Report: There will be no Heisman ad campaign for Aaron Murray

Sorry Murray, so Heisman campaign for you. (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

Sorry Aaron Murray, no Heisman campaign for you. (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

Teddy Bridgewater earned a ton of credit for voluntarily turning down Louisville’s efforts to run a Heisman campaign for their star quarterback. It looks like his counterpart at Georgia, Aaron Murray, will never even be given the chance to make that decision.

According to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the Bulldogs are not planning to run any sort of advertising campaign for their star under center.

“Today is a different age than the days of what many remember and what is perceived a as the traditional ‘Heisman Campaign,’ ” Georgia associate athletics director for communications, Claude Felton said in an e-mail on Thursday. “The most important things in my view are name recognition, being on television, and playing well when you are on TV. Name recognition is not an issue with Aaron, who has been around now four years.

“He’s the only QB in SEC history to throw for more than 3,000 yards three consecutive years already. Virtually all our games are on television. Three of our first four games this fall are against teams potentially in the nation’s pre-season top ten–Clemson, South Carolina, and LSU. We’ll see how things stand at the end of September.”

Murray and the Dawgs are focused on one thing this fall, winning. If that happens, the rest of the accolades will follow.

[H/T: CBS Sports]