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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.

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Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2009 6:54 pm
 

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I don't have a problem with Toby Gerhart being in the discussion, but I do have a problem with Gerhart supposedly leading the race for the Heisman.  The defenses in the Pac 10 aren't really anything special (USC is the only team with a defense in the top 25 in the NCAA FBS and they're #23) and you're talking about a guy playing for a Stanford team that's 8-4.  I am not saying that the Pac 10 isn't a quality conference.  In fact, this year, more than ever before, I've come to respect the quality of the football being played by their teams, but the Heisman trophy should be given to the best player in the country.  If the debate is close, you look at what that player means to his team.  If you take that player away from the team, how good is that team?  If Colt McCoy is taken away from Texas, they aren't in the National Championship hunt; they probably aren't even in the Big XII Championship hunt.  If you take Toby Gerhart away from Stanford, I'm not sure Stanford is that different of a team.  I know it's not an MVP award, but Toby Gerhart is not the CLEAR choice for the Heisman.  I'd rather go with Colt, Tebow or Kellen Moore.  These guys are having terrific years and are playing for something.  It is so much more difficult to produce the way these 3 have in the middle of an undefeated season.  These guys are sometimes asked to make sacrifices, statistically speaking, because they can't afford to lose.  Stanford has just fed the ball to Gerhart all year long.  He's playing under different circumstances.  I agree that Gerhart has had an unbelievable year and he deserves to be in the debate, but to say that he's the clear cut front runner is to overlook the challenges that the other guys I've mentioned are facing in the midst of a national championship chase.  Not trying to hate on the Pac 10, Stanford or Gerhart, but I think to give Gerhart the edge is unfair to players achieving similar success under much more difficult circumstances.




Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2009 2:19 pm
 

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Uh, DA has more receptions, more yards and only two less TD's.  How exactly is Golden Tate having the best year?




Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2009 1:48 pm
 

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I firmly believe in the power and presence the SEC has over the rest of the field. It is my opinion, i know this. But in no way whatsoever should the heisman be what it is becoming now a days. I dont care about numbers, team prestige, or conference prestige. I dont care about what you did week one or what you did week 12. If you are a number 1 team or a number 30 team. The Heisman trophy should go to the NUMBER 1 PLAYER in the nation. Whether he is in the WAC, MAC, Big East, or anywhere. Tebow doesnt deserve it this year, personally I dont think McCoy deserves it. There are so many other better players out there that just fly under the radar. Danario Alexander for one, Toby Gerhart SHOULD WIN IT, and i would love to see a defensive player in the hunt. Eric Berry??? He is number one on many draftboards. He has a showed how great a player he is by having played a different position and style this year but his numbers are down. But nobody can deny what he does to Tennessee's defense (Yes I am a Tennessee fan). I just hate to see it go to these big school big conference guys who just dont deserve it.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2009 1:45 pm
 

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Opps I was relpying to another comment and hit the wrong key--I'd rather have a NC than a Heisman as well!



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2009 1:43 pm
 

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Me too!



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2009 1:26 pm
 

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You are a complete moron!


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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2009 1:25 pm
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Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2009 1:15 pm
 

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Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2009 12:56 pm
 

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Well, I just checked out Kellen Moores stats actually. He has 38 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. That's ridiculous. He has one more game left too. He may end up with the highest passer rating in the history of CF. If that's the case, I have to give him the go ahead actually. I do think Gerhardt is a legit candidate though. I didn't know that your school work and how smart you are is any part of it though.



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2009 12:53 pm
 

21 Units??????????????? At Stanford??????????

Gerhart is a management science major in the engineering school.  It is a VERY quantitative curriculum with advanced calculus, statistics, probability and linear algebra.  No easy classes in that schedule.  Juggling the academic demands of a world class academic institution with the grind of a big time college football season is an incredible achievement.  I give him all the credit in the world.  Moreover, this high praise is coming from a USC grad.


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