NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Let the hype begin! Leading Heisman candidate.
September 1, 2013, 02:44 AM
After one week of football, my vote goes to Tajh Boyd of Clemson.
18-30 passing for 3 TDs and 0 INTs
plus 2 rushing TDs in a really big win over #5 Georgia
September 1, 2013  02:46 AM ET

On the flip side, two early Heisman favorites, Clowney and AJ McCarron had pedestrian first games at best.

September 1, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Why, JFF is the frontrunner, don't cha know, and he didn't even play a complete half of the Rice game. The repeat will be sweet. Manziel: 6/8, 94 yards passing, 3 TDs, 6/19 yards rushing. Never mind the 15-yard Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty. Just a hiccup.

<Rubs hands>

How's that for trolling?

September 1, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Tommy Rees of Notre Dame 16/23 with 346 yards 3 TD's and 0 INT's.
If he keeps that up all season why not let him in the door.

September 1, 2013  09:57 AM ET

Never mind play on the field. Clowney is the frontrunner. ESPiN and SI have spent thousands on airbrushed graphics and promos.

September 1, 2013  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Never mind play on the field. Clowney is the frontrunner. ESPiN and SI have spent thousands on airbrushed graphics and promos.

Wasnt he seen down on his knees wheezing and coughing up his breakfast. Tortoise and the hare, lookout!

September 1, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Wasnt he seen down on his knees wheezing and coughing up his breakfast. Tortoise and the hare, lookout!

He is only the front runner in the eyes of those who believe that ESPN controls and directs every aspect of college football. Life is much simpler if all questions, solutions, and problems can be attributed to one source.

September 1, 2013  06:37 PM ET

Lots of really good players out there. But don't forget the first
sentence of the Heisman Trust Mission Statement:

'The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the
outstanding college football player whose performance
best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.'

September 1, 2013  08:05 PM ET

Evidently Christian Jones at Bama has at least 3 different ways to score TDs. He may steal some of McCarron's love from the media.

I know the Heisman isn't the same thing, but IMO Clowney may be the MVP. He gets double-teamed on every play, which frees up another defender. Having him is like having 12 or 13 on defense.

September 1, 2013  08:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Tommy Rees of Notre Dame 16/23 with 346 yards 3 TD's and 0 INT's. If he keeps that up all season why not let him in the door.

Sorry, Van but lots of QBs had big days on mismatch Saturday. Temple ain't Michigan, Oklahoma, Stanford or even USC. Besides, in 3 years Rees' best QB rating is 133. Okay, but not Heisman numbers.

September 1, 2013  08:10 PM ET

Bridgewater should prob'ly be in the discussion, at least at this point. Let's see how he handles a real defense.

September 2, 2013  11:49 PM ET

They might get a good taste vs Cincinnati.

September 2, 2013  11:53 PM ET

What we need is another freshman winner. This time, a walk-on true freshman. Say, the kid from Texas Tech!!!!!


<rubs hands also>

September 3, 2013  12:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

What we need is another freshman winner. This time, a walk-on true freshman. Say, the kid from Texas Tech!!!!!<rubs hands also>

Well, that red shirt freshman QB Winston sure had a helluva first game for the Seminoles tonite.

September 3, 2013  12:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Evidently Christian Jones at Bama has at least 3 different ways to score TDs. He may steal some of McCarron's love from the media.

But gonna be tough for a special teamer to keep that up on a regular basis.
The last guy that I can think of that won the Heisman with a lot of help from his special team performances was Tim Brown, and that was quite a while ago.

September 3, 2013  01:02 AM ET

Jameis Winston

September 3, 2013  01:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Well, that red shirt freshman QB Winston sure had a helluva first game for the Seminoles tonite.

Agreed. Kid was damn near perfect.

I love it.

Go Noles.

September 3, 2013  01:13 AM ET

Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, and Tajh Boyd are my frontrunners. Jameis Winston had a hell of a first game though

September 3, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

but IMO Clowney may be the MVP. He gets double-teamed on every play, which frees up another defender. Having him is like having 12 or 13 on defense.

He plays for Tennessee....?



<ducks incoming parachute wrappers from Tinnie>

September 3, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Jameis Winston

Yep, he had a tremendous game, but remember it was Pitt on the other side of the ball.

 
September 3, 2013  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Bridgewater should prob'ly be in the discussion, at least at this point. Let's see how he handles a real defense.

When will that happen, OU(ohio) was the only semi legit team they play, other than maybe UK

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