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Posted on: November 29, 2009 10:08 am
Edited on: November 29, 2009 10:40 am

It was the weekend to abuse bad defenses. Colt McCoy turned the quarterback draw into Texas’ biggest weapon. Toby Gerhart used his arm to help beat Notre Dame. That left Tim Tebow and his five touchdowns lagging behind in third place

1. Colt McCoy, Texas: Moves up to No. 1 because without him Texas would have lost to Texas A&M. Four touchdowns passing, one rushing and almost 500 yards in total offense. Texas stared into the abyss. Colt pulled it back.

2. Toby Gerhart, Stanford: The kid taking 21 units this semester – 21! – got some national TV love against Notre Dame. Charlie’s angels – they certainly weren’t demons – allowed Gerhart 205 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He also threw for a score.

3. Tim Tebow, Florida: It’s a fairly tight race when Superman throws for three and runs for two and ends up only third. Were those camera phones going off in the end zone during his final series at home? Yes, they were.

4. Kellen Moore, Boise State: The poor guy has been forgotten all year. All five of his touchdowns were needed in an 11-point victory against Nevada. The best thing: Boise is all but in the BCS.

5. Danario Alexander, Missouri: Slowly and quietly, Alexander has become the best receiver in the country. So slow that he isn't a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Against Kansas he caught 15 balls for 233 yards. That was the third time in four games Alexander has surpassed 200 yards. Prior to that, Missouri had three 200-yard games by a receiver in its history.


Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2009 8:59 pm

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Give me Jordan Shipley...

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2009 5:14 pm

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Please explain to me how Boise State "is all but in the BCS".  There are 8 open spots, correct?  Florida and Alabama are in no matter the outcome Saturday, Texas is in, as are the champions of the Big 10, Big 12, and ACC.  Thats 6 of the 8.  If Nebraska beats Texas, that's 7 of the 8 spots.  Both TCU and Cincinnati are ahead of Boise State in the BCS Standings.  It seems to me that Boise is on the outside looking in, again. 

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2009 2:22 pm

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I'm a Gator fan and I think Tebow is the best player in college football, but I don't think he deserves the Heisman this year. It's not a lifetime achievement award, and he went through too long of a lull in the middle of the season to win the award. If he scores 4 TD's against Bama and UF wins the SEC championship, he should get an invite, but I think it's McCoy's to lose. I had Ingram at the top until this past weekend. The difference between his performance and McCoy's was undeniable, and the significance of not showing up (even if he was hurt) for a rivalry game won't be lost on voters. The same goes for Spiller, I had him at or near the top until he laid an egg against South Carolina. If Ingram comes out and has a huge game against UF and they win this weekend on his back, then I might have to reconsider. Until then, my top 5 Heisman list is:

1. McCoy
2. Gerhart
3. Ingram
4. Spiller
5. Tebow

Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2009 1:54 pm

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You make a good point.  Tebow won the Heisman with several losses.  I'm a Bama fan but if the voters want to use any consitency, they need to choose Toby Gerhart.  He has been an absolute beast for Stanford.  The Heisman is becoming much like the BCS National Championship Game.  You have to play for a traditional powere AND have a great year in order to have a chance.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2009 12:19 pm

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I love this argument more than the argument over who should/should not play in the National Championship game.  Everyone has a horse in the race, and everyone has someone that they think should not even be mentioned.  As for my top 5:

1) Colt McCoy - Texas
2) Toby Gerhardt - Stanford
3) Kellen Moore - Boise State
4) Mark Ingram - Alabama
5) Tim Tebow - Florida

Next year we'll be able to see how much of an impact Tebow had on the Florida Gators, and I'm thinking it's going to be bigger than most of us think.  The kid just wins ballgames.  Just missing the list are C.J. Spiller and Case Keenum.  If the Heisman ever played true to form, Spiller would definitely be a finalist, but I just don't see that happening this year.  Hopefully this weekend my Huskers will be able to slow McCoy down enough to close the gap in the voting, but in my opinion the trophy is McCoy's to lose.

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2009 12:09 pm

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I dont think Ingram should be out of the race. He has had 1 off game, and was very dominant in every other game. As far as yards are concerned, he sat out against FIU with the FLU and UA doesn't pad stats like many other schools.  Let's not forget Colt (who is probably the best QB) had a very average 5-6 games this season. Tebow should not be in the conversation.

My top 5:

1) Ingram
2) Mccoy
3) Gerhardt
4) Shipley
5) Spiller

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2009 12:07 pm

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Hey, I'm a Bama man, but how can anyone other than McCoy win it? Good luck against Nebraska and hopefully we can meet in Pasadena.

Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2009 11:59 am

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maybe misread your post but pike did miss 3-4 games and cinn kept on ticking

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2009 11:11 am

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You're a joke, son. Sit down. The reason Shonn Greene didn't get an invite is because nobody from the Small 11 should ever be invited to the Heisman Trophy Presentation. Only players from real football teams are allowed.

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2009 10:48 am

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I don't think UGA has ever manage to beat Tebow have they?  The kid is a player and makes everyone around him better. Stats don't always win National Championship. But, Champions do.

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