2009 Voter Tips
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There are 2 Omaha World Herald writers (Tom Shatel and Lee Barfknecht) that said that they put Suh #1. One broadcaster on local news (John Scheutz) said he put Suh #1. 2 local radio sports talk hosts (Mike'l Severe and Kevin Kugler) have Suh #1. One of them has Ingram #2 and Spiller #3 and the other has Ingram #2 and McCoy #3.
You may already have those tips but just thought I would pass that along.
Not exactly a voter tip, but I don't believe that voting will follow the normal regional voting this year. I think Suh is a spoiler. In other words, I think he's kind of an "America's Candidate". It's such a wide open race with the other spots, I think Suh will pick up the undecided votes in a lot of regions.
show me some one better - Ndamukong Suh - 82 tackles - 3 blocked punts - 1 int - 24 hurries - 23 tackles for loss - 12 qb sacks - 10 brup - 3 blocked field goals doulble and triple teamed every game all season - show me someone better
All the Lincoln Journal Star boys are voting Suh. (SHOCKING!)
Just one question: If Gerhart is bounding through a hole, Suh is there to meet him and it's one yard for a first down – who wins?
All five are great football players. The edge should go to Suh as he has literally carried the team for Nebraska. He had McCoy running for his life this past Saturday and disrupted the Longhorn offense. Nebraska's offense was very weak this year and had to survive by the defense. Not sure if the voters give it to a DT but Suh is certainly deserving. Congrats to all five finalists.
Andy Bitter of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ballot is 1)Gerhart, 2)Ingram 3)Spiller
Kelly Whiteside from USA Today voted
"My Heisman ballot: 1. Ingram, 2. McCoy, 3. Suh. My toughest decision ever for 2 and 3 in 10 years voting. Ingram was my clear No. 1."
Two Heisman winners votes
tom shatel- nebraska/ both said they will vote for Suh
After responding to his request for input, I received an e-mail from Brad Riter who said that he had voted:
1 Toby G
2. Colt McC
3. Mark Ingram
Steve Sipple, Lincoln Journal star: https://my.journalstar.com/post/Husker_Extra_Group/Husker_Extra/blog/heisman_ballot.html
Suh is a difference maker on a Nebraska team that does not have an offense. Suh can literally take over a game as he did in the Big 12 Championship game. Ask McCoy for his opinion as Colt McCoy is still having nightmares about Suh.
Again, all five finalists are great players, but Suh is the best player in the country this year. Haven't seen Suh in action, go to website below:
Good luck to all finalists!
Kevin Scarbinski - The Birmingham News - Birmingham, Alabama.
1.) Rolando McClain - Alabama
2.) Mark Ingram - Alabama
3.) Ndamukong Suh - Nebraska
For the life of me, I can't understand this guy. Makes me ashamed to say I'm from Alabama.
I was watching KFOR in Oklahoma City, Bob Barry Jr. voted for 1. Suh, 2. Ingram, 3. McCoy
1. Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News announced:
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star
Ingram, Tebow, Suh
I think for the record, you or somebody in the press should clarify the pronounciation of Suh's name.
When he was asked by a reporter he pronounced it (En-dom-ah-kong). Please review the tapes and try to correct it for the announcments of all of his awards so the presenters actually pronounce it correctly. I think it would show honor to the the guy if everyone was to get it right at his time of honor.
Mr. Handyman of Papillion
I have a personal friend that covers Kansas football for the KC Star and has a vote. He told me that he voted Suh number one. Dont know about the rest of his ballot, though.
FYI: Ray Melick with the Birmingham News wrote that he voted for the following 3 players in no particular order: a player from Alabama (assumed to be Ingram), a player from Stanford (assumed to be Gerhart), and a player from Florida (assumed to be Tebow). He wanted the order to remain confidential, and did not disclose the exact order in the article. Not sure if this is enough information to be helpful, but this can be looked up on al.com.
Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald, N Suh voter
Dan Hicken in Jacksonville said on his radio show on 1010XL that he voted Suh first.
David Whitley, Fanhouse (fmr. Orlando Sentinel):
Already there...please delete both. Sorry!
Bob Lutz of the Wichita eagle proves he is a d-bag. The article is laughable.
I live in the Lincoln/Omaha area. Former Husker All-American Jason Peter has said on radio that he has a vote this year. It's probably because he is now on a radio show in Lincoln on the ESPN affiliate 1480. They had been on about 2 years, but just got cancelled last week. So in other words, he's a media member. He has his own website, I believe JasonPeter.com
Chris "MadDog" Russo mentioned this morning and again stated on his show that He voted McCoy.
