Guys - the heisman race is over, Lache Seastrunk already has dibs. Maybe we can push Bigelow in 2014.
They've come out from the SEC and B12. Us being in the P12, we'd have to win at the very least 9 games to have an outside shot at the Heisman, 10 wins is probably the cutoff, and 10 wins has been good enough to get every P12/10 team in the BCS the last 5 years.
u$c was on a roll and one of the leading Heisman candidates was $c's Ricky Bell.
Then the trojans came to Berkeley and burst under pressure.
Cal 28, u$c 14 ... and the band and fans enjoyed chanting "who the hell is Ricky Bell' ... that definitely got national attention.
Cal finished with exactly, to the yard, the same yards rushing and passing. The media knew about Cal. But for screwing up and losing to fucla, Cal would have been in the Rose Bowl. fucla went and Cal only got a co-championship.
However, Berkeley was at center in all the political turmoil ... lots of it.
No way would a Cal Berkeley ("kal") guy get the Heisman. But Muncie was clearly the most deserving especially based on his well-known yards after contact.
Check your history.
Doesn't Bigelow have to become a starter first? A few nice runs from last year don't make you a candidate for anything this year, except a good chance to play more to show what you can do.
I agree. But if we actually beat Ohio State with Bigelow having the kind of performance he did in Colombus, then we can start talking about it in september.
One more thing to consider based on recent trends - with the proliferation of running/throwing QBs, you really need gawdy numbers as a humble RB to be in the heisman conversation. Appears that 2000 yards and 25 TDs is a minimum and even then you aren't guaranteed an invite to NY. Even this year when I think relatively speaking there were few superstar QBs, Kadeem Carey's 2000 all purpose yards/21TD season and Montee Ball's 1800 yards/21 TD season were footnotes to the heisman race. You would argue that their team performances were too weak to get them to NY, but Montee did lead UW to the BigTen+howevermanyotherschoolstheconferencehas title.
Last edited by tommie317; 12-23-2012 at 12:55 PM.
The way Iíve heard that Sonny Dykes does things, is he makes out his depth chart for every position, and updates it every day. He will put the best player on the field, even if that player is a freshman. Yes, Bigelow is the favorite, but Dykes will require that he win the job, and not have it handed to him. Bigelow has a history of severe injury and long rehabs, and he needs also to prove that he is durable to take the majority of snaps.
I'm sure he will be drilled in protecting the ball, and get drilled to prove he has learned how to do that.
Dykes doesn't let talent sit nor does he give extra credit to "longevity" or past performance.