Denard 7-1 odds for Heisman

Submitted by MichiganMan2424 on February 15th, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Danny Sheridan, a "famed" oddsmaker, has released his 2012 Heisman odds. He has Denard tied for third most likely with Landry Jones at 7:1, behind Barkley at 5:1 and Montee Ball at 6:1.

He has some interesting guys on his list as well like Keith Price, Sammy Watkins, Rex Burkhead. But the most outrageous one to me is Dayne Crist. Crist at 25:1? Really? Couldn't keep his starting job at ND, has to transfer to Kansas, and is now a pre-season Heisman candidate?…



February 15th, 2012 at 10:19 PM ^

he has already sown that award up. No but being serious good for Denard and I cant wait to watch his final season and wish him nothing but the best this year and in the future in the NFL also. Where is the Denard I Love you song I need my fix for the day. lol


February 16th, 2012 at 9:38 AM ^

Incomplete.  I still haven't seen a touchdown signal.  He must have been scanning the crowd for Kate Upton or something or waiting for Kelly's Gatorade shower.

At least he did give Denard some love.


February 15th, 2012 at 10:27 PM ^

What's this guy's accuracy? The Heisman is always pretty unpredictable but I wonder how close he's been

Also, has there ever been a Heisman winner who everybody knew was a sure thing from September? I can think of Reggie Bush, but that's about it

Blue boy johnson

February 15th, 2012 at 10:28 PM ^

Even money on half the blog wanting Denard benched after the first three and out against Bama.

You can't go 11-2 and win a BCS bowl with Denard as your QB, just can't do it.

As Gorgeous Al put it oh so poetically, "I ain't the smartest guy in the world, but I ain't taking 350 yards of total offense out of the game".


February 16th, 2012 at 8:02 AM ^

And even that vocal small minority started those threads primarily to talk about how to prepare Denard for the NFL. Most analysts believe Denard projects higher at WR (well, slot receiver or returner) in the NFL than at QB. So, IIRC, the threads were more about developing Devin for what Devin might be able to do in the NFL and developing Denard for what Denard might do in the NFL.  


February 15th, 2012 at 10:33 PM ^

No idea on Denard's chances on winning the Heisman. But he'll definitely have the opportunities to do so. Marquee games against Bama, ND, MSU, Nebraska and OSU will give him chances to put on his resume.


February 15th, 2012 at 10:44 PM ^

From a distance, I get the feeling that Denard would love to win the Heisman.  I also get the feeling that Denard would love more to win for the team.  The team, the team, the team.  If the team wins as often as Denard wants them to/wills them to (and they themselves want to), the Heisman would be gravy.  

McCarron with nat'l title vs RGIII w/ Heisman...I'm thinking Denard would take the MNC over the Heisman with a win in the Alamo Bowl.

Both psyched and sad that Denard is nearly a senior qb.


February 15th, 2012 at 11:21 PM ^

I think Denard will be splitting the Michigan votes this year.  What with  Ryan recording 20 sacks and Lewan hospitalizing a dozen defensive linemen earning him the nickname "Crushed Sternum" it is just hard to imagine that Denard will get all the votes he needs.  I kow those other positions are non-traditional for the award, but voters will remember itsmichiganforgodsakes, the only school to produce a defensive winner of the Heisman and some votes will stray from Denard.


February 15th, 2012 at 11:22 PM ^

7-1 you say? Denard is number 16... 1+6=7.  Also this is the 2012 season coming up and right in the middle of 20 and 12 is 16.  The national championship game will be played on January 7... Denard will win all the things. 


February 16th, 2012 at 12:14 AM ^

Surprised Tyrann Mathieu didn't even get odds yet Crist did.  I don't think Mathieu will repeat with so much success next season as he had this season but still, how does he not get odds but Crist and Burkhead do?

Also, Landry Jones has been overrated going on 3 years now.


February 16th, 2012 at 12:52 AM ^

It's interesting to note that all three of Michigan's Heisman Trophy winners never won the award under the coach who recruited him. 

Tom Harmon was recruited by Harry Kipke, won the Heisman with Fritz Crisler.

Desmond Howard was recruited by Bo, won the Heisman with Gary Moeller.

Charles Woodson was recruited by Gary Moeller, won the Heisman with Lloyd Carr.

Denard was recruited by RichRod, can he win it with Hoke? 

Landry Jones will probably be the favorite throughout the season.  Denard might have a chance if he can really lower his number of interceptions.