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Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:21 pm
Edited on: December 5, 2011 6:28 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

One of the most wide-open Heisman races in recent memory has entered the final stage, with the finalists for this year's Heisman Trophy being named on Monday evening.

The following players will be in attendance for the presentation of the award in New York City, in alphabetical order:

Montee Ball, Wisconsin
Robert Griffin III
, Baylor
Andrew Luck, Stanford
Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
Trent Richardson
, Alabama

The iconic stiff-arm trophy will be presented to "the most outstanding player in collegiate football" on Saturday evening in the official ceremony hosted by the Heisman Trophy Trust.  The last time five players were finalists for the Heisman Trophy was 2009 when Mark Ingram, Toby Gerhart, Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, and Ndamukong Suh all made the trip to New York.   

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Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

As an LSU fan, I have to give the vote to what the award means to RG III. He has had the most impact to his team the season long and from what I read, must be one heck of a guy on and off the field.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

I would fail horribly at having an un-biased opinion since LSU is really the only college team I have watched much this year but Tyrann Mathieu is really pretty exciting to watch. I'm a little disappointed in him and several of the guys playing for LSU since many of them have made some poor decisions lately in their personal lives but they have had a pretty impressive season and I will be pretty shocked if anyone manages to hand them a loss in the Super Dome which is almost like a home game for them.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

I didnt think anything could  be a bigger joke than the BCS.  The folks at the Heisman have managed to do it though.
No Matt Barkley?  Really?  I wouldnt be shocked if one of the SEC players wins it.

WHAT A JOKE college football has become. 



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:08 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

All the credible web sites are pointing to an RG3 win with a close race for second between Luck and Richardson.  I think RG3 was great and have little problem with him winning. However, I think Luck would have been the better choice.  Many on this board talk about stats, but Luck's best game by his own admission was Washington when he threw for under 200 yds.  Instead, he went to the line, saw that the defense was keying on the pass and chose (not audibled as he calls the plays) one run after another to produce the biggest rushing day in Stanford history.  On top of that, he out gunned and out managed Barkley in beating #5 USC and did it with a walk on and true freshman as WR's.  Luck had to throw into tight spaces all year.  As I said, RG3 was great and congrats to his winning the Heisman, but did you see how open his receivers got against Texas?  That doesn't happen for Luck.



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:07 pm
 

The best player on the best team in the land

Tyrann Mathieu fits that description. Timely fumble recoveries, interceptions, returns. He has made a difference in making LSU dominant. Glad to see he made the list.



Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

I think you are right about the un-heisman awards.



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:03 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Let me see..... if Montee played with LSU he may have...may have had 39 instead of 38 TDs.   Common.....you're SEC bias is glowing.
Wisky played three of the top 10 defenses in the nation and Ball ate them all up.   Why....because Wisky has one of the best O-lines in the country hands down.   No analyst ever argues that.....that's their staple...their identity!!




Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

If you are tired of the SEC domination, then someone produce a conference that can compete on the same level.   I don't think it will happen for a while.  The numbers are higher because of the defenses they play against.  They would not have those numbers in the SEC.   Trent is the beast.




Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

I didn't really think Luck had a strong year, he didn't need to because of the way they run the ball but here would be my ballot:

1) Robert Griffin III
2) Monte Ball

3-5) Any number of guys, the midget from LSU, Richardson, Weeden, Luck, Kellen Moore, Keenum, to me all of those guys had great years and there are others too but the point is I think Griffin and Ball were in a class of their own and just a bit better than the rest!

The un-Heisman award for crappy performances on a given saturday would go to:

1) Alabamas kicker vs. LSU
2) Boise States kicker vs. TCU
3) Oklahoma States kicker vs. Iowa State 
4) Oregons kicker vs. USC




Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

And if Griffin does not win the Heisman then the whole of college football is so screwed that it needs to be done away with.


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