What the top Heisman candidates have to do to win the trophy

Here are links to my breakdowns over at CBSSports.com:

Read what Matt Barkley has to do to win the Heisman here.

Read what Denard Robinson has to do to win the Heisman here.

Read what Montee Ball has to do to win the Heisman here.

Read what Landry Jones has to do to win the Heisman here.

Read what Aaron Murray has to do to win the Heisman here.

Read what EJ Manuel has to do to win the Heisman here.

Read what Geno Smith has to do to win the Heisman here.

Read what Knile Davis has to do to win the Heisman here.

Read what De’Anthony Thomas has to do to win the Heisman here.

Read what Tajh Boyd has to do to win the Heisman here.

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2 Responses to What the top Heisman candidates have to do to win the trophy

  1. Roger August 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Let’s be honest. There is a great chance that the Heisman winner isn’t any player on this list. I mean look at the last 3 winners and your preseason “picks to win it” RG3, Newton and Ingram weren’t any where on the top choices. You guys do a great job figuring out who will win, but it is a crap shoot to guess who will win it preseason.

    I am taking the field, where some decent HB or QB will have an amazing season.

    • Heismanpundit August 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

      The purpose of this list is to figure out who has the best chance of winning the award heading into the season. It’s like looking at a war and quantifying the military, economic and industrial strength of certain competing countries heading into the war. It is not a guarantee that someone is going to win the Heisman (win the war). Rather, it gives us an understanding of what the terrain of the battlefield will look like. Like we always do, we will evaluate the race as it comes and let new data and events influence our analysis. But this is our starting point.