2009 Voter Tips

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Kari Chisholm | November 30, 2009 | Comment on This Post (852 so far)
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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.

Posted by: Jason Callahan | Dec 7, 2009 3:35:57 PM


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.

Posted by: Nemesis | Dec 7, 2009 3:37:22 PM

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

Posted by: billmccracken | Dec 7, 2009 3:38:24 PM

All the Lincoln Journal Star boys are voting Suh. (SHOCKING!)


Posted by: Nate | Dec 7, 2009 3:42:07 PM


Posted by: Juan Orosco | Dec 7, 2009 3:46:00 PM

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?

Posted by: TE | Dec 7, 2009 3:47:46 PM

Paul Finebaum:
1) Ingram
2) McCoy
3) Tebow

Tim Brando:
1) Ingram
2) McCoy
3) Spiller

Tom Dienhart:
1) Ingram
2) Suh
3) Gerhart

Posted by: Leon Cunningham | Dec 7, 2009 3:50:39 PM

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.

Posted by: Marc Courville | Dec 7, 2009 3:58:55 PM

Andy Bitter of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ballot is 1)Gerhart, 2)Ingram 3)Spiller

Posted by: Chris | Dec 7, 2009 4:01:36 PM


Colt 1
Gerhart 2
Ingram 3

Posted by: Vic | Dec 7, 2009 4:08:07 PM

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."


Posted by: HuskerMark | Dec 7, 2009 4:10:36 PM

Two Heisman winners votes

Posted by: r3dhack | Dec 7, 2009 4:14:08 PM


Posted by: r3dhack | Dec 7, 2009 4:14:32 PM

lee barfknecht-nebraska
tom shatel- nebraska/ both said they will vote for Suh

Posted by: pete tracey | Dec 7, 2009 4:21:27 PM

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

Posted by: jane mitchell | Dec 7, 2009 4:22:10 PM

Steve Sipple, Lincoln Journal star: https://my.journalstar.com/post/Husker_Extra_Group/Husker_Extra/blog/heisman_ballot.html

Posted by: Raisch | Dec 7, 2009 4:23:19 PM

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!


Posted by: Marc Courville | Dec 7, 2009 4:24:39 PM

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.

Posted by: ImAshamed | Dec 7, 2009 4:28:15 PM

I was watching KFOR in Oklahoma City, Bob Barry Jr. voted for 1. Suh, 2. Ingram, 3. McCoy

Posted by: Cassie Anderson | Dec 7, 2009 4:28:21 PM

1. Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska

Posted by: Corey | Dec 7, 2009 4:29:57 PM

Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News announced:

1. Gerhart
2. Suh
3. Ingram

Posted by: dallas_TheFan | Dec 7, 2009 4:33:46 PM

Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star


Ingram, Tebow, Suh

Posted by: Victor Rojo | Dec 7, 2009 4:34:26 PM

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.

Dan Johnson

Mr. Handyman of Papillion


Posted by: Dan | Dec 7, 2009 4:43:42 PM

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.

Posted by: Steve Jackson | Dec 7, 2009 4:44:19 PM

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.

Posted by: David Meyer | Dec 7, 2009 4:56:04 PM

Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald, N Suh voter

Posted by: jon | Dec 7, 2009 5:00:41 PM

Dan Hicken in Jacksonville said on his radio show on 1010XL that he voted Suh first.

Posted by: Diddy | Dec 7, 2009 5:01:28 PM

David Whitley, Fanhouse (fmr. Orlando Sentinel):

1. Suh
2. Gerhart
3. Spiller

Posted by: HBG | Dec 7, 2009 5:05:56 PM

Already there...please delete both. Sorry!

Posted by: Diddy | Dec 7, 2009 5:06:26 PM

Bob Lutz of the Wichita eagle proves he is a d-bag. The article is laughable.

