Posted by Frazier
Does anyone really want to win this year? It seems like just when things start sorting themselves out, the front runner struggles in an absolutely must-win game. Matt Ryan may not have been terrible, but both his Heisman hopes, and BC's season, required him to be perfect. He wasn't. So it looks like we're inviting back some old friends to the mix. Without further ado:
1. Dennis Dixon
Walter - It's hard to shake the feeling that Dixon is more Eric Crouch/Jason White than Carson Palmer/Reggie Bush, but still the numbers are there and they don't lie. Not only has Dixon led upstart Oregon to a top 5 rankings, but he's been at his best in the Ducks' biggest games, including their hammering of Mike Hart and Michigan at the big house. Dixon was even brilliant in the Ducks only loss against California.
2. Darren McFadden
Frazier - He's baaaaack! The swiss-army running back has returned to the Heisman race with his incredible SEC-record tying performance against a formerly formidable South Carolina defense. As if his 321 rushing yards weren't enough, he also had a beautiful touchdown pass, and looked great out of the Wildhog formation. Losses and injuries slowed up his pursuit of the trophy, but if he continues to excel he may end up winning after all.
3. Tim Tebow
Walter - Look, Tebow's not my favorite player either, but if numbers count for anything he has to be in the discussion. Though his team has three losses, like Dixon Tebow was not the reason for any of them. In fact, Tebow has turned in some of his best and toughest games of the year in Florida losses.
4. Todd Reesing
Frazier - Props to the big man for his nickname for little Reesing, aka, the "Little QB Who Could". Reesing was no kind of stud recruit, but he's throwing the ball well, running hard, and making all the right reads in leading the fighting Mangino's to a perfect record. The 76 point explosion against Nebraska proved that Reesing is more than just a "manager" behind center, and has the ability to light up the scoreboard too.
5. Mike Hart
Walter - I really wish we could put Mike Hart higher. If his talent matches his heart, well you'd pretty much have the best player ever. The only thing more impossible than overlooking the fact that Hart has single handedly turned Michigan's season around, is the fact that his team lost to Appalachian State in the opening game. If Michigan was a one loss team, Hart would have a legitimate shot........so long as that loss didn't come against Appalachian State.