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2019 he was the GOAT.  Cam Newton 2010? Get out of town!!!!!!!  2007 Tebow? Aw hell naw!!!!!!  SIDE NOTE: Interesting how all the comparisons are to other SEC QBs.


Comparing Joe Burrow's Legendary Season at LSU to Other Historic Seasons From College QBs

By Carter Owen | Apr 16 2020

The LSU Tigers' 2019 campaign was immaculate. Afteer running through the SEC and high-flying Oklahoma before beating Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, it's a trendy pick for being the greatest season of all time. As the leader of the squad, Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow was the single biggest catalyst for their success, the straw that stirred the drink. However you want to put it, Burrow's individual success is unmatched, and has to go down as the best single-season performance we've ever seen out of a QB in college football.

You can look back to Cam Newton's exceptional 2010 season at Auburn to make a comparison with Burrow's senior campaign, but is it really close? Newton accounted for 50 total touchdowns to Burrow's 65. Burrow threw fewer interceptions than Newton despite logging over 200 more pass attempts. And by the way, Newton played in the BCS era and didn't need to win a College Football Playoff Semifinal to get to the title game.

This makes Burrow's resume look all the more impressive.


We can look at another name like Florida's Tim Tebow, who accounted for 3,286 passing yards and 32 passing touchdowns along with 895 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground in 2007. He won the Heisman Trophy and posted arguably the best season by a dual threat quarterback in college football history, but his GayTurds only went 9-4 in a season that fell in between in a pair of national titles. If we're talking full careers, Tebow has an argument for being the GOAT, but not in any individual season.



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On 4/16/2020 at 1:13 PM, houtiger said:

Bout as long as we talked about Billy Cannon!  And that was a long time.

I was invited to a TAF function in the South Stadium Suites, this was right before Cannon died. When people talk recruiting, Cannon followed as well as anyone. He knew players, heights, weights, etc. A good hobby for him. 




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