The five Heisman finalists were named today. And though Houston's Case Keenum wasn't one of the nominees, I really can't argue with three of the five -- Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska, Toby Gerhart of Stanford, or Mark Ingram of Alabama. But I just can't fathom Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow being invited to this thing. Spare me the crap about this career records and having won in the past, etc. The award is supposed to be for this year's most outstanding college player, and there is no way that McCoy and Tebow were the most outstanding players in college football this season.
It's not going to happen, but if any of these guys should win, I would really like for it to be Suh. I don't know how many of you saw that Texas/Nebraska game last Saturday, but that performance by Suh was one of the more dominating performances I've seen in years -- it's got to rank up there with Earl Campbell's game on MNF against the Miami Dolphins in 1977, or any game in which Chris Johnson gets to go against the Texans.
But Suh's invite is probably going to just be one of those he's lucky to even be invited thing -- kind of like TCU and Boise State getting invited to play each other in a bowl game instead of getting to play one of the big boy teams. After all, I'm pretty sure the thinking is that there's no way a defensive lineman can be the most outstanding college player. Yet a team with virtually no offense won nine games this season, and they won nine games because Suh so dominated the game. There's no way that Nebraska does what it does this year if Suh's not on the team, not even if McCoy or Tebow there.