Last week, the Heisman Trophy was awarded to Matt Leinart, the quarterback at #1 USC. Now, Matt's a great football player and I'm a USC alum, so I'm certain he was the best player in all of Division I-A football.
But, the Heisman Trophy is supposed to go to the "most outstanding college football player in the United States." Not the best in Division I-A; the best, period.
Not only did Elliott quarterback his team to a 13-0 record - winning the Division III national championship earlier today - but he set the record for most passing touchdowns in a season at ANY level of college football.
Check that again: Brett Elliott threw more touchdowns - 61 - than any other quarterback in college history at any level. Heck, he's thrown more touchdowns in a season than any NFL quarterback - and they get far more games.
It's too bad that college football has become so focused on the Divison I-A game -- ignoring extraordinary feats at the Division I-A, II, and III levels.