Nutt's wrong about McFadden's name not being mentioned (it was and has been prominently), but he has a point about giving more consideration to the running Razorback. If McFadden's not the most talented player in college football, he's on the short list. And he has two of the most sublime individual efforts this season (against South Carolina and LSU). But this season he hasn't always played like the most outstanding player (three games with less than 100 yards rushing, two fumbles against Chattanooga).
So do you give the Heisman Trophy to a player who, when he was at his best (which wasn't always the case), was maybe better than anyone else? Or to one of two quarterbacks who were brilliant all year long with not one bad game between the two? There's no right answer since everyone has a different definition of the "most outstanding" college football player. (By the way, colleague
With only one week of games remaining, the list has been narrowed to five candidates. Next week, the Watch will unveil its final ballot.
The ballot if the season ended today: