2009 Voter Tips
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Pete Fiutak has 1.SUH 2.GERHART http://cfn.scout.com/2/926788.html
OK, here is the Heisman ballot I turned in-- 1) Gerhart, Stanford; 2) Suh, Nebraska; 3, Ingram, Alabama
Joe Starkey is the play-by-play broadcaster for Cal football on KGO radio 810 in San Francisco. On the final Cal broadcast (the Cal-UW game on 12/5/09), he announced that he was an official Heisman voter, and he was voting for Toby Gerhart (he didn't say who he was voting #2 or #3).
Chip Brown of the DMN on Rivals.com:
Bill King (rivals.com):
Announced on rivals radio show
tim brando on ur site
in that order
Sam Kouvaris Jacksonville FL Channel 4 news and 1010XL.com
Frank Frangie 1010xl.com
Pat Forde ESPN... 3. Moore, 2. Gerhart 1. Suh
Kevin Kugler of Westwood One and KZON in Omaha goes 1) Suh 2) Ingram 3) McCoy
Local Oklahoma City Radio personality Bob Barry Jr. told his votes over the air this morning 12-7-09 at around 9:15 am.
Love the site, thanks for everything you guys do.
kevinkugler Just turned in my Heisman ballot. 1) Suh 2) Ingram 3) McCoy
Kevin Kugler: http://twitter.com/kevinkugler/status/6433373754
1) Suh 2) Ingram, 3) McCoy
Adam Gold of 620 the Buzz (was 850 the Buzz) in Raleigh, NC announced on his radio show this morning that he voted C.J. Spiller #1 on his Heisman ballot.
Ray Melick's (Birmingham New's Sports Writer) vote as follows:
Kevin Kugler, via his Twitter had:
#1 Suh, #2 Ingram, #3 McCoy
Chip Brown's vote according to him on radio 12/7/9:
(twitter) Mike Finger 1. Suh, 2. McCoy, 3. Ingram.
Dan Hicken of First Coast News and morning radio host on 1010XL discussed his ballot Monday morning. As follows:
Chip Brown - Dallas Morning News
Stated today on ESPN Radio 104.9 The Horn, Austin, TX, his ballot would be:
1. Colt McCoy QB Texas
2. Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
3. Mark Ingram RB Alabama
Pat Forde had Suh No. 1 on his ballot on ESPN's First Take this morning.
1-ingram 2-McCoy 3- CJ Spiller.
1. Ingram; 2. Suh; 3. Gerhart
My stepdad has a vote, and he turned it in as...1. Suh, 2. Ingram, 3. McCoy
We are from Oklahoma.
Bill King at Rivals radio went Ingram, Suh, McCoy. Go Suh!!!
From OU sportscastors Dean Blevins and John Holcomb on their TV show last night.
Suh was going to get their top vote.
Nissan claims to have a vote that was up to user polling (original link on ESPN claiming this is no longer up, here it is from the Nissan Heisman webpage: http://www.nissanusa.com/about/events/heisman/). User polling is now over, and what appears to be the final vote tally is up (http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/theheismanvote/2009/leaderboard), with Suh #1, Spiller #2, and Ingram #3.
I have been a voter for three years
I work for KETV-7 and KOZN 1620thezone In omaha
Kevin Kugler from 1620 the Zone in Omaha voted 1) Suh 2) Ingram 3) McCoy
Mike'l Severe (Omaha sportscaster)
Voted sunday morning. 1) Suh, 2) Ingram 3) Spiller. The 3rd spot was tough (Gerhart, Spiller, Moore) Spiller did it all with a bum toe.
Dennis Dodd CBS Sports Line
pat forde of espn gave suh his heisman vote, and gave mark ingram his second place vote and kellen clemens his third place vote. It was on espn today and you can see it on the website
Mike Stange from GoVols.Com
Joe Schrad, from from ESPN on his twitter feed:
How can anyone dispute the greatest athlete of 2009 is Ndamakong SUH!
