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shylo3716 08-29-2011 03:18 PM

Top 10 Heisman Contenders
 
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THE TOP HEISMAN CONTENDERS
1. Stanford QB Andrew Luck

The buzz: Some have predicted a Stanford decline because of the departure of coach Jim Harbaugh, but the Cardinal has gone from consistent loser to championship contender with Luck at quarterback. If Luck continues to be effective and the Cardinal continue to win, the trophy likely will be his.
2. Oregon TB LaMichael James

The buzz: The Ducks' speedster has rushed for more than 1,500 yards in each of his two seasons. Last season, he led the nation with 1,731 rushing yards despite missing a game. This season, he could make a run at 2,000 yards.
3. Alabama TB Trent Richardson

The buzz: There are Alabama fans who have been saying that Richardson was better than former Tide tailback Mark Ingram, the 2009 Heisman recipient. Sure, fans can be prone to hyperbole -- especially those in the SEC -- but in this case, they may be right. Richardson has power and explosive speed. He's rushed for 1,451 yards and 14 TDs in two seasons as a backup. Imagine what he can do now that he's the starter.
4. Michigan QB Denard Robinson

The buzz: Last season, his first as a starter, Robinson averaged 328.6 yards of total offense per game -- the second-highest in the country. A capable passer and a big-play threat as a rusher, can Robinson put up the same type of numbers for new coach Brady Hoke, who has scrapped the Wolverines' spread offense?
5. Oklahoma QB Landry Jones

The buzz: OU is the preseason No. 1 team, so Jones is a top contender based on that alone. Five of the past seven Heisman recipients were quarterbacks whose teams played in the national championship game. Yet, Jones has "real" credentials, too. He passed for 4,718 yards and 38 TDs in '10.
6. Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon

The buzz: No wide receiver has won the Heisman without also returning kicks, which Blackmon does not do. But times are changing. Until '09, no Alabama player had won it. Until '07, no sophomore had won it -- and there have been three sophomore winners. Blackmon could be another first. Last season, he had 111 receptions for a national-leading 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns despite missing one game.
7. Boise State QB Kellen Moore

The buzz: No player from outside the Big Six conferences has won the Heisman since BYU's Ty Detmer in 1990. But Moore has a shot. Last season, he led the nation in passing efficiency. He has passed for more than 3,400 yards in three consecutive seasons. The Broncos are 38-2 with him as their starting quarterback, and he should become the winningest career starting quarterback in FBS history this season.
8. South Carolina TB Marcus Lattimore

The buzz: So what does he do for an encore? As a true freshman last season Lattimore rushed for 1,197 yards and 17 TDs despite missing one game and getting only one carry in another. In fact, he had fewer than 20 carries in eight games. The bet here is he gets more opportunities this season.
9. West Virginia QB Geno Smith

The buzz: In 2010, Smith passed for 2,763 yards and 24 TDs as a first-year starter. Now, he's directing new coach Dana Holgorsen's high-powered offense. In each of Holgorsen's four seasons as an offensive coordinator, his quarterback has passed for more than 4,000 yards.
10. Houston QB Case Keenum

The buzz: He is one of Holgorsen's former pupils. Keenum finished eighth in the 2009 Heisman voting after passing for 5,671 yards. This season, he's returning from an injury that ruined his 2010 campaign. But Keenum could be first player to pass for 6,000 yards in a season.
ANOTHER DANDY DOZEN TO WATCH
Wisconsin RB Montee Ball
Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles
USC QB Matt Barkley
Auburn TB Mike Dyer
Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd
South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery
Florida State QB E.J. Manuel
Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez
Oregon QB Darron Thomas
Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas
Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden
Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson

shylo3716 08-29-2011 03:19 PM

I have my eye on E.J. Manuel especially when he has 6'6'' 245 Kelvin Benjamin on the receiving end on redzone plays.

jrdrylie 08-29-2011 03:41 PM

I think Landry Jones is too low. In fact, if you listed him at number 2, he'd be too low I think. Andrew Luck is the best player in the country, but I think Stanford loses at least two games while I have Oklahoma in the National Championship game. They will post similar stats, but the fact that Oklahoma will likely have a better record will push Jones over the top.

shylo3716 08-29-2011 03:48 PM

My sleeper pick that is under the radar is.........Justin Hunter WR Tennesee who = A.J. Green 2.0 IMO

tjsunstein 08-29-2011 03:59 PM

Top 10 Heisman Contenders

1. Andrew Luck
2. Landry Jones
3. Trent Richardson
4. Geno Smith
5. Lamichael James
6. Denard Robinson
7. Darron Thomas
8. Michael Floyd
9. Kellen Moore
10. Matt Barkley

MassNole 08-29-2011 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by shylo3716 (Post 2662934)
I have my eye on E.J. Manuel especially when he has 6'6'' 245 Kelvin Benjamin on the receiving end on redzone plays.

KB1 won't get much run this year. Nick O'Leary looks like the top redzone threat.

thenewfeature06 08-29-2011 05:17 PM

I will put my left nut on EJ Manuel not winning the Heisman.

If I narrowed it down to 3 it would be Luck, Jones, and probably James.

tjsunstein 08-29-2011 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenewfeature06 (Post 2663049)
I will put my left nut on EJ Manuel not winning the Heisman.

If I narrowed it down to 3 it would be Luck, Jones, and probably James.

