Sunday, December 13, 2009
What a joke. Stanford's Toby Gerhart should've won the Heisman. I'm no Stanford fan, either - I love me some Cal Bears.
I take nothing away from the kid from Alabama, but just look at the stats: Gerhart led the NATION in yards, touchdowns, runs over 10 yards and basically did his biggest damage against the biggest and best opponents. Ingram is from Flint, Michigan, and back in the day, he'd have been a Wolverine ... but there's not a prayer of that type of running back coming to Michigan to play in Rich-Rod's spread offense. Too bad, Michigan used to run the Oakland Raiders offense: power running with two backs, deep passing on the outside with WRs, hit the tight end on 3rd down, move the chains by hitting a full back in the flat with an outlet pass. Now it's all WRs with virtually no room for Tight Ends and Full Backs on the roster.
But enough about the woes of my Wolverines. Here's a hearty congrats to Gerhart, who came in second in the closest race in the history of the Heisman Trophy. Too bad there is so much voting bias around the country, otherwise whe would've won ... and deservedly so.