The 4 Heisman candidates were announced last night, so I thought we’d take a gander at the nominees. These four fine strapping young lads will travel to New York City on Saturday for the ceremony, though most people seem to think it is a foregone conclusion that the winner will be a certain Gator (booooo). I am grudgingly inclined to agree, now that Dennis Dixon is not a contender. (He coulda been a contender!) Anyway, I now present the Heisman Finalists for 2007. They can be our
Heis Men. Rise Men. Size Men. Lies [down next to us] Men. (I know, it’s a stretch.)
This one’s for you, Metsy.
Also, has LaRussa been teaching him tricks?
Colt has taken the Rainbow Warriors to the only perfect season in Bowl Subdivision football. Hawaii is on their way to their first-ever BCS bowl, as they meet up with Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. This season Colt passed for 4,174 yards and 38 touchdowns. He also set the all-time touchdown passes record of 131.
He was a surprising late-edition to the Heisman chase (ba dump ching!), but put together a nice little season of 4,170 yards and 33 TDs. Then got totally screwed out of playing in a BCS game (Sorry Kansas, but you know it’s true). Coach Gary Pinkel had this nice thing to say, “This shines a huge light, a shining light, on the University of Missouri and the state.”
EEEK! A SPIDER!
I’ll squash it, Coach!
The only running back in the Heisman Hunt, McFadden was the runner-up last year, finishing second to Troy Smith. This year, he rushed for 1,725 yards and 15 touchdowns. In the game against South Carolina, he tied the SEC single-game rushing record with 321 yards and in the upset over then-#1 LSU, he rushed for 206 yards, 3 touchdowns, and he passed for a touchdown.
Ooof. I fells down.
Tim Tebow…blahblahblah…great season…blahblahblah…838 yards rushing, 3,132 yards passing…blahblahblah…holy crap, 51 touchdowns…blahblahblah…probably gonna win.