December 12, 2007

Looking ahead to 2008

Several sites have explored the 2008 Heisman race (in case you missed it, Strike the Pose issued its top 10 on Tuesday).

Here are a few links to what the other experts are thinking on next year's race ...

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December 04, 2007

The latest CBS poll

How refreshing ... UCF's Kevin Smith ranks fifth in the latest CBS poll. Think he'll get to New York? Nope, but it's fun to think that small-school guys like Smith and Matt Forte can get some recognition.

Click here for this week's poll ...

CFN talks to the leaders in the clubhouse

This week, College Football News offered up interviews with projected Heisman leaders Tim Tebow and Darren McFadden.

Click here to read the Tebow interview ...

Click here to read the McFadden interview ...

For Maisel, it's Dixon !?'s Ivan Maisel has Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon tabbed as his Heisman favorite. The rest of his top five ballot: (2) Darren McFadden; (3) Pat White; (4) Tim Tebow; (5) Colt Brennan.

Writes Maisel, "This isn't complicated: Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon is the best player I saw this season." That's a bold statement, and we like it (even if we do not agree). If ever there was a year to vote for somkeone who didn't finish up the final few games of the regular season, this is it.

THe rest of the Heisman crew does not agree. Click here to see ...

November 28, 2007

For crew, it's not even close

Tim Tebow has dominated the latest Heisman Watch. Click here for the full results ...

Forde was a late believer in Brennan, too

It appears that Strike the Pose wasn't the only critic of Colt Brennan's campaign (well, before the Boise State blowout, anyhow).

Writes Pat Forde of, "I became a convert in the Boise State game. I'd never knocked Brennan at all, but wondered how much was just a piling up of pretty numbers in a juiced up passing game against outmatched opponents. But 495 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions against a quality opponent convinced me."

Click here to see the results for this week's ESPN Heisman Watch ...

For CBS panel, the top three are locked in

For CBS' five-person Heisman panel it's Tim Tebow, Chase Daniel, Darren McFadden and everyone else. All of the panelists have those three among the top three on individual ballots, but after that it varies quite a bit.

Click here to see this week's results ...

One player not to be ignored ...

Kevin Smith of UCF ... yeah, he deserves attention argues Pete Fiutak of College Football News.

Says Fiutak, " If he runs for his average against Tulsa in the Conference USA title game and in the bowl, he'll finish with more than 2,500 rushing yards. He won't be a finalist, but the numbers will be too tremendous for many to keep ignoring."

Click here for this week's CFN Heisman column ...

Dixon still NY bound? Heisman writer Gene Menez makes a good point about his No. 4 ranked candidate, Dennis Dixon of Oregon.

Argues Menez, "It seems unthinkable, but Dixon has a better Heisman resume now than he did two weeks ago when he was lost for the season with the knee injury. The evidence? The Ducks' once-potent offense has simply crashed without the dual-threat Dixon, culminating in Saturday's shutout at the hands of 5-5 UCLA."

Click here for Menez's ranking ...

The latest Pundit poll

In the Heisman Pundit's latest straw poll, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden is ahead of Chase Daniel for the No. 2 spot.

Click here to see the full results ...

MSNBC still prefers Tebow

Argues MSNBC this week of Tim Tebow, "It would be shameful if his class standing was the only thing that prevented him from winning. As for playing on a team with three losses, both Paul Hornung and Ty Detmer did the same but their individual excellence won out."

Click here for the MSNBC ranking ...

November 21, 2007

Dorsey gets two 2nd place votes in poll

Although we can't agree with it, LSU lineman Glenn Dorsey picked up two second place votes in the latest poll, helping him to place fifth overall this week. Dorsey will likely score favor from a certain percentage of Heisman voters as well.

Click here to see this week's poll results ...

Ryan as the runner-up? What!?

Writes Jim Donnan of quarterback Matt Ryan, "Although he struggled a bit in Boston College's losses, he's still one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the nation." Ryan is ranked second on Donnan's ballot this week.

Jim, get with the program, Ryan's Heisman campaign is done.

Click here for the rest of the results from the poll ...