1. McCoy
2. Gerhart
3. Ingram


Posted by: kirk Friesen | Dec 7, 2009 5:08:19 PM

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

Posted by: Tim | Dec 7, 2009 5:10:52 PM

Chris "MadDog" Russo mentioned this morning and again stated on his show that He voted McCoy.

1st. McCoy
2nd. Ingram
3rd. Tebow

Posted by: Gary | Dec 7, 2009 5:13:39 PM

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)
1) Gerhart
2) Case Keenum
3) Suh

Posted by: JV | Dec 7, 2009 5:16:56 PM

Gene Wojciekowski on espn.com. In the middle of the page under the 'media' section is his podcast. He voted Suh #1.

Posted by: Tyler Anderson | Dec 7, 2009 5:27:13 PM

Gene Menez at SI goes Suh, Ingram, Gerhardt. not 100% he's a voter, but I think he is

Posted by: Dave | Dec 7, 2009 5:29:44 PM

John Rohde of the daily oklahoman announced who he is voting for.

1. Gerhart

Posted by: matt | Dec 7, 2009 5:32:02 PM

chris low of espn voted 1) ingram 2) suh 3) gerhart

Posted by: jason | Dec 7, 2009 5:35:36 PM

stan weber WHB- Kansas City voted Suh #1 according to radio interview with Kevin Keitzman.....no other candidates named.

Posted by: kirk Friesen | Dec 7, 2009 5:42:54 PM

Eric Crouch voted Suh #1 but doesn't disclose his other two votes.

Posted by: Nd | Dec 7, 2009 5:51:11 PM

Kevin Scarbinsky per URL I listed.

1. Rolando McClain
2. Mark Ingram
3. Ndamukong Suh

Posted by: Bryan | Dec 7, 2009 5:54:15 PM

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.

Posted by: Greg Kalkwarf | Dec 7, 2009 5:56:37 PM

Bob Lutz

Wichita Eagle

1. Colt McCoy
2. Gerhart
3. Ingram


Posted by: Brent | Dec 7, 2009 5:56:56 PM


Spotted another one: Mike Lopresti (Gannett News Service) in USA Today said he voted 1) Suh, 2) Ingram, 3) Gerhart

Posted by: David Meyer | Dec 7, 2009 5:57:07 PM

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.

Posted by: CKSorensen | Dec 7, 2009 6:08:17 PM

1. Suh 2. Gerhart 3. Ingram 4. McCoy

Posted by: Jaye Ott | Dec 7, 2009 6:10:18 PM

Travis Justice said his Heisman ballot had Suh first, Ingram second, Gerhart (SP?) third.

Posted by: Jeff | Dec 7, 2009 6:22:38 PM

Don't know how he voted, but I overheard Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune identify himself as a Heisman voter.

Posted by: SJ | Dec 7, 2009 6:24:48 PM

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...

Posted by: Steven Daniel Hanback | Dec 7, 2009 6:33:34 PM

rich champranis

1) gerhart
2) ingram
3) spiller

Posted by: jason | Dec 7, 2009 6:47:55 PM

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

Posted by: Steven Daniel Hanback | Dec 7, 2009 6:53:50 PM

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

Posted by: Daniel | Dec 7, 2009 6:54:27 PM

Steve Sipple
Lincoln Journals Star's Final Ballot

1. Suh; 2. McCoy; 3. Ingram

Posted by: Tom O | Dec 7, 2009 6:58:59 PM

Ivan Maisel said he voted: 1. Gerhart, 2. Ingram, 3. Suh

Posted by: Tom O | Dec 7, 2009 6:59:51 PM

Brian Christopherson
Lincoln Journal Star

1) Suh 2) Ingram 3) Gerhart

Posted by: Tom O | Dec 7, 2009 7:01:42 PM

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!

Posted by: Kathie Gonzales | Dec 7, 2009 7:02:25 PM

ESPN's Chris Low:

1. Ingram
2. Suh
3. Gerhart

Posted by: Tom O | Dec 7, 2009 7:02:47 PM


David Whitley


Posted by: WandaJ | Dec 7, 2009 7:03:36 PM


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.

Posted by: Shankar Saikia | Dec 7, 2009 7:11:32 PM

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!


Posted by: Kathie Gonzales | Dec 7, 2009 7:14:32 PM

My cousin overheard someone in Houston say Suh was the best player in college football.

Posted by: L | Dec 7, 2009 7:15:49 PM

Stan Weber has a vote, voted Suh 1. Heard today on WHB Sports Radio 810 out of Kansas City.

Posted by: David Fernandez | Dec 7, 2009 7:16:07 PM


Chris Low


Posted by: WandaJ | Dec 7, 2009 7:21:23 PM

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.

Posted by: Nick Weander | Dec 7, 2009 7:33:09 PM

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.

Posted by: James | Dec 7, 2009 7:33:20 PM

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!

Posted by: Rudy | Dec 7, 2009 7:44:12 PM

Gene Wojciechowski (ESPN): 1. Gerhart 2. Keenum 3. Suh

Posted by: Tim | Dec 7, 2009 7:52:46 PM

tim brown said on espn that he voted gerhart first

Posted by: ravi | Dec 7, 2009 7:57:00 PM

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)

Posted by: Cody Petersen | Dec 7, 2009 8:02:08 PM

Do I still get to vote?

Posted by: OJ "Juice" Simpson | Dec 7, 2009 8:03:53 PM

Omaha, NE
Travis Justice's #Heisman ballot: 1) Suh 2) Ingram 3) Gerhart

Posted by: Darren Lundgren | Dec 7, 2009 8:04:55 PM

Suh is by far the best in the country period!

Posted by: eric | Dec 7, 2009 8:11:15 PM

Jerry Kellar from the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, passed away well over two years ago.


Posted by: Jason | Dec 7, 2009 8:13:31 PM

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!

Posted by: eric | Dec 7, 2009 8:14:42 PM

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

Posted by: tony | Dec 7, 2009 8:16:53 PM

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?

Posted by: Jerry Fusselman | Dec 7, 2009 8:18:53 PM

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. ?

Posted by: Wynn Morgan | Dec 7, 2009 8:20:14 PM

Bob Barry Jr. KFOR- OKC listed his ballot on the 10 o'clock sports

If he could vote for 5

Posted by: JD Holmes | Dec 7, 2009 8:31:51 PM

Mike Lynch, WCVB in Boston, just said he is a voter but said he could not name his ballot.

Posted by: Ryan | Dec 7, 2009 8:32:50 PM

john adams

1) tebow 2) mccoy 3) gerhart


Posted by: jason | Dec 7, 2009 8:33:50 PM

Tom Shatel : Omaha World Herold : 1. SUH

Posted by: Bryan Bordenkecher | Dec 7, 2009 8:41:03 PM

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.

Posted by: greg carroll | Dec 7, 2009 8:42:38 PM

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.

Posted by: Sean | Dec 7, 2009 8:45:17 PM

Skip Bayless on 1st and 10 picked SUH!

Posted by: Patrick | Dec 7, 2009 8:56:52 PM

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.

Posted by: Robert B | Dec 7, 2009 9:01:27 PM

Chris Russo(SiriusXM) voted for McCoy

Posted by: john | Dec 7, 2009 9:06:04 PM

Andy Baggot-Wisconsin State Journal 1) Suh 2)Gerhart
Mike Lucas-The Capitol Times 1) Gerhart 2) Suh


Posted by: Adrian | Dec 7, 2009 9:10:40 PM

Bill King of Rivals Radio said this morning that he voted:

#1 Ingram
#2 Suh
#3 McCoy

Posted by: Marty Scott | Dec 7, 2009 9:17:02 PM

Read the last paragraph of Suh's profile carefully.


Suh will be the 4th recipient from Nebraska? There have only been 3 so far.

