Desmond Howard landed in Tennessee on Friday ahead of ESPN’s “College GameDay” being on Rocky Top on Saturday morning to preview the big showdown with Florida.

Naturally, the former Michigan star was asked about a popular debate from the 1997 Heisman Trophy race: Tennessee’s Peyton Manning, or Michigan’s Charles Woodson. Of course, the season is also remembered for Randy Moss and Ryan Leaf being in the mix.

Speaking with Tennessee media, Howard was asked to weigh in.

“I was in the NFL, I didn’t watch a lot of college football back then,” Howard said.

Of course, that was 6 years after Howard won the award so you would think he would pay attention as a member of the Heisman fraternity, not to mention because a fellow Michigan player was in the mix.

Woodson won Michigan’s third Heisman, as he joined Desmond Howard and Tom Harmon. Howard was the only player to win the Heisman playing significant minutes on both sides of the ball since college football moved to a two-platoon system in the early 1960s, his Heisman bio explained.

Of course, most Tennessee fans believe it was Manning’s award to lose. It wouldn’t be a surprise if this issue came up again on the show on Saturday morning.