One Great Season
As you know, I've become a big Oregon fan since I spent a week in Eugene last year. I like Chip Kelly a lot and I love watching LaMichael James. So it pains me to write the following.
Cam Newton is the best football player in the country and deserves to win the Heisman Trophy. I've been critical in recent weeks of the presumptuousness shown by analysts, speaking as though it's been a given for the last month that the trophy is Newton's to lose. I kind of thought James, despite his gaudy numbers, was being wrongfully ignored.
It took me a minute, but now I'm a believer. Newton is definitely a one-man wrecking crew, and he showed his Heisman worth once again on the national stage in Auburn's defeat of Georgia on Saturday. Here is my list of top five candidates: