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.