Tebow scores 50 out of 50 for CBS panel

All five CBS Heisman panelists prefer Florida quarterback Tim Tebow over the rest of the competition. The most interesting pick on a ballot? Dennis Dodd has Missouri freshman receiver Jeremy Maclin ranked fourth.

Click here to see the full results ...

Forte is still on CFN's radar

Matt Forte of Tulane is still in the picture for the Heisman, says College Football News writer Pete Fiutak.

Fiutak writes, "No one knows who he is, and almost no one has seen him play, but after a 194-yard day against Rice, he eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark with one more game to go."

Click here to see the list of candidates in this week's Brutally Honest Heisman Breakdown ...

Room for Crabtree in the top 10?

Why not, argues Gene Menez of After all, he is by far, the nation's most accomplished receiver for 2007.

Click here to find out how Menez's weekly ranking stacks up this week ...

THANK YOU Pundit ...

Fans do not want to believe that their favorite candidate will be at all impacted by his team's won/loss success. Heisman history suggests winning does matter. In its recent column, Heisman Pundit has listed the number of past winners whose teams had lost three, four, or more games in a given season. It is well documented that Paul Hornung was the lone winner from a bad team (and he won by a tight margin). The first winner, Jay Berwanger, played on a team with four losses. Other than that, no other player has been part of a team with four or more losses (a number current frontrunner Tim Tebow is toying with).

Seven players were part of three-loss teams at the time of the vote (only one in the past decade). To see the full list, visit the Heisman Pundit ...

MSNBC agrees with STP top 3

In its recent ranking, MSNBC has went with Tim Tebow, Chase Daniel and Pat White 1,2,3 ... after that, though, the two rankings couldn't be more different.

Click here to see the MSNBC ranking ...

November 14, 2007 poll likes Tebow

In the most recent Heisman Watch poll, Tim Tebow took a slim win over Dennis Dixon, 16 to 14. Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing finished third with six points thanks to one first place vote.

A look at the data shows that, of the eight votes cast, three experts didn't pick Dixon in their top three. Of the five who did, four liked him No. 1. Tebow, meanwhile, was on every ballot even though he only scored two first place votes.

Click here for the full results ...

Already Mel .. really!?

On Mel Kiper's top five Heisman ballot this week for, the analyst has picked Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno at No. 5. We like the pick ... for next year. Moreno has been impressive in recent weeks but he does not have enough under his belt to justify a top five vote.

Other surprises from this week's poll: only Dennis Dixon and Tim Tebow appeared in the top five on every one of the 15 ballots cast. Even more surprising, of those 15 ballots, 14 picked Dixon first.

Click here to read more ...

Caparell contagious for CBS panel

Give college football expert Adam Caparell credit; he has not wavered on his pick of Tim Tebow for the Heisman. While the CBS Sports panel has changed its mind each week, Caparell has stuck with Tebow through thick and thin. Now it's rubbed off on the panel. Three of five now pick Tebow, and the Florida quarterback has claimed the overall lead.

Click here for the results of this week's poll ...

CFN thinks Harper deserves consideration

College Football News' Pete Fiutak offers up his list of legitimate Heisman candidates each week. This week one name stands out: Clemson's junior quarterback Cullen Harper. Writes Fiutak, "All of a sudden, Harper, not Boston College's Matt Ryan, is the ACC's best quarterback with 26 touchdown passes and four interceptions."

To read his Brutally Honest Heisman Breakdown column for this week, click here ...

Menez fond of Daniel

Writes Gene Menez of, "... Chase Daniel should be getting serious consideration for the stiff-armed statuette. He's the ringmaster of one of the nation's most prolific offenses, his numbers rival those of any other candidate and he has the 9-1 Tigers in national title contention."

Still, though, Daniel only makes No. 3 on Menez's list this week. Click here for his full ranking ...

Pundit straw poll picks Dixon

By a vote of 21 to 20, Heisman Pundit voters chose Dennis Dixon of Oregon over Florida's Tim Tebow. The No. 3 candidate scored just four points. Has this officially become a two-man race? Pundit pollsters must think so.

Click here for the full results

MSNBC suggests Tebow could make history

According to MSNBC, "Tebow laid down a strong case for becoming the first sophomore to win the Heisman with a seven-TD performance against the Gamecocks." For this reason the site prefers the Florida quarterback over Oregon's Dennis Dixon.

Click here for MSNBC's top seven prospects

November 07, 2007

Who left off Dixon?

Of the 10 ballots cast in the recent Heisman poll, one voter did not rank Oregon's Dennis Dixon among the top three candidates. Crazy. And four of the 10 picked Darren McFadden as the top choice.

Click here to see the results ... poll favors Dixon No. 1

In his latest ballot,'s David Duffey is high on West Virginia quarterback Pat White, ranking him second. Writes Duffey, "A big night against the porous Louisville defense ... would be a big boost to White's chances." Sure, but he won't approach the No. 2 spot -- not even close.

Click here to see's Heisman rankings for this week ...

McFadden has work to do yet, says CFN writer

Writes Pete Fiutak of Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, "If he can be the reason Arkansas beats LSU, and screws up the Tigers' national title season, then that might be enough to get him a slew of first place votes. He already holds the unofficial title as the most talented player in college football." Hard to argue against that, but Fiutak still cannot place McFadden atop his leaderboard in this week's Brutally Honest Heisman Breakdown on College Football News.

For SI's Menez the choice is clear -- Tebow!?

We poke fun at Gene Menez of Sports Illustrated, only because he has the guts to go against the grain. While it makes him an easy target, it's also a sign of character. Menez refused to get on the Dennis Dixon bandwagon this week, and he stuck with Florida's Tim Tebow as the top-ranked candidate. That could prove wise if Tebow is able to make these next few weeks count. However, if Tebow stumbles to either South Carolina or Florida State ...

Pundit picks Dixon, hints at '08 candidates

The Heisman Pundit, like most, has suggesteed Dennis Dixon is now the frontrunner in the 2007 Heisman race. The frontrunner for 2008? Click here to find out ...

For MSNBC, it's Dixon

So say MSNBC this week, "Ladies and gentlemen, meet Dennis Dixon, your new Heisman frontrunner."

Like most, the site was impressed with how well the quarterback handled the test against Arizona State. So were we, which is why Dixon landed atop our rankings yesterday, as well.

Click here to see the rest of this week's MSNBC top 7 ...

October 31, 2007

CBS panel likes Dixon, too

Two of four panelists picked Dennis Dixon to win the Heisman, while's Adam Caparell stuck with Florida's Tim Tebow and J. Darin Darst picked Matt Ryan of Boston College. Another surprise: Dennis Dodd picked Ohio State quarterback Todd Boeckman No. 2. Hmmmm.

Click here to see the full results ...

CFN pays a little respect to Forte

In his 'Brutally Honest Heisman Breakdown' column this week, College Football News writer Pete Fiutak lists Tulane's Matt Forte in the category of 'No current chance to win it, but deserves to be in the discussion.'

Says Fiutak of Forte, "His team is awful, but the numbers are becoming too ridiculous to ignore. "

Click here to read Fiutak's column ...

You can't have it both ways, Gene

In his weekly Heisman ranking for, Gene Menez has both Dennis Dixon (No. 3) and Jonathan Stewart (No. 5) ranked.

Of Stewart, Menez writes "I'm still sticking to the theory that Dixon, not Stewart, makes the Ducks offense run as smoothly as it does, but after Saturday's 103-yard, two-touchdown effort, Im starting to come around to Stewart's side."

Wait a minute. You can't have it both ways. In the past, teams have sent more than one player to New York. But in the case of Oregon, it will be one or the other, not both.

Click here to see the rest of Menez's ranking ...

Pundit can't let go of Tebow

Give the Heisman Pundit credit for having the guts to pick Oregon as its top ranked team in the country. We admire any site willing to go against the grain. But in this week's ranking, the Pundit kept Tim Tebow listed as its top candidate. Uh-uh, can't agree there. How could Tebow stay No. 1 when Matt Ryan won a bigger game and is playing for an undefeated squad? Another interesting pick -- Darren McFadden at No. 5. No way.

Click here to see the rest of the ranking ...

MSNBC's No. 2 pick? It might surprise you

In its weekly ranking, MSNBC has Matt Ryan in the top spot (who doesn't?) but behind him the site prefers Dennis Dixon of Oregon. That's a bit of a surprise to us, considering how well running back Jonathan Stewart has played as of late. Many believe that for Oregon to get back Arizona State this week, the Ducks will need a big game out of Dixon. We agree. But until that happens, Dixon is not a top three candidate.

For MSNBC's complete ranking, click here ...

October 24, 2007

Tebow edges Woodson in poll

By a score of 19 to 18, Tim Tebow has taken back the lead in the weekly poll, narrowly edging out Kentucky's Andre Woodson. A few other interesting names made this week's list: Matt Forte of Tulane and Todd Reesing of Kansas. Click here to see the full top 10 voting ...

Spielman has Dixon No. 2

Chris Spielman of is the highlighted ballot this week. Of his top five, the one pick to stand out is Dennis Dixon at No. 2. Argues Spielman, "The improvement he's made this year is outstanding, and his ability to both run and throw the ball effectively has Oregon challenging for conference and national titles." Click here to see the rest of Spielman's ballot and how the panel voted ...

CBS panelists go with Tebow

A week ago, only one of the CBS panelists believed Tim Tebow was the top candidate. Now three of four agree. Not editor Sid Saraf, though. He likes Tebow's latest victim, Andre Woodsoon. Hmmmm, interesting. Can't justify it myself, but I'd love to hear Sarif's rationale.

Also of note, the top five did not include Mike Hart. Again, very interesting ...

For CFN, the race is down to six

As far as College Football News is concerned, there are now six possible favorites for this Trophy. While the winner may surprise some readers, one of the top six was even more of a surprise to us -- Colt Brennan of Hawaii. Are ya' kiddin!? Who has he played? Put him against Missouri and see if he does any better than Graham Harrell did last week.

Finally .. a true frontrunner

Writes's Gene Menez, "For the first time all season, this Watch has a clear leader ..." We couldn't agree more. A week from now, however, that could all change. Give kudos to Menez for having the guts to place both Dennis Dixon and Jonathan Stewart in his weekly top 10. Click here for a look ...

A four-man race?

The Heisman Pundit says the race is now down to four candidates. Click here to see if you agree with the four the site still believes in.

MSNBC lacks love for Hart

In its weekly Heisman ranking, MSNBC has picked Mike Hart of Michigan as its seventh-rated candidate. Somehow we wonder how six other players have shuffled in front of Hart. Hey, we'll admit that we were not convinced a month ago that Hart could climb back into contention, but we're certain he is more of a contender now than MSNBC's No. 5 choice, Darren McFadden. Click here to see the rest of the top 10 ...

October 17, 2007

Hey, who voted for Selvie !?

The weekly poll is out and Andre' Woodson has taken a commanding lead over the field. Be sure to visit the poll to see the top 10. Of note, one expert gave a third place nod to South Florida defensive end George Selvie. Wow, this race really is wide open.

Time to recognize Harrell

Of his No. 5 ranked candidate Graham Harrell,'s Mark Schlabach writes, "Unlike Hawaii's Colt Brennan, Harrell is putting up ridiculous statistics against pretty good competition." We couldn't agree more. Click here to see Schlabach's ballot and the top five ...

As for the CBS poll ...

Three of four CBS experts picked Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan is the current frontrunner for the Heisman. The lone voice of descent?'s Adam Caparell, who still favors Tim Tebow. Click here to see each ballot and the consensus ...

And, in case you missed it, Ryan came out on top in the Strike the Pose weekly ranking, too

For, it's Tebow

Gene Menez believes Tim Tebow's week away from action served him well. Tebow has climbed back out front in the ranking. That's a pick we can understand, but no Andre' Woodson in the top 10!? C'mon Gene, get real! Click here for the complete top 10 ...

Pundit not backing down on McFadden

If the Heisman race were held this week, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden would still be the winner says the Heisman Pundit. We couldn't disagree more. Sure, we understand that McFadden's name is the easiest to remember, but voters are well aware of his three losses already. And by the time the season's through, we suspect McFadden will have a few more of losses tied to his name.

