The 2009 Heisman Trophy race was supposed to be one to remember with Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy all coming back to lace up their cleats on Saturdays, but it has turned out to be the opposite.
Reigning Heisman winner Sam Bradford injured his shoulder in Oklahoma's opener, which turned out to be a season ending injury after he re-injured it against arch rival Texas.
Colt McCoy has passed for 1,806 yards and 14 touchdowns after posting 1,894 yards and 19 touchdowns at this same time last season.
Tim Tebow's '09 stats have failed to live up to the "Heisman Hype" as well. The Florida Gators signal caller has thrown for 1,159 yards and 8 touchdowns after amassing 1,415 yards and 12 touchdowns through seven games last year.
Since the "Big Three" has failed to live up to expectations, who will hoist the bronze statue at the Downtown Athletic Club in December? Alabama's Mark Ingram has racked up 1,004 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground but those are not typical numbers for a Heisman Trophy winning running back.
Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen has lit up Irish opponents for 2,050 yards and 16 touchdowns through the air but has come up short in big games against Michigan and USC.
Boise State's Kellen Moore leads the nation with 21 touchdown passes, but the Broncos sophomore signal caller has not received the acclaim of players in stronger conferences due to a weak schedule.
Right now McCoy, Tebow, Ingram, and Clausen seem to be on track to be invited to New York on December 12, but unless someone gets hot over a three game stretch, maybe this year's winner should give the bronze statue back to the Down Town Athletic Club.
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