Friday, August 29, 2014

It's too soon to proclaim Kenny Hill the next big thing in college football.

Kenny Hill. Via Dr. Saturday.

What to make of Texas A&M starting quarterback Kenny Hill's performance Thursday night in the Aggies' somewhat surprising victory over South Carolina? While the cries of "Johnny Who?" have already made the rounds, proclaiming Hill as the next college football superstar might be a little premature.

Yes. Hill's 511 yard, three touchdown performance against the Gamecocks will go down in Texas A&M history. It definitely puts him on the list of QB's to watch this season. But like his predecessor, Johnny Manziel, it's going to have to take a few more performances like that to really put him in the Heisman Trophy hunt.

I remember the hype surrounding former Michigan QB Tate Forcier following Michigan's first two wins in 2009 (including one over Notre Dame). He ended up being one of the most notorious washouts in college football history.

We'll have a better understanding of Hill come midseason. Ironically, it may be the Aggies' Oct. 18 road game against Alabama that will establish Hill as a true Heisman contender, just like it did Johnny Football.

(via Dr. Saturday)

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