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Heisman committee: No disrespect for Harrell, just numbers

Updated: December 11, 2008, 9:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Graham Harrell won't be at the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York on Saturday. He's taken it relatively well. His coach, Mike Leach, hasn't.

The Heisman committee, for its part, says it's no different from how invitees were determined in the past.

Harrell said perennially strong programs hold the edge.

"Those things are going to get the benefit of the doubt when all things are equal," Harrell said from Orlando, Fla., where he was attending The Home Depot/ESPNU ...

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