It's never too early to start talking college football in my eyes, even if the season did just end two weeks ago.
What another great year, huh? Especially for a Michigan fan (like myself), finally beating Ohio State, and winning a BCS game for the first time since Tom Brady was on campus. And, to top it all off, finding out that the Buckeyes are banned from postseason play at the end of next season.
There were a lot of great matchups (LSU versus Oregon, Alabama versus LSU twice), and a lot of great finishes (Michigan's win over Notre Dame in the first night game ever at the Big House, Michigan State's Hail Mary victory over Wisconsin). What really impressed me, though, was all of the great performances by teams and players you weren't expecting it from.
Who would've ever thought that Robert Griffin III (RG3) would win the Heisman before the beginning of last season? Who expected Michigan to go from one of the worst scoring defenses in 2010 to finishing 2011 ranked sixth? And who ever thought their would be a re-match in the BCS National Championship Game?
Like I said, a great season of college football. What I want to focus on, though, are the select number of players who could very well have a breakout season in 2012, the ones that nobody is really paying much attention to.
Here are your top 10 under-the-radar Heisman candidates going into the 2012 season.