All from ESPN Podcenter ESPNU College Football Podcast.
Pat Forde (said himself)
1) Ndamokung SUH
2) Toby Gerhart
3) Kellen Moore!!!!
Ivan Maisel: (Said himself)
1) Toby Gerhart
2) Mark Ingram
3) Ndamokung Suh
Gene Wojiechowski (sp) (said by Maisel)
2) Case Keenum
Gene Wojciekowski on espn.com. In the middle of the page under the 'media' section is his podcast. He voted Suh #1.
Gene Menez at SI goes Suh, Ingram, Gerhardt. not 100% he's a voter, but I think he is
John Rohde of the daily oklahoman announced who he is voting for.
chris low of espn voted 1) ingram 2) suh 3) gerhart
stan weber WHB- Kansas City voted Suh #1 according to radio interview with Kevin Keitzman.....no other candidates named.
Eric Crouch voted Suh #1 but doesn't disclose his other two votes.
Kevin Scarbinsky per URL I listed.
1. Rolando McClain
2. Mark Ingram
3. Ndamukong Suh
Bob Lutz, Wichita Eagle:
thought long and hard about voting for Alabama running back Mark Ingram, but opted to stay with McCoy, despite his bad game against the Huskers. My No. 2 vote went to Stanford running back Toby Gerhart and I voted Ingram third.
1. Colt McCoy
Spotted another one: Mike Lopresti (Gannett News Service) in USA Today said he voted 1) Suh, 2) Ingram, 3) Gerhart
Why does George Rodgers have (3) number 3 for who he voted for? I would also question that Johnny Rodgers vote was #3 for Suh.
1. Suh 2. Gerhart 3. Ingram 4. McCoy
Travis Justice said his Heisman ballot had Suh first, Ingram second, Gerhart (SP?) third.
Don't know how he voted, but I overheard Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune identify himself as a Heisman voter.
How can u say suh could even be close to beating ingram in the heisman race. Mark Ingram has face some of the stongest defences in the nation and suh has went up againt some of the weakest offensive lines in the nation think about that...
Tell you what you try to stress player in college football put suh against some of the great offensive lines in the sec like mark ingram has faced some off the great defences and we will see how well he dose
1st place Ingram.... He has put up amazing numbers all year in the top rushing defensive conference in the nation in the SEC He shredded the number 1 rushing defense Florida to break their 22 game winning streak while sharing carries with a very talented Trent Richardson
2nd Place Colt McCoy awesome season led his team to the BCS championship but almost let the nebraska game slip away
3rd Place Suh cant spell the first name haha but had an awesome performance on a big big stage and has a great pose of throwing McCoy to the ground. Suh has dominated the run and terrorized Qbs all year
Lincoln Journals Star's Final Ballot
1. Suh; 2. McCoy; 3. Ingram
Ivan Maisel said he voted: 1. Gerhart, 2. Ingram, 3. Suh
Lincoln Journal Star
1) Suh 2) Ingram 3) Gerhart
Rodgers, Crouch support Suh - Crouch gives Sug his #1 vote, while Rodgers who usually never reveals says he votes for Suh but does not state what vote Suh gets! Suh deserves it!
ESPN's Chris Low:
TOBY GERHART DESERVES TO WIN HEISMAN
Of the 5 finalists TOBY GERHART was the best and most consistent. He had great numbers against all major teams. Therefore, TOBY GERHART deserves to win the Heisman.
Rodgers, Crouch support Suh - Crouch gives Suh his #1 vote, while Rodgers who usually never reveals says he votes for Suh but does not state what vote Suh gets! Suh deserves it!
My cousin overheard someone in Houston say Suh was the best player in college football.
Stan Weber has a vote, voted Suh 1. Heard today on WHB Sports Radio 810 out of Kansas City.
via the Omaha World Herald
Ex-Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch, the 2001 recipient, said he voted for Suh. Crouch, the most recent of three former Huskers to win, said he would applaud the crowning of another NU star.
Rick Karle of Fox 6 in Birmingham, AL is a heisman voter. He stated on his newscast tonight that he voted for Mark Ingram. He didn't disclose his other votes.
All 5 players are viable winners...but from day one, Gerhart has been the most consistent, dominating and Valuable...#7 for Stanford should be posing on stage Saturday with all the previous Heisman winners!Move over Plunket, you have company!
Gene Wojciechowski (ESPN): 1. Gerhart 2. Keenum 3. Suh
tim brown said on espn that he voted gerhart first
SUH for Heisman as the most dominant player in the country. He already won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (https://www.latimes.com/sports/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-fbc-bronko-nagurski-trophy,0,7358920.story) for the best defensive player in the country now its time for the Heisman too. (https://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4721782)
Do I still get to vote?