Woodson is back out front, says MSNBC

Andre' Woodson's efforts in last week's win over LSU was all it took for MSNBC to bump him back to the front of their rankings. Have a look at the rest of the top 10 ...

October 13, 2007

Rodgers could do it all

In this week's look back at a Heisman legend,'s Adam Caparell talks to 1972 Nebraska winner Johnny Rodgers, who made lasting memories (especially in the '71 contest against Oklahoma). Special teams, running, catching ... Rodgers could do it all.

October 10, 2007

For Fiutak, Hart is the right pick .. for now

Pete Fiutak of College Football News and Fox Sports has been around the college game for a long time. When he speaks others listen, which is why his selection of Mike Hart as the current leader in the Heisman race is so powerful. There have been whispers about Hart breaking back into the leaderboard ever since Michigan scored its first victory over Notre Dame. But Hart already back to the top of the Heisman standings. Hmm, we respect the courage of the pick, Pete.

To read his Brutally Honest Heisman column, click here

CBS panel likes Ryan

It's a surprise that of five CBS Sportsline panelists, four chose Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan as either the first or second best Heisman candidate at this point (the other panelist chose not to rank Ryan in the top five).

That level of praise put Ryan in a first-place tie with Tim Tebow as the mid-season favorite for CBS. Click here to see the rest of the top 5 and the individual ballots ..

In expert poll a new leader emerges (again)

For the third straight week, experts picked a new Heisman frontrunner, this time going with the guy who had owned the spot from Weeks 1-3, Darren McFadden.

McFadden was the only candidate to receive multiple first place votes (four) and his 14 total points were considerably more than second-place finisher Tim Tebow.

Click here to see the results of this week's poll.

Pundit likes McFadden (big time)

In its weekly ranking, the Heisman Pundit predicts that, if held today, voting would hand Arkansas running back Darren McFadden the Heisman by a landslide. That's a bold statement, but it's probably true. McFadden is the safe pick, and amongst a crowd of questionable candidates, voters would most likely favor him at this point, despite the Razorbacks' early-season woes.

White is damaged goods .. didn't MSNBC get the memo?

It's truly touching just how long MSNBC has hung on to West Virginia quarterback in its top 10 ranking. But this week's No. 5 ranking is a bit much. White, like Hawaii's Colt Brennan, has missed too much action to be a serious consideration, and his Mountaineers are still in recovery mode from a bitter loss to South Florida.

We like White, just no longer as a Heisman contender.

Click here for a full list of Mike Woods' Oct. 9 rankings on MSNBC ...

One vote for DeSean ...

Apparently,'s Rod Gilmore disagrees with's Gene Menez. Gilmore has DeSean Jackson ranked atop his Oct. 9 ballot (Jackson ranked third in the ESPN weekly expert poll). We were a little surprised by Gilmore's No. 3 selection, however: Colt Brennan of Hawaii. Is he still Heisman eligible? Brennan has spent too much time on the sideline and not enough time picking apart the nation's worst secondaries to earn a top 5 vote.

Really, Gene ... Jordy Nelson!?

In his latest Heisman column,'s Gene Menez rattles off the top 10 mid-season candidates for the Heisman. His top four aren't much of a surprise, outside of the order they are arranged, but at the bottom of the list I found a peculiar entry: Kansas State receiver Jordy Nelson.


Writes Menez, "I know I'm going to take some heat for including Nelson, but there hasn't been a more dangerous receiver/punt returner in the nation this season. And that includes DeSean Jackson." While we agree Jackson has been awesome at times, absent at others, Nelson cannot compete with Cal's versatile threat (ranked No. 10 by Menez this week).

October 04, 2007

Howard's pose is unforgettable

When Desmond Howard pulled up in the end zone and did his Heisman pose against Ohio State in 1991, it cemented his spot in New York. Howard gave us one of the most memorable moments in Heisman history. Read about it in Adam Caparell's feature on the Michigan great.

Campbell was an all-time great writer Adam Caparell has posted an entertaining story on one of my favorite Heisman winners, the Tyler Rose, Earl Campbell. One of the most dominating rushers at the collegiate and professional level, it's a shame what the game has done to the man.