Dan Hicken of FirstCoastSports and morning host of 1010xl radio said his ballot is as follows:
Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star identified himself as a Heisman voter.
1) Tim Tebow
2) Colt McCoy
3) Danario Alexander (? Evidently a local guy)
Kyle Veazey of the (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger says he voted as follows:
1. Toby Gerhart
2. Ndamukong Suh
3. Kellen Moore
Steve Sipple Ballot:
Posted by: Steve Sipple at 11:47AM CST on December 7, 2009
Just turned it in.
My vote was: 1. Suh; 2. McCoy; 3. Ingram
Gene is announcing it this afternoon
Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star just posted his votes on the Husker blog.
Steve Sipple of Lincoln Journal-Star:
1. N. Suh
2. C. McCoy
3. M. Ingram
Chris Low in an ESPN.com chat identified himself as a voter and voted 1. Ingram 2. Suh 3. Gerhart
Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal-Star:
watch the 1:50 mark on the video where he publicizes his vote: http://blog.al.com/ray-melick/2009/12/one-minute_madness_kevin_where.html
1.Ingram 2.Gerhart 3.Tebow
RAY MELICK'S VOTE...watch the 1:50 mark on the video where he publicizes his vote: http://blog.al.com/ray-melick/2009/12/one-minute_madness_kevin_where.html
1.Ingram 2.Gerhart 3.Tebow
Steve Sipple (Lincoln Journal Star):
As per ESPN.com, Pat Forde:
John Clay ballot?
Brian Christopherson from the Lincoln Journal Star's ballot:
1) Suh 2) Ingram 3) Gerhart.
Mark Rodgers is not on your list, but he claims to be a voter. He is a newscaster on KOCO (abc) in Oklahoma city and also has a radio show on WWLS. He announced his ballot on the radio today as:
1. M. Ingram
2. T. Gerhart
3. Colt McCoy
Steve Sipple Lincoln Journal Star
Bill King of Rivals Radio on Sirius XM cast his ballot live on the show today.
Mark Schlabach of ESPN just said on the Rome show that he is voting Suh, Ingram, and Gerhart as 1,2, and 3 for the trophy.
Kirk Herbstreit on Mike and Mike in the Morning
C. Trent Rosecrans, CNATI.com
Pat Forde on ESPN's First Take
3. Moore (Boise State QB)
Chris Low voted 1) Ingram, 2) Suh, 3) Gerhart
Mark Schlabaugh on Jim Rome show voted
Bob Barry Jr:
Mark Rodgers on the sports animal in Oklahoma City revealed he had Ingram #1 Gerhart #2 and Mccoy # 3
Mark Schlabach on Jim Rome approx. 1:05 CST said
He also said before Big 12 champ game Suh wasn't in his top 5 but watching him in person for an entire game changes his mind
Keith Murphy of WHO TV in Des Moines announced his #1 vote for Suh. Didn't say who he picked as 2 or 3 though.
Pete Fiutak has 1. Suh 2. Gerhart 3. Ingram
I came across this voter (Mike Hlas) on Google:
John Rohde from The Oklahoman:
1. RB Toby Gerhart (Stanford)
2. DT Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska
3. RB Mark Ingram (Alabama)
Update, Keith Murphy of WHO TV in Des Moines reveals his full ballot via Twitter.
My Heisman Ballot: 1. Gerhart, 2. Suh, 3. Spiller
1.Gerhart 2. SUH 3. Ingram
Haven't seen him mentioned yet...Gene Wojceichowski said that his top two are 1) Gerhart and 2) C. Keenam on Maisel's podcast today.
Also, Forde confirmed his vote: 1) Suh, 2) Gerhart, 3) K.Moore.
