigers 10/1 (1000), and Mississippi’s Matt Corral at 14/1 (1400) (CNN)
The Trophy dates back to 1935 when it was originally awarded to the ‘most valuable college football player east of the Mississippi’. The first winner was University of Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger, and it was named in honor of John Heisman, an innovator of football who died a year after Downtown Athletic Club introduced the prize.
It became a countrywide honor soon after it was introduced, and recent winners include Lamar Jackson, Can Newton and Tim Tebow. The current holder is former Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith, who is now on the Philadelphia Eagles roster.
It should be said that not only American football and baseball are enjoying their heyday after nearly a year and a half of restrictions due to the covid pandemic. In the near future, it is likely that, unless there is a fourth wave of the epidemic, restrictions on the number of funs will be lifted at stadiums, and so on.
September as a whole is quite enough for sporting events and there are a lot of them. This applies primarily to horse racing, tennis, but also football events that are coming up in the very near future. In addition, the baby ended and the transfers of the players began, as well as the replacement of the team coaches. Now we’ll talk a little about the Champions League and the PSG team.
The first priority for PSG is to get through the group stage safely when it faces the semi-final winners from Manchester City earlier this year, as well as German club RB Leipzig and Belgian champion Bruges.
City are the second favorites to claim the trophy with a score of 4/1 (400), but like PSG, they have yet to win and lost to the finalists last year. Holders of both Chelsea and Bayern Munich are trading at around 8/1 (800), and for those looking to make a profit, Manchester United is available at 10/1 (1000) after spending a lot on them over the summer like Ronaldo and Rafael Varane.
The slump in Spanish football is evident in the chances that gambling firms are offering in the big three of La Liga: Real Madrid 16/1 (1600) to win the Champions League, despite having won the trophy four times in the last ten years. .. Barcelona – 20/1 (2000) and Atlético Madrid, which may be the best choice from Spain, are available at 22/1 (22:00).