It's a four-horse race for the Heisman
Nov. 5, 2007
By Brian Jones
Special to CSTV.com
Brian Jones is a football analyst for CSTV and CSTV.com.
Well folks, much like this exciting, crazy 2007 college football season we have been blessed to witness, the race for the Heisman Trophy is just as wacky and inconclusive. I am hard pressed to find another season in which there was such vacillating as to who should earn the supreme hardware, especially considering it could go to one of four or five guys. Now in years past, there may have been a two- or three-horse race, but never five Barbaro's, may he rest in peace.
Now let's breakdown my four Heisman hosses. We'll go in ascending order - first up is Hawai'i QB Colt Brennan (I just can't get away from the horse references). But in this guy's case, colt represents an accurate sharp-shooting pistol. Brennan is completing nearly 70 percent of his passes for 26 TDs and 11 picks. He also has six rushing touchdowns. But lets be honest, the dude plays for
Next we have Mr. Guarantee himself, Mike Hart. You all remember after Michigan lost two straight out of the gate, Hart guaranteed a victory over Notre Dame prep and I received a lot of hate mail from Wolverine fans in response to my finding fault with Hart's prediction. Let's see if he guarantees a victory over
My next thoroughbred is
And last but not least, my main man Darren "McFooten" McFadden. If you've been tuning into CSTV the last few college football seasons, and I know you have, you know that I refer to McFadden as McFooten because of his size-15 roach stompers. Big feet, big heart and big-time running ability - just ask that `Ole Ball Coach Steve Spurrier and his South Carolina Gamecocks defense. McFadden ran around, through and over the Gamecocks to the tune of 321 yards. The final stats had him at 323, which would have been a new SEC record. Apparently, two yards Felix Jones gained were put in McFadden's tally, so no new record. So let me get this straight; I go home thinking I just set a record for rushing in the
But it's not all bad. McFadden did tie the conference single-game rushing record set by some dude from Vanderbilt. I know what you're thinking, Vanderbilt owns the
You should expect to see McFadden in the company of the Heisman at the conclusion of the regular season. The young man is a beast, having already gained 1,316 yards with 12 touchdowns, all this while sharing time with the talented Jones. McFadden can also take it the distance in the kicking game and throw a few passes if need be. Folks, I tell you this horse is the real deal and has Triple Crown written all over him, as well as Heisman. Now it's time for me to gitty up on outta here!