Travis Justice's #Heisman ballot: 1) Suh 2) Ingram 3) Gerhart
Suh is by far the best in the country period!
Jerry Kellar from the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, passed away well over two years ago.
Suh just about beat the number two team in the country single handed literally, because he was using the other to fight off the double team!
Sean Keeler DSM Register listed his vote in Register, along with 3 other coloumnists, don't knw if there voters. I did not see it online, so may have just been in paper edition. I remeber Suh was first, but dont remember the other 2
At https://www.heisman.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120709aaa.php please find these sentences:
McCoy: "He would be the third Heisman winner from Texas joining Earl Campbell ('77) and Ricky Williams ('98) and the first quarterback to win. "
Suh: "He will be the Cornhuskers fourth Heisman recipient behind Johnny Rodgers (’72), Mike Rozier (’83) and Eric Crouch (’01)."
Note the verb tense "would be" for McCoy and "will be" for Suh. An inadvertant giveaway?
Paul Finebaum - Mobile Press Register. From Finebaums show (Paul Finebaum Radio Network WJOX 94.5) on December 7. 1. Mark Ingram, 2. Colt McCoy, 3. ?
Bob Barry Jr. KFOR- OKC listed his ballot on the 10 o'clock sports
If he could vote for 5
Mike Lynch, WCVB in Boston, just said he is a voter but said he could not name his ballot.
1) tebow 2) mccoy 3) gerhart
Tom Shatel : Omaha World Herold : 1. SUH
Suh from the UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKSA is by far the best player in college football, so he should win this award without any discussion. It should not matter if he is a defensive player or not he is the best football player this year.
I went to the TU / NU game on saturday to watch the best QB and football player in College footbal for the last 2 years. I believe over the last 2 years Colt McCoy has been on top and for 3 years it has been Tim Tebow, but if the Heisman Trophy is for the best Colloge football player in a 1 year peiod it was made obvious. Too bad Mr. Suh isn't a RB or QB. He has been as dominant a player as Barry Sanders, and Archie Griffin were, if not more. I hope all voters do the correct thing and make this 2009 Heisamn vote a special year and a just one. Wow, if anyone did not come away impressed with Ndamkong Suh then God be with you.
Skip Bayless on 1st and 10 picked SUH!
Stan Weber former K-State QB and color man said on 810 radio today that he voted Suh #1. David Lawrence, 4 year Kansas football letterman and sideline reporter for the Jayhawks said on KU basketball post game yesterday that he voted McCoy #1.
Chris Russo(SiriusXM) voted for McCoy
Andy Baggot-Wisconsin State Journal 1) Suh 2)Gerhart
Mike Lucas-The Capitol Times 1) Gerhart 2) Suh
Bill King of Rivals Radio said this morning that he voted:
Read the last paragraph of Suh's profile carefully.
Suh will be the 4th recipient from Nebraska? There have only been 3 so far.
This BBS is keeping track of the votes for SUH. Might be worth to look at.
2009 75th Anniversary Heisman Finalists: Gerhart, Ingram, McCoy, Suh & Tebow
so far Suh has 57 1st place votes, 22 second place votes, and 17 3rd place vote
Total Points for Suh - 228
Nissan Fan Vote
Bob Barry Jr.
Mark Schlabach (also said to be a voter, but not on the list)
Mike Severe (says he is a voter, but not on the list?)
Jeff Potrykus (not listed as a voter)
Mark Schlereth (not listed as a voter, but says he is)
Steve Campell (says he's a voter but not on the list)
David Ching (Athens)
Jason Peter (media vote, but name not on list)
stan weber (says he has a vote, but not on the list)
Anonymous Voter #1 (not kidding, declared, but won't give name)
paul finebaum's ballot per his radio show:
1. mark ingram
2. colt mccoy
3. cj spiller
Tim Brown on ESPN says he chooses Toby, but I don't think he said the rest of his choices
Couldn't quite tell if Mike Lopresti, of USA Today has an official vote. He went... 1.)Suh 2.)Ingram 3.)Gerhart
Mike Lopresti-USA Today
Eric Crouch voted for Suh (and maybe Rodgers?)
Johnny Rodgers doesn't say where but he announced he put Suh in one of his ballot slots
Rich Chrampanis, WPDE
1) Toby Gerhart
2) Mark Ingram
3) CJ Spiller
Dan Daly's Ballot
travis justice, Omaha, NE 1. suh 2. Ingram 3. Gerhart
From the sound of the last paragraph of this article, it appears to me that Don Borst is going with Suh as his #1.
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