This will be the last preseason Friday Heisman blogging. We may move this to another date, also, depending on what kind of daily schedule I will make for CFR.
It's another slow Heisman week, but I am pleased to inform you that CFR's preseason Heisman candidate list will be out soon (it better be).
- The Guru
He's a zealot when it comes to adhering to the Heismandments, and it's reflected in this year's list. In reading his explanation, it's obvious that the "rules" handed down to us by Heisman history forbid the winning candidacies of Matt Leinart and Adrian Peterson. HP gives a nod to changing times and their force of nature skills and name recognition in adding them to his list, but at numbers nine and ten. Interesting.
Here's the list:
- Reggie Bush-USC athlete
- Chris Leak-Florida quarterback
- Vince Young-Texas quarterback
- Reggie McNeal-Texas A&M quarterback
- Drew Tate-Iowa quarterback
- Brady Quinn-Notre Dame quarterback
- Maurice Drew-UCLA back
- Lawrence Maroney-Minnesota back
- Adrian Peterson-Oklahoma back
- Matt Leinart-USC quarterback, 2004 Heisman Trophy winner
My list is quite different, but HP knows the rules much better and the reasoning is more sound than anything I'll come up with. But my list will still be a great one. Watch.
As for HP, be sure and continue to read his website well into the season. Last year was certainly an education on there and I look forward to more from there. Additionally, HP is branching out and directing a lot of his college football thoughts to CollegeFootballPundit.com, opening soon. I also look forward to that website's emergence as one of the more astute and provocative places to read about the game.
That's all, see you once again when the season has begun!