March 21st, 2012 at 2:23 PM ^

Imagine how silly good that '97 team would have been with Manning at QB.  Griese was good and all, but that would have been a team for the ages.

lexus larry

March 21st, 2012 at 4:27 PM ^

Before Sam Webb's gut and all...Archie Manning was asked where he thought Peyton was going, and he responded "Michigan." 

Not complaining about 1997-2000 Michigan football, but wow...that would have been amazing for us (and Peyton) as a Junior and Senior in 1997 and 1998...

Section 1

March 21st, 2012 at 4:27 PM ^

When has that happened?

Davis and Blanchard for Army in the 1940's?

Reggie Bush and Matt Sanchez at USC?

I am trying to think of some others.  Chappuis and Bump Elliott would have been good, but I don't think Bump got many votes.  Has it happened at Notre Dame, with all of their overblown and inexplicable hype for Heisman winners?  Hanratty and Seymour?  I can't think of any SEC team; Pat Sullivan of Auburn won the Heisman; was anybody else from his team a finalist?


March 23rd, 2012 at 12:53 PM ^

Bush and Leinart - 2005 (USC)
Bush and Leinart - 2004 (USC)
White and Petersen - 2004 (Oklahoma)
Dorsey and McGahee - 2002 (Miami)
Carter and Collins - 1994 (Penn St)
Rozier and Gill - 1993 (Nebraska)
Hicks, Griffin, Gradishar - 1973 (Ohio State)
Rogers and Glover - 1972 (Nebraska)
McDonald and Tubbs - 1956 (Oklahoma)
Hart and Williams - 1949 (Notre Dame)
Davis, Blanchard, Tucker - 1946 (Army)
Blanchard and Davis - 1945 (Army)
Blanchard and Davis - 1944 (Army)
Bertelli and Millar - 1943 (Notre Dame)
Kelley and Frank - 1936 (Yale)

Everything from year 1973 and earlier, I only took names listed in the top 6 in number of votes cast for each player because I'm not sure they had "finalists" in the sense we have them today (select number of people invited to a televised ceremony in New York). If they did, then it would be too time consuming to look up.


March 21st, 2012 at 6:51 PM ^

Peyton's recruitment was while I was at UM, and recruiting wasn't that big of a deal then. More of a mention in the Daily, as the internet was only in its crudest form at the time. I remember thinking to myself that "Archie Manning's kid" sure could have potential. Anyway, we did win a title, which he never did (or beat Florida), so I guess it worked out for us. And he seems like a good guy, so I'm glad he did get a Super Bowl ring.