Monday, December 7, 2009

Heisman Finalists

Colt McCoy, Mark Ingram, Toby Gerhart, Tim Tebow, and Ndamukong Suh.

The thought going into this is that this award belongs to Colt McCoy, he has been there before, and you could argue that last year he should of won it. Many people think he will get it due to his body of work, not just this year, the thinking being that if Tebow and Bradford have one then he should too.

Not so fast, let's take a real quick look at this thing...

Tebow is here because he is Tim Tebow, period. He does not deserve this award this year , and will not win it. Especially after losing to Bama...

Toby Gerhart is a great story. His numbers are ridiculous and he plays for a Stanford team that had a great year. He runs hard and managed to stay under radar until the last couple months of the season. This kid runs hard and has definitely earned his trip to the ceremony, but he is a long shot to take home the Trophy.

Ndamukong Suh is an absolute beast, he is the best DT in college football and might be selected #1 overall in the NFL draft. HE leads his team in, TFL, sacks, TACKLES, and PASS BREAKUPS...ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! But defensive players rarely win this thing, and I don't think this is his year due to the heavy competition. Suh could win and I would have no complaints I just don't see someone from Nebraska winning this thing this year, maybe if they had beat Texas. Suh and Gerhart are certainly the two dark horses this year.

The two favorites are Colt McCoy and Mark Ingram, personally I think that it came down to the last game of the season, and I think Ingram played better. Ingram raked up the yards against then #1 Florida as they cruised to victory. McCoy led Texas to victory over Nebraska but did throw two picks. This is going to be one of the closest races in recent memory and either one of these kids is very deserving, we will just have to watch and see who wins. 2ndnShort will stay firm with Mark Ingram as our slight front runner over Colt McCoy.


  1. if the heisman was rewarded to the best player in college football like it use to the winner would be Gerhart based on stats followed by McCoy, Ingram, Tebow and Suh. But since its based on how well your team does it will go to Ingram even though his stats arent overly impressive.

  2. How is Suh your last pick for best player Mags?

  3. thats not mags Loose, but this one is really tough to call.

    It will probably go


    but there is no doubt that everyone except Tebow is worthy. I think Tebow is here because of who he is. Suh might be the best defensive player college football has seen in a while. Neither Ingram or Gerhart is the best RB in college football(Jahvid Best) but Ingram is on the best team and Gerhart has the best numbers. McCoy has been strong the last four years and might get it because he is due.

    should be really close between Ingram and McCoy

  4. I agree with you, but I see McCoy edging Ingram for reasons you've stated.

  5. Suh will be the first or second pick in the draft, but if you compare him to the last defensive player that won it (my man charles woodson) the numbers arent even close. If McCoy somehow wins it....we will see how undeserving he was of the award when he gets embarrassed by a real D like Bama's and his NFL value will disappear like greg odens career

  6. haha, McCoy will def face a huge challenge in the Bama game. NFL scouts want to see him throw his way out of trouble because that is what you have to do in the NFL. McCoy runs he way out of trouble a lot, not bad in college, but not possible in the pros. That is why Jake Locker, Jimmy Clausen, and maybe even Bradford will be chosen before him on draft day. That aside, McCoy has had one of the more memorable college careers in recent memory...