This list of who won’t win it is much easier to compile than the list of who will win.
We’ll just stick with the trendy picks for now.
Ted Ginn, Michael Hart, Chad Henne–We love Ginn’s all-around game, Hart is solid and Henne could be the front runner next season, but no dice. They are all just sophomores and you can’t win the Heisman unless you are a junior, a senior, or (maybe) Adrian Peterson.
Actually, Michigan’s best candidate may be junior Steve Breaston.
DeAngelo Williams, Omar Jacobs–There’s no rule that a player from Memphis or Bowling Green can’t win the Heisman. But there might as well be.
Special Categories (meaning, history may intrude so we must leave open the possibility):
Matt Leinart–Sorry, no more two-time winners. Unless this guy does it.
Adrian Peterson–Sophomores can’t win it. Unless this guy does.
Looking at the landscape, there appears to be a dearth of legitimate Heisman candidates this season. Most likely, someone we least expect will emerge.