College Football's Three Headed Monster
The big three of college football or otherwise known as Florida's Tim Tebow, Texas' Colt McCoy, and Oklahoma's Sam Bradford are giving fans everywhere a special treat. All three quarterbacks are amongst college football's best players and Heisman Trophy Candidates. Not to mention, all three are giving their teams a chance at a National Championship and a spot in college football history forever.
Of the three, Tebow may end up the most successful college player with his Heisman, two-National Championships, and potentially a second Heisman and third National title if all goes well this season. Tebow may have very well won the Heisman last season after receiving the most first-placed votes, but lost overall to Bradford and Colt McCoy.
Bradford has the most NFL potential with his magnificent passing abilities that make him the NCAA's most accurate passer. In last year's Heisman Trophy year, Bradford threw for over 4,700 yards and 50 touchdowns to only eight interceptions. But Bradford's Sooners came up short in the loss to Florida in the National Championship game.
McCoy may be the sleeper of the group, which is hard figuring that these three players may be the best in the country; McCoy posses the intangibles and durability that coaches droll over. McCoy's production at Texas has been superior, while his 32-7 record as a starter and second place finish in the Heisman last year show he is ready to take charge.
Tebow, Bradford, and McCoy are superstars in the eyes of almost everyone. Tebow is the ultimate team player and has brought Florida to an even higher level with his competitiveness and bruising style of play. Bradford may be the best passer in college football. His 4,700 yards and 50 touchdowns were done in his sophomore season. Imagine how much he can improve his junior year; scary isnt it. McCoy brings toughness and an edge to Texas football. He is the ideal player for Mack Brown and the state of Texas.
If the NFL Draft were today, Bradford would be the top player chosen while McCoy would probably go first round and Tebow could potentially slip to the later rounds depending on who would mold their offense around him to fit their needs.
But this isn't the NFL, this is college football where players are playing for the love of the game, national championships, and bragging rights forever.
As for the Heisman this year, it will be a close race till the end. Barring any injuries, all three players should be finalist again this season.
Tebow, Bradford, and McCoy all give their teams hope of a National Championship and an undefeated season. Although it will be tough, these players on these teams can make it happen.
The Gators, Longhorns, and Sooners all rank 1,2,3 in the Associated Press pre-season top 25. All three teams are very talented and could end up in a National Championship game.
The Gators received the most first place votes of any team in college football history, receiving 58 of 60 votes or 96.7%; the other two votes went to McCoy and the Longhorns. The Sooners have lost three National Title games since their 2000 Orange Bowl Championship and Texas hasn’t been in the championship game since Vince Young led the charge during the Rose Bowl victory over USC.
Hang on and hold on tight because this year's college football season is going to be a wild one.