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Who should win college football’s Heisman Trophy?

Thanks to television, I’ve seen most, if not all, of this year’s Heisman candidates perform. After Missouri’s upset defeat of Kansas, there’s no question in my mind that Chase Daniel should win the award.

He not only passed for 361 yards and three touchdowns; not only went 40 for 49 with no interceptions; not only overcame his team’s adversity of 14 penalties for 144 yards … but on top of all that, he did even more than what he’s been doing all season long.

Chase Daniel shows a masterful “feel for the game” along with an incredible sense of what to do in every situation and a remarkable ability to react to the unexpected. Against Kansas, he overcame all the team’s setbacks with timely throws and correct audible decisions.



He is absolutely close to perfection in directing their “no huddle” offense in a style the likes of Peyton Manning.

I would vote for Tim Tebow. What he does for Florida every week is just incredible. He ruins opposing teams’ defenses because of his ability to run and pass effectively. If Florida had a decent defense, they would be undefeated and headed for another national championship.



His biggest challenger was Dennis Dixon of Oregon, who unfortunately got injured. His importance to his team is obvious since they haven’t even been able to score since he left early in the Arizona game and they were blanked by UCLA.

The other top challengers in my mind are McFadden from Arkansas because of his great performance against one of the best defenses in the nation at LSU and Chase Daniel from Missouri. His 80 percent completion rate against Kansas Saturday was truly amazing.

Tim-timothy, Tim-timothy, Tim-tim Tebow,

When the Heisman is handed, he’ll have the votes.

Some say the winner comes from Kansas-Mizoo

But Name Recognition points to Florida U.

Dennis Dixon was frontrunning

For the Oregon Quacks

But now he is injured

Receiving votes from AFLAC.

Rarely a wide receiver

Once a lineman or DB,

A USC runner, OJ?

But Tebow, it will be.

With all the crazy games we’ve had this college football season, it’s odd to believe that there is one definite Heisman player.

Dennis Dixon was well on his way, and still is, but, due to injury, it might not help his campaign.

Pat White is next in line with a winning record and a good team behind him.

But, with all the quarterbacks getting recognition, there is one player I believe deserves the Heisman ” Darren McFadden of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Not only has he had an excellent year as a running back but has proven himself in important games.

None were greater than the defeat of No.1 LSU this past week, showing his strength and speed, leading the Razorbacks to a 50-48 win in overtime over the heavily favored Tigers.

So keep your quarterbacks this year, the running back will roll over the competition.

Despite Houston Nutt’s nationally televised pitch for Darren McFadden as the Heisman winner, my hat goes off to Missouri’s Chase Daniel. That kid is something else.

Poised in the pocket, great at improvisation and in possession of a flat-out deadly arm, Daniel performed well under the heaviest of pressure against Kansas on Saturday. If he can carry his team past Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game next week, give it to him.

He’s putting Missouri on the map as a football school, and could put an NFL team on the map in the future. With the poise of a champion, he’d definitely be worth throwing a mid-round draft pick at.


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