Podcast on espn college football page
Don Borst's 1st place vote for Suh (bottom of article):
John Rhode of The Oklahoman:
Here’s who DID get my votes:
1. RB Toby Gerhart (Stanford): Tough as nails. Led the country in scoring with 26 touchdowns. Ten 100-yards games. Three 200-yard games. Has 311 carries so far and will likely carry 30-plus times against OU in the Sun Bowl. A stud.
2. DT Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska): If ever there was a time a defender should win the Heisman, this was the season and this was the player. Unfortunately, Midwest bias won’t be nearly enough for a boy named Suh to win the award, but he deserves to be on every ballot.
3. RB Mark Ingram (Alabama): The Crimson Tide, believe it or not, never has had a Heisman Trophy winner and it appears Ingram will fall just short this season. He averaged 6.2 yards-per-carry against the nation’s toughest defenses. There is hope Alabama won’t be shut out next year. Ingram is only a sophomore.
Mark Rodgers of KOCO-5 in Oklahoma City said today on the radio that he voted Mark Ingram No. 1.
Andy Bitter of a newspaper in Columbus, Georgia has posted his ballot
You're missing the following #1 votes for Suh
Bob Barry Jr. of WWLS
Don Borst of Foxsports.com
Mike Finger of San Antonio-Express
Pete Fiutak of CFN.com
Dan Hicken of First Coast News
Kevin Kugler of 1620 AM
Gene Menez of SI
Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star
Pat Forde on ESPN first take had
3rd K. Moore
Could someone please explain why David Ching and Ray Melick - both from SEC country - get TWO votes each???!!! Smells like home-cookin'.....
John Rhode---The Daily Oklahoman.
1. Toby Gerhart
2. Ndamukong Su
3. Mark Ingram
From voter Kevin Kugler's (1620 the Zone, Omaha, NE) Facebook
Kevin Kugler has guaranteed that Ndamukong Suh has at least one first place vote for the Heisman. His consistent dominance pushed him over Ingram and McCoy, IMO.
Suh no doubt #1 he dominated colt mccoy and the whole texas offense 12 tackles 4.5 sacks he deserves it best player in college football
Joey Johnston from Tampa Tribune goes 1) Gerhart 2) Ingram 3) Spiller
whoops, here's the link for Joey Johnston from Tampa Tribune
Heard Bruce Hooley on 97.1 the fan in Columbus, Ohio, say that he has Suh way up on his list. Did not say if he was number one. He does, however, have a vote.
C. Trent Rosecrans, of CNATI.Com identified himself as a voter.
3) Mardy Gilyard (from, wait for it, Cincinatti)
Chip Brown (ESPN Austin) just announced on 104.9 The Horn:
1. Colt McCoy
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/7033/my-heisman-trophy-ballot for another ballot
Didn't remember who he put third....just said on his radio show.
Finebaum voted Ingram 1st, McCoy 2nd, did not say who he voted 3rd on his radio show.
Chris Low of ESPN voted:
Here is the link to Chris Low's ballot.
I see a LOT of repeats so I apologize if this has been mentioned.
David Mayo of Grand Rapids Press/MLive.com claims to be a voter in the article linked below (pick near bottom of story). His choices:
1) Mark Ingram
2) Toby Gerhart
3) O. Suh
Chris Low's Ballot from ESPiN
You may already have this, but Gene Menez at SI.com went 1) Suh; 2) Ingram; 3) Gerhart
SI's Menez picks Suh
At the end of the Texas/Nebraska game, Kirk went over his Heisman picks and implied that he had Ingram and Gerhart as his top two. (Said that "their stock was up.") He then gave Ingram the slight edge. He said that he expected Suh "to be the #3 choice on a lot of ballots," and I assume he meant his as well. He said that both McCoy and Tebow had had a chance to make their case, but didn't capitalize on it.
I still have the video if you need the exact language he used.
(BTW, the "Post your voter tips" link on the homepage links to http://www.stiffarmtrophy.com/2005/11/want_to_send_us.html#postcomment but the form on that page just errors out: http://www.mandatemedia4.com/cgi-bin/contact/contact.cgi)
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