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Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun says he voted him third.
1. Great player.
2. Pat likes to be different
3. I've spent a lot of time in Gville through the years. The people there, and lot of guys I know that played and coached at UF, have always had a good amount of respect for the Tide.
Actually, I know of a couple of other people who put him on their ballot as well.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
Thanks, Keith. There is definitely much to admire and respect in BJ. I was a bit dismayed to hear that one of the talking heads (honestly can't recall which) in the lead up to the SECCG claimed that Barrett was not as good as the hype, basically saying he wasn't that good. I'm too old to let that kind of stuff bother me too much anymore, but I just thought it was kind of crazy. I'm not a football expert at all, but I would say that playing at a high level at guard, tackle and center in different years, especially for someone who demands excellence like Saban, probably speaks for itself. Not saying he should genuinely be considered for the Heisman and who knows what kind of NFL player he'll be, but I do think he must be pretty doggone good.
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