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Oklahoma fans set eyes on Mark Ingram

Posted on: March 8, 2011 4:58 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Yesterday on the blog, I wrote about a couple of attack ads that the guys at Land Thieves - an Oklahoma Sooners website - had created for Auburn's Nick Fairley and Washington's Jake Locker. You see, there's an ongoing campaign being run by EA Sports to help determine the cover athlete on this year's version of their NCAA Football game. The finalists are Fairley, Locker, Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray and Alabama's Mark Ingram. You can vote for your choice here.

I noted in the post that the site had failed to put together an ad about Mark Ingram, and that they might have a hard time doing so. Well, they didn't have nearly as hard a time as I thought, as they sent in their Ingram ad on Tuesday.

Mark Ingram fumbled once!

Honestly, and I'm not trying to sway your votes here, but if I were to vote mine would go to Ingram. Attack ad be damned. Ingram just has the better career resume than any of the other three candidates. Jake Locker spent most of his time on bad Washington teams, Nick Fairley won a national title and anchored Auburn's defense, but how many of you had heard of him before last season? As for DeMarco Murray, he had a solid career at Oklahoma, but he wasn't even the best running back during that time period.

He certainly wasn't better than Mark Ingram, who not only won a national title with Alabama, but has one of those Heisman Trophy things. You need to be halfway decent to pick up one of those.

Since: Jan 9, 2010
Posted on: March 24, 2011 10:59 pm

Oklahoma fans set eyes on Mark Ingram

OK. As you requested, I checked Dixon's stats from 2009. He rushed 257 times for a total of 1391yds  5.41yds/carry and 12 TD's.
In 2009 Ingram rushed 271 times for 1658yds 6.12yds/carry and 17 TD's. It looks like Dixon's stats weren't "much better than Ingram's" as you claim. In fact they weren't better at all. In fact, Dixon's stats were not as good as Ingram's. It's nice to see that Auburn fans like yourself are so interested in in Mark Ingram. Even with Auburn's impressive 2010 NC season, it's still hard to not be interested in Bama football, isn't it? Thanks so much for your interest.

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:49 pm

Oklahoma fans set eyes on Mark Ingram

Here is acouple of facts about Mark Ingram,  He never had 100 yards rushing against their 'little sister' school AUBURN.  TWO YEARS COMBINED total rushing yards didnt total 100.  What a joke !!!!  Check Dixon's stats from Miss State in 2009, the year Ingram won the heisman, Dixon stats were much better than Ingrams, so Ingram wasnt even the best back in the SEC much less, the country.

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