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    Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    I've heard cases made int he past week or so for both Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike and Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh. Also heard a relatively convincing case made this weekend for Mark Ingram, the Alabama RB--who is the candidate that I'd be most willing to support out of those three. Any others that you could argue convincingly?



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Quote Originally Posted by bkurt58 View Post
    I've heard cases made int he past week or so for both Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike and Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh. Also heard a relatively convincing case made this weekend for Mark Ingram, the Alabama RB--who is the candidate that I'd be most willing to support out of those three. Any others that you could argue convincingly?
    Suh has no chance, not that he isn't deserving. The Heisman has become a cartoon and isn't at all about who the best college football player is. Ingram is a stud and should definitely be in the conversation. I doubt anyone will crash the Tebow/Clausen/McCoy party though. The only one I could see breaking into it is Barkley if he and USC finish strong. Surprise, surprise.



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    I guess I meant to make this a conversation of who should be in the race, regardless of position. I agree, Suh is definitely deserving, and I would argue that Barkley does NOT deserve to be a part of it. While I am a Notre Dame fan, I would also argue that Jimmy Clausen doesn't deserve to be a part of it, either.



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Ricky Stanzi. He's clearly the catalyst for Iowa's success.

    That's what most Hawk fans I know think.

    In all seriousness, if Iowa finishes undefeated, and they keep winning without an offense, I would say that Adrian Clayborn might have to be in the discussion.


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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Ricky Stanzi. He's clearly the catalyst for Iowa's success.

    That's what most Hawk fans I know think.

    In all seriousness, if Iowa finishes undefeated, and they keep winning without an offense, I would say that Adrian Clayborn might have to be in the discussion.
    I actually had that same thought after the way he almost decided to just take over during the Penn State game. He has been downright dominant at times...when he decides to play.



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Tebow's name is already engraved on the trophy. They made the face plate for it before the season began.



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Quote Originally Posted by xboxfever View Post
    Tebow's name is already engraved on the trophy. They made the face plate for it before the season began.
    I'll seriously be ****** if he wins. What has he done to deserve it? Coming back from a concussion to have a mediocre game? People come back from concussions and live a normal life everyday.



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Tony Pike is much, much more deserving than Tebow at this point...



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Neither Tebow or McCoy have really had Heisman type years yet. Clausen has been clutch all year minus the last 3 passes of the USC game, had the WR not slipped on the last play we would be talking about it being his to lose. Pike is having a big year, will depend on his injury. Ingram may very well be playing his way into the discussion too. It is really anyones to take right now I think.



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone_12 View Post
    Tony Pike is much, much more deserving than Tebow at this point...

    Yeah. Anyone who saw elude that USF defender in the end zone, and make a pinpoint throw on the run on third and 17 had to be impressed. I hope he doesn't miss too much time. I'd love to see him and Cincy run the table.


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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    My vote is for Tod Reesing, I'm not sure why no one is mentioning his name. I think he's one of the best QB's in college football, and gets no respect. I can't think of a player who is more valuable to his teams success then him. Granted they lost to Colorado this weekend, but he still threw for over 400 yards.



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Quote Originally Posted by bdnichols2000 View Post
    My vote is for Tod Reesing, I'm not sure why no one is mentioning his name. I think he's one of the best QB's in college football, and gets no respect. I can't think of a player who is more valuable to his teams success then him. Granted they lost to Colorado this weekend, but he still threw for over 400 yards.
    If that was the case, then Troy Davis would have had two such awards.


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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Its all going to come down to who leads their team down the stretch... You could totally eliminate the first 7 weeks and just follow the last three weeks and have a better idea.



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    Re: Other Heisman candidates, besides the "Big Three?"

    Well I think Sam Bradford is the best player in college football but obviously we can't give it to him. I am going to say McCoy because I don't think the team around him is very good offensively with the exception of SHipley. I think Reesing should go to New York. Tony Pike should also be there. As far as defensive players, there will only be one defensive player to win the Heisman that I will ever see. I just don't think it is possible for anyone other than a QB or RB to win it.


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