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Live discussion: Who will win the Heisman Trophy?

December 06, 2012

Join us at 11:30 a.m. for our weekly Google+ Hangout with Times national college football writer Chris Dufresne, UCLA writer Chris Foster and USC writer Gary Klein as they take a look at the sport.

This week's topic are sure to include discussion of the BCS title game and a preview of Saturday's Heisman Trophy announcement.

As Dufresne wrote earlier this week,

"Defense may win championships, but, in college, it always settles for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. A true defensive player again will be denied the Heisman, allegedly given to the nation's most outstanding player.

"Cornerback Charles Woodson won for Michigan in 1997, but he also played receiver and returned kicks.

"The truth is, the Heisman skews heavily in favor of players who score touchdowns.

"When might a defense-only player win?

"I don't think it will ever happen," Chris Huston, who operates HeismanPundit, said this week. "It's not that voters don't like defensive players. Football is not set up for them to make their cases. The less you touch the football, the harder it is to win the Heisman."

If you have a question for Dufresne, Foster or Klein, send it in an email to and we will try to answer it during the show.

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