I'm rooting for E.J. Manuel now.

thenewfeature06 08-29-2011 05:38 PM

Nooooooooooooooo that is like hoping for injury.

BigJohn98 08-29-2011 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenewfeature06 (Post 2663049)
I will put my left nut on EJ Manuel not winning the Heisman.

If I narrowed it down to 3 it would be Luck, Jones, and probably James.

Fortunately for your left nut, he's not gonna win it.

sbh15 08-29-2011 05:57 PM

if i see one more person even suggest ej manuel will win the heisman my head is going to explode

tjsunstein 08-29-2011 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbh15 (Post 2663097)
if i see one more person even suggest ej manuel will win the heisman my head is going to explode

It's really not that long of a shot depending on how much you buy into the Florida State hype. He is either the hero or scapegoat this year because all of the surrounding pieces seem to be there, and he has shown promise in limited appearances.

But, I don't buy into the FSU hype so much that I think Manuel is a Heisman contender.

shylo3716 08-29-2011 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbh15 (Post 2663097)
if i see one more person even suggest ej manuel will win the heisman my head is going to explode

Aaaaaaah be quiet LOL are you feeling a certain way because of no UF candidates :D

Plenty of candidates rise & fall EVERY year & he has the supporting cast especially with his Defense to help win ball games.

Pat Sims 90 08-29-2011 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbh15 (Post 2663097)
if i see one more person even suggest ej manuel will win the heisman my head is going to explode

If i see any one suggest that any one from the ACC will win the Heisman my head will explode.

sbh15 08-29-2011 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shylo3716 (Post 2663106)
Aaaaaaah be quiet LOL are you feeling a certain way because of no UF candidates :D

Plenty of candidates rise & fall EVERY year & he has the supporting cast especially with his Defense to help win ball games.

no i'm feeling a certain way because ej manuel isn't very good. i think logan thomas has a better chance to win the heisman and i've never even seen him play. i'd be damn near shocked if va tech doesn't make it through their schedule undefeated

tjsunstein 08-29-2011 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbh15 (Post 2663222)
no i'm feeling a certain way because ej manuel isn't very good. i think logan thomas has a better chance to win the heisman and i've never even seen him play. i'd be damn near shocked if va tech doesn't make it through their schedule undefeated

Schedule is pretty cupcake, meaning Logan Thomas is going to have to put up crazy numbers to win it. Therefore, he doesn't even have an outside chance.

tjsunstein 09-04-2011 11:09 PM

Is it too early to be ranking the candidates on a week to week basis? Has anything changed for anyone since preseason?

SickwithIt1010 09-06-2011 11:59 AM

Gimme some Robert Woods!

Long shot, but helluva first game.

BigJohn98 09-06-2011 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat Sims 90 (Post 2663132)
If i see any one suggest that any one from the ACC will win the Heisman my head will explode.

Are players in the ACC not allowed to win the Heisman?

Pat Sims 90 09-06-2011 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigJohn98 (Post 2668816)
Are players in the ACC not allowed to win the Heisman?

Yes just like the Big East

TheFinisher 09-06-2011 01:27 PM

1. Landry Jones
2. Andrew Luck
3. Trent Richardson
4. Kellen Moore
5. RG3
6. Marcus Lattimore
7. LaMichael James
8. Russell Wilson
9. Geno Smith
10. Denard Robinson

tjsunstein 09-06-2011 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat Sims 90 (Post 2668817)
Yes just like the Big East

Geno Smith would like to have a word with you.
If WVU goes the distance, he's in serious contention.

tjsunstein 09-07-2011 03:40 PM

Heisman Watch Post Week One:

1. Robert Griffin III, QB Baylor
2. Robert Woods, WR USC
3. Andrew Luck, QB Stanford
4. Kellen Moore, QB Boise State
5. Landry Jones, QB Oklahoma
6. Russell Wilson, QB Wisconsin
7. Ray Graham, RB Pittsburgh
8. Trent Richardson, RB Alabama
9. Dominique Whaley, RB Oklahoma
10. David Wilson, RB Virginia Tech

LaMichael James won't win the Heisman this year solely based on his performance against LSU. Book it.

FUNBUNCHER 09-10-2011 09:28 PM

Watch NC State transfer QB Russell Wilson leading the Wisconsin Badgers.
He's completing almost 80% of his passes and Wisconsin should go through the Big 10 undefeated.

Wisconsin and Alabama in the NC!!

Wilson is my Heisman darkhorse along with Lattimore.

EDIT: How many games does UM have to win for Denard to be a serious Heisman contender??? 9?? 10?

STsACE 09-12-2011 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FUNBUNCHER (Post 2672749)
Watch NC State transfer QB Russell Wilson leading the Wisconsin Badgers.
He's completing almost 80% of his passes and Wisconsin should go through the Big 10 undefeated.

Wisconsin and Alabama in the NC!!

Wilson is my Heisman darkhorse along with Lattimore.

EDIT: How many games does UM have to win for Denard to be serious Heisman contender??? 9?? 10?

As a UM fan, they better end up in the B1G Championship game or within 1 maybe 2 games depending on his performances.

He's quite an ATHLETE, but having to depend on just his arm going to a pro-style offense, I don't see him in the talks at the end of the season. If Bourges scraps the "Let's turn him into a pro-style QB right now mindset" and opens up the imagination like the 2nd half, then there is a good chance he'll be mentioned week in and week out for the Heisman.

Our defense is too weak is depend on a spread option QB turning into a pro-style QB.


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