Is it going to the favorite? Or will all the still voting for Luck votes put him over the top? Will the race be tight, or a Desmond like blowout?
Followed by the next inspired by 30 for 30, The Marinovich Project.
I'm waiting until after the hockey game to watch the Marinovich Project.
As for the Heisman...not interested.
I think everybody knows that RGIII is going to win. People are hyping this up way to much and saying it's a hard year to chose when it shouldn't even be close. Robert Griffin is by far the best choice.
I must be reading something else because I never said he was a lock at all. I said it shouldn't be close because he's by far the best but that doesn't mean it won't actually be close. I also said I think everybody knows he'll win considering every prediction out there agrees with me. That doesn't mean I think he's a lock though.
I wouldn't be shocked if Luck wins, because so many folks that vote for these things are fricken clueless and probably haven't even seen them all play.
Pretty close. RG3 wins. Richardson 2nd then Luck
....that I am much more interested in "The Marinovich Project"?
Not at all. I think most of us would rather see it
How about saying that I'm more interested in F5-ing the photobomb thread?
posted a comment with a generally positive tone?
I'm still interested just to make sure RG3 gets what he deserves. Just have that feeling that good ole SEC lovers will give it to Richardson.
Wonder if the ESPN crew has their tissues ready in case Richardson doesn't win it
Who do you guys think has a better chance to be in New York next year? Fitz or Denard? I think if Fitz is healthy all year, he'll have a good chance.
If Denard plays like he did in the last couple of games, I don't only think Denard has the best chance to get there but I think he wins the whole damn thing. His passing was pretty damn good and with the addition of running back yardage on the ground, he'd be a lock. Problem is him keeping that up.
If Michigan has the year we want/expect them to have - just being the quarterback on that team will make him a contender - and the same for Fitz just by being the running back. His numbers are important for the award - but secondary to the number of wins we have.
If Denard is to win it...
He wins by being the leader of a team that wins a lot of games. He starts that by shocking the world on a national stage. Woodson and Desmond dominated games and made big plays on the biggest stages. Denard started that at the end of the year. He's got to do it all year.
I agree with this. He needs a breakout performance to set the tone for the season. He'll also need another huge OSU game and we'd have to win that as well.
Nah, Fitz has almost no chance. Barring a ridiculous year stats wise, the answer has to be Denard 100%. The Heisman is much more about the hype you have surrounding you. Denard's the more exciting player to watch and the story surrounding every Michigan game for the rest of the country is how Denard does. That's the kind of hype you need.
It's a sham regardless.
so much hate for the Heisman? If RG III wins, they will have actually gotten it right this year (unless you're a big Honey Badger fan, who has an incredibly strong case as well).
It's just a silly popularity contest. A huge portion of the voters don't watch many games, so they're essentially told who to vote for by the highlight shows.
The Most Outstanding Player in college football isn't always the best quarterback or running back on the best team. It's just an impossible question to answer. I think it's resonable to have some fun by picking the best players on each team to create All-American teams, but picking anything close to the best player in the country as voted on by an amalgamation of people who may not even watch more than one game a week is silly.
Contest, as one of the cool kids we can hardly complain. If Denard has a statistically similar season to RGIII's next year, he'll win the Heisman.
Y'all are bitchin about The Heisman??
Were you bitchin when Desmond and Woodson won it?
Denard needs to one-up RGIII's superman socks. He has his work cut out for him.
Sara Walsh. Not really my type, but kinda WOW. Where'd she come from?
No kidding!!! Many more possible "Erin Andrews" waiting in wings I think!!
I'm going to go take a shit for 50 minutes. I know I won't miss anything.
So, yeah, basically, nothing.
Based on stats but I'm about to puke if RG3 wins...Baylor? 3 losses? JOKE
Can't tell if serious? RGIII did about everything you could ask for and more. You're basically saying someone shouldn't win the heisman because they have a mediocre defense...
In a league that doesn't play a damn lick of defense. (See Oklahoma State). Ball put u 38 tds in a defensive league. #bigdifference
Dude, none of those players play two ways. Baylor's defense is Michigan 2010 bad.
I remember listening to EDSBS Live a few years ago and Peter Bean, one of the co-hosts and a Texas fan, was telling everyone every week to figure out ways to watch Baylor play because this Freshman named Robert Griffin was amazing. After watching him, he's as close as anyone has come to being Vince Young since he left college.
Deserve it last year either. You have to win (and win big)
Denard didn't deserve it last year because he wasn't nearly good enough.
who is your pick?
Statistically, he's been the MOST dominant
He's a product of his offensive line and many could fill his place. That's the reason everybody puts Richardson over Ball, because Richardson has great stats still while being irreplacable.
I keep thinking about Barry Sanders though and his amazing yardage. Nobody for awhile has even sniffed his single season rushing record (though I wish they included the bowl game as well) except Kevin Smith at UCF a couple years ago.
Griffin 2011 stats
3998 yards 36 tds 6 ints 72.4 completion % 192.3 QB rating 644 rushing yards 9 tds
team record: 9-3
Denards 2010 stats
2570 18 tds 11 ints 62.5 % 149.6 rating 1702 rushing yards 14 tds
team record- 7-5
Griffin accounted for about 400 more total yards, 13 more touchdowns, 5 less ints, a much better completion percentage and Qb rating and more wins.
He definitely carried auburn.
Is anyone else confused by the smooth Jazz music for this ceremony? Are they giving the Heisman away in an elevator?
In 2 less games.
3 less games. They didn't count the bowl games back then or else he'd have 44 total touchdowns that year and 240 yards/game with 2850 total rushing yards. Fucking insane.
Ball however did it with fewer carries per touchdown.
Hm.. regardless, I'm saying yes.
I didn't really see anything from Mattieu this season, so this may be totally off, but my ballot would look something like this:
2. Wisconsin's O-line
But an SEC player is going to win it. I will never bet against an SEC player to win an award, There is no justice in college football.