It was a total farce. Tua did more in one to two quarters than most any other quarterback ever did in four. Tua also changed Alabama football single-handedly and as a freshman at that including being responsible for turning around the National Championship game in 2 quarters. Surveys showed that only the Southeastern United States voted Tua ahead of the others and there is no doubt, at least in my mind, that Tua was rejected mostly due to Alabama hatred. Fortunately for them, they had his last game to hold against him even though he was injured during that time but they had their out.
This year revealed the bias that is, and has been, out there what with the committee not considering Georgia as one of the top four teams in the nation and then passing over Tua for the Heisman. Anyone that follows College ball knows and has to realize that Tua is special and certainly deserved the nod for the Heisman but then as I said before there is a lot of Alabama hatred out there and unfortunately, people let that override giving the Heisman to a truly deserving player.