Found November 28, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
It’s the hottest race of the year, blowing up the blogosphere and leaving even the king of pundits, Nate Silver, befuddled as to the final outcome. The 2012 Heisman race combines anger, passion, pride, West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, Deep South, bias, raucous Internet commenting, and two of the most fascinating players in college football providing a stark dichotomy to one another. This year’s Heisman still boils down to BCS school versus BCS school, but there is something different, a newness even, surrounding the award that will be presented next week. The 2012 Heisman Trophy is down to a freshman quarterback and a senior defensive player whose impact is ONLY on that side of the ball. Either one will set a new Heisman-winning precedent. Some of you may look at the last sentence and say, Wait what is actually new about the seventy-five year old Heisman Award? Notre Dame and Texas A&M have both had players win the award, with Fighting Irish athletes winning the award seven tim...
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