By J. Henderson
Of course, I know what he’s going for, but it still seems rather sad that a statement like “The Heisman race took a while to develop this season…” can be written without any apparent sense of… irony?
Shouldn’t that be the way it works?
According to that story, Tebow has “emerged as the front-runner” – how this conclusion was reached, it doesn’t say.
But I’m more curious as to whom Auburn fans would rather win, i.e. who’s winning of the award would best serve Auburn in the arena of public perception and on the field of play?
McFadden or Tebow?
McFadden wins: his (already probable) chances for going pro after this season likely double, we don’t have to play him again and get to say that we were the only team (besides, very strangely – at least, strictly statistically speaking – FIU, who kept him to 66) to shut him down – and hard – in his Heisman-winning year. Auburn held him to 53 yards, nearly 100 less than his pre-bowl 2007 average.
Tebow wins: like McFadden, it likely at least increases the temptation to go pro before his senior year, likely jinxes the remainder of his college career, and puts him well on the path to being the second Florida great to never beat Auburn (by the way, after some quick unofficial figuring, were Tebow to win it, I have Auburn beating Florida teams with Heisman winners 66% of the time).
You couldn’t beat us, you should have joined us…