October 03, 2007

Woodson out front in CSTV poll

In the latest Heisman Watch, Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson jumped out front. Can't help notice that USC's John David Booty was a no-show in the top 10. Puzzling.

Pundit says Hart will make trip to NY

In its Oct. 2 edition, the Heisman Pundit believes Mike Hart is among the top five vote getters, meaning the Michigan back would be packing his bags come December. That's a long journey back from Hart's lost Heisman campaign of a few weeks ago.

MSNBC needs to start drinking the Kool-Aid

What is it with the folks at MSNBC? This week they still have Tim Tebow ranked ahead of Andre Woodson, and have West Virginia's Pat White at No. 4. Ahh, yeah, that's believable. Even worse, where is Wisconsin running back P.J. Hill? He's not ranked, but Colt Brennan is No. 6. Yikes!

For's McShay, Ryan is No. 2

The latest Heisman list is out at As a sidebar, the site asked one of its experts for his top 5. Like Strike the Pose, author McShay has Kentucky's Andre Woodson as his favorite. But at No. 2 McShay likes BC quarterback Matt Ryan. A gutsy pick, but not without merit. Ryan has been strong in guiding his club to a perfect start and if BC stays on that path Ryan will undoubtedly be sitting in New York come December.

September 26, 2007

Menez likes Harrell over Brennan and Dixon writer Gene Menez has a new No. 1 in this week's ranking. Menez also has a soft spot for Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell. He ranks Harrell ahead of other quarterbacks, like Colt Brennan, Brian Brohm and Dennis Dixon. We can't argue with the first two, but picking the 'system' quarterback over Dixon at this point is ridiculous. Oregon has done more, and Dixon is the more dynamic player. My kid could post 400 yards passing in the Red Raiders' attack. Harrell is good, but not special.

Pundit still likes McFadden

Even after suffering two losses, the Heisman Pundit has picked Arkansas running back Darren McFadden as its favorite in the site's latest ranking. For this we are surprised, although we do credit the Pundit for raising the question, 'How many more losses will Heisman voters tolerate from McFadden's Razorbacks?' Our answer: none.

Dixon rises in MSNBC ranking

You have to hand it to MSNBC Heisman columnist Mike Woods. The guy makes some gutsy picks, and for that we are grateful (what fun would a ranking be without the heated debate that follows?). In this week's ranking his most surprising pick is Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon at No. 4. We like Dixon, although not quite that much. If Oregon is somehow able to rise to the top of the Pac-10, Woods will look like a genius come December. Heisman section now live has launched its section dedicated to Heisman coverage. Be sure to visit the page often for updates (Strike the Pose posting can also be found there) ... also, the latest Heisman Watch poll has been released with a new frontrunner.

September 19, 2007

MSNBC likes Brennan third this week

While it's been difficult enough to swallow the wave of support for Tim Tebow in major media Heisman rankings, it's a bit odd that MSNBC still has Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan in its top three. Good numbers, sure. Good player, you bet. Better candidate than John David Booty (No. 7)? Ahh, not in our opinion.

CSTV talks to the winners ... editor Adam Caparell is running a series of Heisman-related stories on the site this fall. This week he spoke to former Nebraska running back Mike Rozier. A week ago it was BYU great Ty Detmer. Great reads, check 'em out

Menez still hanging on to 'lost' candidates

We love Sports Illustrated's Gene Menez, but we have to question two of his picks in this week's top 10 Heisman ranking: Michigan's Mike Hart (No. 10) and Louisville's Brian Brohm (No. 3). How can Hart exist in any Heisman ranking, let alone a top 10? The Wolverines are done, and no voter is going to applaud Hart even if Michigan wins out and gets a respectable bowl bid. As for Brohm ... top 10, sure. Top 3? No way!

What is it with White?

The Heisman Pundit has Pat White listed among its top five in their latest ranking. Let this serve notice to all sites still high on White, his ship has set sail and it isn't coming back.

New ESPN poll out

In the latest ESPN poll, Florida's Tim Tebow is on the rise. But the second ranked Heisman candidate? You won't believe it when you see it ...

September 18, 2007

CSTV Heisman Watch's weekly Heisman poll is out. Arkansas running back Darren McFadden is No. 1. The second-ranked player may surprise some you (surprise to me) ...

September 12, 2007

More sites for candidates

Louisville has a prominent link on its athletics home page to Brian Brohm's Heisman site. It's become a growing trend. Sites also exist for Ray Rice has a site and Darren McFadden (both unofficial we presume).

Make way for White

We took a closer look at Pat White's campaign last week, in part because the talented West Virginia QB has been overlooked for so long. He jumped in our rankings yesterday, but not as much as he did in another ranking. The Heisman Pundit moved White into its No. 4 slot, three spots ahead of teammate Steve Slaton. While we're not sure White deserves to be ranked that high yet (he's two spots lower in our ranking), it's good to see other sites are taking notice. We suspect voters are, too. To view the rest of Pundit's rankings, click here.

September 10, 2007

Hart's guarantee

Apparently Michigan running back Mike Hart didn't get the memo. His team 0-2 already, Hart has guaranteed a victory over Notre Dame this weekend. Uh, Mike, that's great and everything, but the party is over for 2007. Guaranteeing victories is for teams on the eve of a title game, not programs already in meltdown mode. And, one more thing, guaranteeing a win over this year's Notre Dame squad is on par with Tiger Woods guaranteeing he'll place higher than John Daly at a major. Save it!

Don't forget about Bradford

The folks at College Football News do an excellent job with their coverage. Their weekly player poll (not Heisman specific) lists someone who has received little buzz in Heisman circles thus far -- Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford. Seems CFN likes him so much, he's already climbed to No. 2 in the overall ranking after earning player-of-the-week honors for this past weekend. Fans of this column can expect to see Bradford enter our weekly top 25 ranking on Tuesday, though not nearly as high as CFN has him.

What are the odds?

At this point in the season, it's difficult to set odds for Heisman hopefuls, but Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Doug Lesmerises gives it a shot this week in his Heisman watch. Atop the list is quarterback Brian Brohm of Louisville at 9:2. Other candidates odds of interest ... in fourth, Rutgers running back Ray Rice (10:1) and Dennis Dixon of Oregon in seventh (50:1) To read the complete list of odds, click here

September 07, 2007

TD talks to CSTV

In case you missed it, CSTV's Adam Caparell recently interviewed former Pitt great, and Heisman winner, Tony Dorsett.

September 05, 2007 gives props to Armanti

The latest Heisman poll has few surprises. Arkansas running back Darren McFadden has a commanding lead. His 67 points are more than double the total of No. 2 ranked Brian Brohm. And of the 15 votes cast, only two first place votes went to someone other than McFadden (one to John David Booty, the other to Pat White). The newest addition to's Heisman Watch? Try Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards, who completed 73.9 percent of his passes and tossed three touchdowns in the upset win over Michigan. We appreciate the kind gesture on the part of the voter who listed Edwards fifth on his ballot, but the Joe Dudek's of the world just don't get respect come voting time.

And it's ... BROHM (says SI)

If the season ended today,'s Gene Menez likes Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm to win the Heisman. Think he's crazy!? We don't.

Continue reading "And it's ... BROHM (says SI)" »

Two Huskers in the top 10?

In its latest ranking, the Heisman Pundit has Nebraska running back Marlon Lucky and quarterback Sam Keller listed in the top 10 -- Nos. 9 and 10, respectively. Not sure about you, but we're not buying.

Continue reading "Two Huskers in the top 10?" »

September 03, 2007

Now that Colt Brennan has legitimized his Heisman camapign with an opening weekend jaw-dropping statline, his Heisman site is buzzing with hits. We'll see how many visitors he registers after the Warriors face tougher secondaries in the coming weeks.

Smith sticks with Ravens

Over Labor Day weekend, 2006 Heisman winner Troy Smith made the final cut in Baltimore. Here is a short story on FOX Sports and another piece from the Baltimore Sun.

Hart falls in MSNBC ranking

Guess we're not the only ones who believe 188 yards and three scores is not enough to save a Heisman campaign from an embarrassing loss. Michigan running back Mike Hart has fallen a few spots in Mike Woods' MSNBC Heisman column. An updated CSTV top 25 ranking will be released tomorrow.


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