Heisman Finalists Announced

December 9, 2013 at 6:20p    by DJ Byrnes    
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Jameis Winston is expected to win 2013's Heisman trophy in a landslide resembling Harding vs. Cox in 1919. Though others have earned the prestigious invite: 

  • John Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M
  • Jordan Lynch, Quarterback, Northern Illinois
  • Tre Mason, Running back, Auburn
  • Andre Williams, Running back, Boston College
  • AJ McCarron, Quarterback, Alabama

As you can see, no Braxton Miller or Carlos Hyde. Thankfully, however, Archie "2Heizmanzs" Griffin's record appears safe for another year.


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BUCK-I-FAN's picture

and the announcers during the Sparty game said that he would be there as a finalist. i guess they didn't know shit.

Seth4Bucks's picture

In all fairness, they did say that when both OSU and BM were rolling and looking like they were going to win it.

BassDropper's picture

Motivation 

DIRECTIONER

703Buckeye's picture

I still think Williams deserves it most this year. 2000+ yards on that mediocre BC squad is quite a feat... he even put up 150 on that "great" FSU d.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Danify's picture

No way Tre Mason should be in the finalist over Carlos Hyde.

Sauce Bauss's picture

Hes the "My team beat Alabama and I helped" candidate. Cant have a heisman presentation without one.

rock flag and eagle's picture

I wouldn't have a problem with Hyde being added to the list of finalists, but I don't think Mason is the one he should replace.  It's obviously McCarron or Manziel.
Considering that Mason had more rush yards, more receiving yards, more all-purpose yards, more total touchdowns, more impact on special teams, averaged more all-purpose yards per game and led his team to a conference championship and the national championship appearance, I don't understand how you feel Hyde is more deserving.
Swap Hyde for McCarron.
 
 

otrain2416's picture

I'd want Lynch or Williams to win even though I know its not gonna happen

Buckeyeneer's picture

Freshman seem to be dominating this award lately.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

andyb's picture

because it's become a "Hype" award..Jameis won this thing before the season even started..granted he's had a fantastic year...but its still a hype award. and for the most part a National Championship award. Other than Johnny football last year how many times in the last decade has the winner not played in the title game?

Poison nuts's picture

Tebow, Manziel, RG3. I think your right to an extent, but had Hyde played all season, I truly believe he would have given Winston a legitimate challenge.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

No Braxton? Haha.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

So 4 of the 6 finalists lost their last game? That's a little unusual.
And of course, once again, the amazing coincidence that all of the "best players in college football" either run the ball or throw the ball.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

brandonbauer87's picture

Tre Mason? Please. 

armybuckinva's picture

My thoughts exactly.  Complete crap.

AndyVance's picture

The fact that there are two running backs on this list who are not affectionately known as "El Guapo" tell me I have no need to watch this year's pageant.
Okay, Braxton, one more year to put it all together, the mind-blowing running skills and the excellent passing game we saw prior to the past few weeks.

armybuckinva's picture

Winston has 16 more 1st place votes than the person behind him currently which is A. Williams.  Winston is going to run away with it.  Also, it's funny to see that Braxton is projected to get more points than Manziel after the first 33 ballots.

Doc's picture

As long as Johnny Deuchebag doesnt win it I'm good.  Just want Archie to always be the only 2 time winner. 

"Say my name."

Iwearmocs's picture

I'd vote for Williams, but this has become the "best-QB-on-the-best team" award.  So Winston it is.

Squirrel Master's picture

pisses me off that Manziel even gets the invite! 
4 loses and implicit in all of them. 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Doc's picture

ESPN needs eyeballs and Jonny D'bag will bring them in. Same way as they invited Tebow when he wasn't going to win it either. Not inviting El Guapo is sinful, dude is a baller

"Say my name."

LiveLoveARob's picture

Starting a petition for Miller and Guap to be on the ballot as a dual-candidate.
Easily the best 1-2 punch in the country and that's why neither were invited. We were so balanced that both took away from each other while helping the team win.

Kurt's picture

Gus Malzahn deserves it more than Mason.  Come to mention it, Cam owes Gus his trophy.

Knarcisi's picture

Just show McCarrons mom. 

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

good goobily goo. I'd cherish a bad "mom teaches step-daughter" video from these two.....
 
 
 
too far?

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

AndyVance's picture

Probably, but sometimes bad is good...

Earle's picture

I read recently that former winners get to vote for the award, which makes me wonder, 1) does Johnny F get a vote, and 2) does Archie get to vote twice?

Italics are for emphasis; an ellipsis represents an unfinished thought.

AndyVance's picture
  1. Yes (apparently), which is a miscarriage of justice.
  2. No; as of this 2004 interview, he said he only gets one.

For more on #1, here's what the Heisman Trust has to say about who gets a vote:

Each Section within the United States has 145 media votes, totaling 870 media votes across the country. Additionally every former Heisman winner, 57 presently, has a vote as well. In 1999, The Heisman Trophy agreed to develop a special program to allow the public at large to become part of the balloting process by permitting one (1) fan vote eligible in the overall tabulation. This program once again continues this year through a partnership with Nissan North America, bringing the total number of voters for the 2013 Heisman race to 928.

dcviper's picture

So, I always wondered if Archie gets to cast two ballots...

TilstheHun3's picture

I was going to post a .gif of Braxton flying into the endzone but couldn't find one small enough to upload. However, somehow I ran across this. Not sure if it is real or not:

Braxton has a great shot to win it next year: stay healthy, stay classy, it's yours.

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?
 

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

I see this being about as close as Brady Quinn and Troy Smith were in the voting in 2006 lol.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

I would be shocked if I were the first one to say this, but I'm a nonviolent person, and still, Manziel's face just looks so juicy and punchable.  A quick jab to the nose and an uppercut.  Really there's a million different ways to hit that punk.

IBleedSandG's picture

Why in the world are they inviting 5 other players? Six is the most finalists I've ever seen. I get Manziel won it last year, but the guy played on a team that lost 4 games this year. Jordan Lynch? Really? McCarron?
They should've just invited Jameis, Tre Mason and Andre Williams. If we would have beat Sparty, Brax would have gotten an invite.

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