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Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:08 pm
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Robert Griffin in a runaway.

That’s how much Baylor’s quarterback has captured the nation – or rather the ballots of Heisman voters. Griffin was the landslide winner in the Dodds and Ends straw poll canvassing of 23 Heisman voters.

Griffin was named on all 23 ballots, getting 19 first-place votes. Stanford’s Andrew Luck was second having been named on 13 ballots, getting two first-place votes. Alabama’s Trent Richardson was third.

Ballots were due to the Heisman Trust on Monday. This poll suggests that Griffin made huge gains after beating Texas on Saturday. Before that, it seemed that Luck and Richardson had dominated the voting.

If Griffin follows through and wins the Stiff Arm on Saturday, he would be the first player from a private parochial school to win the Heisman since BYU’s Ty Detmer in 1990. He would be the first player from a non-traditional football school to win it since Boston College’s Doug Flutie in 1984.

Since then, the Heisman has been shared by only 17 schools.

 

The totals:

1. Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor, 64 points (19 first-place votes)
2. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford, 25 (2)
3. Trent Richardson, TB, Alabama, 17 (2)
4. Montee Ball, TB, Wisconsin, 14
5. Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU, 11
6. Matt Barkley, QB, USC, 6
7. (tie) Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State; LaMichael James, TB, Oregon, 1

Participating voters: Lee Barknecht, Omaha World-Herald; Tony Barnhart, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports Network; Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel; Dean Blevins, News 9, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman; Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal; Chip Brown, Orangebloods.com; Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News; Angelique Chengelis, Detroit News; Bob Condotta; Seattle Times; Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.com; Erik Gee, KNML, Albuquerque, N.M.; Ken Goe, Portland Oregonian; Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune; Matt Hayes, Sporting News; Tommy Hicks, Mobile Register; Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal; Todd Jones, Columbus Dispatch; Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star; Stewart Mandel, SI.com; George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard; David Teel, Newport News Daily Press; Dick Weiss, New York Post.   

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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

First off the award isn't called the NFL scouts top prospect award, it's the player of the year in college football. He obviously had the best stats and led a team that has no history and wasn't even picked to do much this year to 9 wins and #12 in the final BCS poll. So not being a good pro has nothing to do with his 2011 ncaa football success, not to mention he has the best QB rating in ncaa history and scored almost 50 TD's in 12 games, what don't you like about him other then he plays for Baylor? Obvious winner took home the trophy tonight.



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

Once again, the Heisman voters choose a player who will amount to nothing in the NFL.  Crouch, Weinke, Troy Smith, Leinart, Jason White (anyone ever heard of him since he left Oklahoma??), Wuerffel, Salaam, Charlie Ward, Andre Ware...the list goes ON and ON.  I'd include Desmond Howard in this list, but he could at least return kicks and punts!  RG III...BUST!!



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

You're kidding, right?  Barkley over Luck (who SHOULD have won it)??  Apparently you've been smokin' with Todd Marinovich...another player Griffin has something in common with...NO chance of being SOMEBODY in the NFL



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

So having the best statistical season ever for QB isn't worthy of the heisman?



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:05 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

I used to think that the Heisman trophy was supposed to go to the BEST college football player of that particular football season.  I wonder why it has deviated from that.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

RGIII won the south region...Where was all the SEC bias?



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

Griffin had by far the best stats and completely led his team to 9 wins in a tough conference.  I know at one point around week 5 he had more TD passes then incompletetions, the first QB to ever hit 20 TD's before 20 incompletions is a heisman stat if i've ever heard one. The voters got this one right.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

RG III had the Disney PR push behind him. Awards do not have meaning they did in years past. This is not to say RG III did not deserve it, anyone of the five deserved it, but the four letter nework owned by Disney really pumped him up. That network has too much media control and power!!



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

ROBERT GRIFFIN should win...   USC is the school that has the BEST true Heisman,( that being the best player THIS year)
MATT BARKLEY wasn't even invited!  .WHAT a joke the Heisman has become!.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Robert Griffin in a landslide in my straw poll

its not about how many tds you score, its about how valuable you are to your team. baylor is a 2 or 3 win team without rg3. stanford is maybe a 5 win team. bama and wisconsin would manage just fine i think. i also think lsu would have a loss or two without tyrann mathieu


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