Friday, August 3, 2007

2007 Heisman Hopefuls

Sorry I haven't posted within the last few days but I've been busy with work and softball lately, plus grittysquirrels is on vacation.

With the College Football season less than a month away, TSF is excited and gearing up for it. Here are TSF's top Heisman hopefuls for the upcoming 2007 season. Enjoy...

In no particular order as of now:

Darren McFadden- Jr. - RB- Arkansas
After finishing 2nd in last years race, McFadden has to be the front-runner. For the season, he rushed for 1,647 yards and 14 TDs. The multi-threat RB should definitely be the favorite if Arkansas competes for the SEC Championship again, which they definitely will. Just think how much better his numbers would be if he didn't have to share the load with Felix Jones. Again, expect even bigger numbers from McFadden this season with a slightly easier schedule.

John David Booty- Sr.- QB- USC
Booty has a lot of advantages here with the Trojans the pre-season favorite. It should also help that 3 good offensive linemen return. Booty is coming off of a great 06' season in which he threw for 3,347 yards and 29 touchdowns. With talented pass-catchers in Patrick Turner and Vidal Hazelton on the field, expect Booty to have an even better Sr. season.

Steve Slaton- Jr.- RB- West Virginia
The speedy Slaton has had a great Heisman campaign with stellar freshman and sophomore seasons and placed 4th in the race last season. He rushed for 1,744 yards and 16 touchdowns in 06', but it would be tough for anyone to pick Slaton to win it with teammate Pat White at QB.

Colt Brennan- Sr.- QB- Hawaii
If you think Brennan couldn't have near the season he did last year, think again. Hawaii has a very easy schedule, plus they have three of the top WR's returning in the WAC. Mix all of those together and Colt Brennan may be on his way to holding the Heisman Trophy in December.

Mike Hart- Sr.- RB- Michigan
Seems like he's been playing forever, he's coming off a great Jr. season with 1,562 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is a steady runner and if he can stay healthy he'll be there fighting in the end.

Jamaal Charles- Jr.- RB- Texas
Charles only had 831 yards and seven touchdowns last year, but Selvin Young is now gone and he will be the main back. Look for big things from him this season.

DeSean Jackson- Jr.- WR- California
Arguably the best WR in the country, Jackson can do it all; as a sophomore, he had 59 catches for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns and he led the nation in punt returns with an average of 18.2 per return.

Brian Brohm- Sr.- QB- Louisville
Brohm threw for 3,049 yards and 16 touchdowns last year and also the return of WR Harry Douglas will help quite a bit. Brohm has one of the strongest arms in the country and it will take him and the Cards a long ways once again.

Ray Rice- Jr.- RB- Rutgers
The one thing about Ray Rice is that he will give you consistent production. Last year he had 1,794 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. I wouldn't consider Rice a real contender unless Rutgers has near the season they did last year.

Others Contenders:
Colt McCoy- Texas, Pat White- WVA, Tim Tebow- Florida, Chad Henne- Michigan, CJ Spiller- Clemson, Percy Harvin- Florida and Andre Woodson- Kentucky


Mike said...

Where's Stephen McGee and Pat White? I'd say their chances are better than Tebow or Brohm.

stephen a said...

Well Brian Brohm is easily the favorite so I doubt it, Mr. I don't know anything about college football. Good post Ming.

Stefan Ming said...

I mentioned Pat White under other contenders

judy b said...

good information. love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

What about Michael Crabtree from Texas Tech. His stats are off the wall. 60 receptions for 920 yards, and 14 TD's!!! That is unreal! I ahve heard the arguement that, "well that is Tech's offense," I say that is a lie! he has already broke the record for most TD in a season by a tech reciever in 5 games! That should display how much better he is than any other in this style offense. he deserves some respect for a red shirt freshman!