Howard sees a tight end winning the prestigious award, something not seen since 1949. Many around the college football world are now reacting to that bold prediction on social media.
Desmond Howard is no stranger to criticism. Take the last two offseasons, for example, where he’s been absolutely blasted for his College Football Playoff picks.
In 2022 he earned it, having a final four of Texas A&M, Pitt, Baylor, and Michigan. More of those teams finished the year with losing records (2) than CFP appearances (1). And while the Wolverines did give Howard one correct pick, they were quickly dispatched by TCU in their opening game.
This year, he’s received similar treatment from college football fans, though he at least stuck with the blue bloods in his most recent prediction. He’s sticking with Michigan while adding Texas, Alabama, and Florida State, picking the Wolverines to win the national title.
As if the playoff picks didn’t give his haters enough ammunition, Desmond Howard supplied even more with his Heisman winner.
He’s choosing Georgia’s Brock Bowers to land the award and become just the third tight end to ever bring home the hardware. Previous TE winners include Yale’s Larry Kelley (1936) and Notre Dame’s Leon Hart (1949).
Bowers did put up some monster numbers in Athens as a sophomore, reeling in a team-leading 63 receptions for 942 yards and seven touchdowns. The 6-foot-4 pass catcher is the ultimate matchup nightmare and should be Carson Beck’s go-to threat in the redzone.
Still, his Heisman odds sit around 60/1 at the time of this writing, behind those of his teammate signal caller.
Fans were quick to roast Desmond Howard for that Heisman selection on social media.
Know CFB back when Desmond Howard on national tv saying outlandish things like a TE winning the Heisman
— B-ry 🤝🏽 (@BHoncho_9) August 26, 2023
I love Tight Ends as much as the next CFB fan. But Desmond Howard proves once more why he is the worst analyst by picking a TE to win the Heisman.
— CK1 (@ChrisKiernan2) August 26, 2023
Despite picking Bowers to take home the Heisman honors, he doesn’t see the two-time defending champion Georgia Bulldogs winning the national title, or a conference title for that matter.
I’m not saying I know everything about college football.
But yesterday Desmond Howard predicted that a Tight End would win the Heisman Trophy
And then said that the team that TE plays for would not win their conference or make the Playoff.
— Chris Marler (@VernFunquist) August 27, 2023
The shots just keep coming for the College GameDay host, who seems to be inviting it at this point.
If you want to hear more of these wild takes, make sure to tune in for the pregame show’s opening weekend as the crew visits Charlotte for a matchup between South Carolina and North Carolina.