ESPN talks/projects Heisman Projection based ONLY ON VOTERS WHO WORK FOR ESPN 1. Robert Griffin III...
ESPN talks/projects Heisman
Projection based ONLY ON VOTERS WHO WORK FOR ESPN
1. Robert Griffin III - 1670
2. Andrew Luck - 1316
3. Trent Richardson - 1153
4. Tyrann Mathieu - 544
5. Monte Ball - 401
They say that now that the votes can be submitted via internet, they expect the big performances that happened most recently to have a bigger impact, propelling RGIII forward. They project that only the top 3 here will make it to NYC.
Desmond Howard is happy to see RGIII making the surge especially after playing with UT's defense yesterday. Also, he mentioned his comment yesterday that if RGIII did not make it to NYC then he would not attend the ceremony either. He did say that he thought Mathieu was the best player this year, but his one game suspension penalizes him enough that he isn't top 3 [paraphrasing].
Herbstreit decided to continue being anti-RGIII, barely mentioning him. He feels that Mathieu is being underrated. I quote: "In a year where we're waiting for Andrew Luck and others to have their Heisman moment, the way Des did back in 1991, those years where you just remember 20 years later those plays, Tyron Mathieu, and you could make an argument for Robert Griffin, are the only ones who have captured their moments. And to me, Tyron Mathieu because of the suspension, becomes an interesting player and for me, without a doubt, he is definitely on my ballot."
[Really, Kirk? You COULD make an argument for RGIII? Does his beating OU in primetime in one of the most exciting singular performances and games this year 3 weeks ago leave your mind so quickly?]
Interestingly, the guy presenting this info said that Griffin appeared on every single ballot while Luck was left off of 35% of ballots. That's not something I expect to happen very much in the actual balloting.