Case Against a Playoff in Football

His boy, Graham, had come a long way on his first trip to New York, from Lubbock, Tex., for the National Football Foundation’s College Hall of Fame dinner Tuesday night. Graham Harrell, a quarterback and a scholar, was a candidate for the Draddy Award, often referred to as the Academic Heisman, after throwing for 4,747 yards and 41 touchdowns during what felt like a storybook senior season with everything but a national-championship-game cherry.

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