Famed CFB commentator shares thoughts on Caleb Williams repeating as Heisman in 2023
Joel Klatt recently took to Twitter to discuss his two pillars to success for the USC Football program in the Cotton Bowl against Tulane on Monday, and sure enough, one of the two biggest factors in the New Year's Six bowl game for him is Caleb Williams' greatness. Klatt had lots to say about how dynamic of a player he truly believes that Williams is.
He didn't stop there, though, and just talk about how Williams is the most dynamic player in college football right now. He also spoke at the end of the video about how he can't remember a time where he ever felt as good about a Heisman Trophy winner repeating as Heisman as he does right now with how he views Williams:
Williams of course was the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner this year, and is required to play college ball one more year before he enters the NFL Draft. Williams (before the bowl game has even been played) posted 4,447 total yards on the season (4,075 passing). He also scored 47 total touchdowns (37 passing) this season.
Therefore, anyone with a pulse knows why Klatt can't remember a time where he felt as good about someone repeating as Heisman. Williams is the same quarterback who threw just four interceptions for the Trojans all season. This was just Williams' first season with the SC program. Imagine how good he's going to be next year with a full offseason with this group...
It's why Joel Klatt is exactly right about Caleb Williams' chances as repeating as a Heisman Trophy winner.
Joel Klatt is clearly just as dumbfounded as everyone else is when remembering that Caleb Williams has only started one full season as a college quarterback. He didn't start until the second half of the season in his freshman year at Oklahoma. He's only going to get much more experienced next year, than he is at this early stage of his career.
If he's already putting together a season where he averaged 9.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.3 adjusted yards per pass attempt in only his first full year as a starter, how dominant is he going to be in 2023? It only emphasizes the reality that he has quite an opportunity to take home the Heisman Trophy yet again next year.
Williams took the Trojans from the 4-8 team they were in 2021 before he showed up in L.A. to 11-2 in his first season with the Trojans.
If he already has the program taking this big of a jump already, imagine just how high of heights he'll take SC to next year, now that he and the new coaching staff will finally have a full offseason to develop together. If he gets any better, he just might have to win not only the eighth Heisman Trophy in USC history, but the ninth one as well.