Posted by: Brian | Dec 7, 2009 9:17:33 PM

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

Voting 1
Nissan Fan Vote
Joe Schad
Lee Barfnecht
Bernie Mikalaz
Andy Staples
Don Borst
Rick Cleveland
Sam Keeler
Keith Murphy
Gene Menez
Marc Morehouse
Sean Callahan
Mitch Sherman
Randy Riggs
Dean Blevins
John Holcomb
Travis Justice
Pat Forde
Pete Fiutak
Rusty Hampton
Kevin Kugler
Bob Barry Jr.
Brian Christopherson
Andrew Logue
Jon Schuetz
Mike Finger
Mark Tupper
Dan Hicken
Trent Rosecrans
Mark Schlabach (also said to be a voter, but not on the list)
Dan Hicken
Mike Severe (says he is a voter, but not on the list?)
Pete DiPrimio
Doug Harris
Kevin Haskin
Ron Higgins
Jeff Potrykus (not listed as a voter)
BJ Schecter
*Skip Bayless
Stewart Mandel
Jay Tate
Mark Schlereth (not listed as a voter, but says he is)
Tom Mulhern
Mark Kiszla
Mitch Vingle
Dave Matter
Mike Lopresti
Steve Campell (says he's a voter but not on the list)
David Whitely
David Ching (Athens)
Brian Rosenthal
Jason Peter (media vote, but name not on list)
stan weber (says he has a vote, but not on the list)
Eric Crouch
Johnny Rodgers

Voting #2
Al Eschback
Cory McCarthy
Dan Greenspan
George Schroeder
Tom Dienhart
Chip Brown
Dennis Dodd
Scott Ferrell
Bill King
Kyle Veazey
Mike Hlas
John Rohde
Chris Low
Randy Kennedy
Bob Condotta
John Helsley
John Hunt
Kevin Schnepf
Drew Sharp
Brent Dougherty
Cecil Hurt
Tim Cowlishaw

Voting #3
Ivan Malsel
Mike Strange
Jeff Shepard
David Mayo
Mark Rea
Kirk Herbstreit
Anonymous Voter #1 (not kidding, declared, but won't give name)
John Lindsay
Tom Kensler
Don Doxie
Todd Helmick
Chris Huston
Kevin Scarbinsky
Gene Wojciechowski
Kelly Whiteside
Dan Bernstein
Terry Hutchens

Posted by: Aaron | Dec 7, 2009 9:24:29 PM

paul finebaum's ballot per his radio show:
1. mark ingram
2. colt mccoy
3. cj spiller

Posted by: alan manley | Dec 7, 2009 9:28:43 PM

Tim Brown on ESPN says he chooses Toby, but I don't think he said the rest of his choices

Posted by: a khuri | Dec 7, 2009 9:32:39 PM

Couldn't quite tell if Mike Lopresti, of USA Today has an official vote. He went... 1.)Suh 2.)Ingram 3.)Gerhart

Posted by: Josh Perlinger | Dec 7, 2009 9:40:51 PM

Mike Lopresti-USA Today
3.) Gerhart

Posted by: Josh Perlinger | Dec 7, 2009 9:42:06 PM

Eric Crouch voted for Suh (and maybe Rodgers?)

Posted by: Nate | Dec 7, 2009 9:44:44 PM


Johnny Rodgers doesn't say where but he announced he put Suh in one of his ballot slots

Posted by: Nate | Dec 7, 2009 9:48:18 PM

Rich Chrampanis, WPDE

1) Toby Gerhart
2) Mark Ingram
3) CJ Spiller


Posted by: Leftcoast | Dec 7, 2009 9:48:59 PM


Posted by: jason | Dec 7, 2009 9:56:46 PM

Dan Daly's Ballot

1. Gerhart
2. Tebow
3. McCoy

Posted by: Oscar Andres Bustos | Dec 7, 2009 10:08:51 PM

travis justice, Omaha, NE 1. suh 2. Ingram 3. Gerhart

Posted by: bEN | Dec 7, 2009 10:10:27 PM

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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