2008 Voter Tips

Use this space to post tips about official Stiff Arm Trophy voters that have declared their votes. If possible, give us a link to a web page where it's printed -- or at least tell us where on the air you heard it.

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Kari Chisholm | December 7, 2008 | Comment on This Post (515 so far)
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you really should've started early, because others might think you are not doing it this year, and it does affect those who will give tips on who's voting.

Posted by: TAm | Dec 7, 2008 9:41:38 AM

tony barnhart for tebow

Posted by: michael | Dec 7, 2008 10:01:10 AM

Joe Cowart said he was voting for Tebow in the SEC post game show on local Jax Fl tv.

Posted by: cv | Dec 7, 2008 12:20:04 PM

John Rohde Daily Oklahoman

1. Bradford
2. Tebow
3. McCoy

Posted by: Mike | Dec 7, 2008 12:20:42 PM

I also saw Doug Flutie say he was voting for Colt Mccoy

Posted by: cv | Dec 7, 2008 12:21:45 PM

You can add Tim Tebow to the list of voters, since he won last year.

Posted by: John | Dec 7, 2008 12:22:02 PM

Al Eschbach from the sports animal said in the OU post game he voted 1. Bradford 2. McCoy 3. Tebow

Posted by: Mike | Dec 7, 2008 1:05:44 PM

Here is the link for Barnhart... http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/11156457

Posted by: step | Dec 7, 2008 1:53:25 PM

Matt Hayes for Tebow.... quote in Bianchi column..

Posted by: Wendy | Dec 7, 2008 4:57:02 PM

Speaking of starting earlier... the HeismanPundit has started collecting votes because he thinks you are "taking a breather this year." Time to catch up. Where is everybody?

Posted by: GeorgiaManFloridaFan | Dec 7, 2008 6:03:09 PM

Do you think voters will ignore the previous "don't give it to a sophomore" since Tebow broke that thinking last year and give it to Bradford? No doubt he's a great quarterback, but is it enough to sway the "older" Heisman voters to consider putting him at #2 or #3?

Posted by: Duane | Dec 7, 2008 6:12:22 PM

Herb Gould (Chicago Sun-Times): Tebow

Posted by: Ryan | Dec 7, 2008 6:20:09 PM

Desmond Howard said yesterday on College Gameday that he was voting for Sam Bradford because he played the best in the their team's one lost.

Posted by: Jordan Richison | Dec 7, 2008 6:21:19 PM

Mike Lopresti (Gannett News Service): Colt McCoy

Posted by: Ryan | Dec 7, 2008 6:44:39 PM


Doug Lesmeries
1. Bradford
2. Tebow
3. McCoy

Posted by: Chris | Dec 7, 2008 6:49:26 PM

Lee Corso said on College Game day that he alreasy submitted his ballot with McCoy as his winner

Posted by: smck10 | Dec 7, 2008 6:51:15 PM

Mark Knudson voted McCoy


Posted by: Chris | Dec 7, 2008 7:02:12 PM

Matt Hayes for Tebow http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=494355

Posted by: smck10 | Dec 7, 2008 7:27:27 PM

Who is Otis Kirk?

This guy claims he has a Heisman vote, but doesn't care who he votes for and is giving his vote away to some other folks on an Arkansas Rivals message board or something... he seems to be making some kind of game or contest out of how he casts his vote because he says "I don't care who wins".

See: http://woopig.net/board/index.php?topic=64466.0

Why does someone like this who doesn't care even GET a vote? Pretty pathetic if you ask me, and it makes a mockery of the entire esteem of the award.

Someone ought to do something about this.

Posted by: TulsaHawg | Dec 7, 2008 7:28:35 PM

Gene Frenette for Tebow http://www.jacksonville.com/interact/blog/2008-12-07/will_tebows_late_push_convert_enough_heisman_voters

Posted by: smck10 | Dec 7, 2008 7:30:32 PM

Top 10 Defenses Faced
Tim Tebow 2
Sam Bradford 1
Colt McCoy 0

Top 20 Defenses Faced
Tim Tebow 5
Sam Bradford 1
Colt McCoy 0

Top 50 Defenses Faced
Tim Tebow 10
Sam Bradford 3
Colt McCoy 0

Defenses Ranked Worse than No. 70
Tim Tebow 1
Sam Bradford 8
Colt McCoy 10

Posted by: john | Dec 7, 2008 7:48:41 PM

Bob Lutz (Wichita Eagle): 1) Bradford 2) McCoy
(Assuming he sticks by his methodology after Saturday's results.)

Posted by: Ryan | Dec 7, 2008 8:08:20 PM


Wally Hall

Tebow is out because his stats don’t add up to the other quarterbacks, and since my ballot is going in before this weekend’s games, that leaves the three quarterbacks from the Big 12. All three have 11-1 records and are the authors of the most controversial finish in the conference’s history

Posted by: Ms. A | Dec 7, 2008 8:16:09 PM

Joey Johnston



Posted by: Ms. A | Dec 7, 2008 8:40:42 PM

Frank Bodani (York Daily Record): 1) McCoy 2) Bradford


Posted by: Ryan | Dec 7, 2008 8:47:18 PM

Former Heisman winner Eddie George is high on Bradford.

"I played the 2009 college football video game, and I couldn't get 46 touchdowns,'' George said last week. "If he wins this week, I have to vote for Sam Bradford.'

Posted by: Ms. A | Dec 7, 2008 8:55:08 PM

TheHeismanVote.com fan vote:

1) McCoy
2) Bradford
3) Ringer

Posted by: Howie | Dec 7, 2008 9:57:08 PM

I think you can safely assume that Tim Tebow will vote for himself...

Posted by: Jake S | Dec 7, 2008 10:58:45 PM

Jake --

I'm not sure you can safely assume that. In 2005, for example, Matt Leinart didn't vote for himself, even though he was a finalist.

Posted by: Kari Chisholm | Dec 8, 2008 12:01:54 AM

Otis Kirk is offering a contest on the Rivals board by letting the members vote on thier top three choices and the top vote getter will receive his vote.

Posted by: WestHog | Dec 8, 2008 4:15:57 AM

Tom Shatel - Omaha World Herald


Posted by: Michelle | Dec 8, 2008 4:16:32 AM

You don't have Tebow on your voter list. As last year's winner, he get a vote.

Posted by: PCBeach | Dec 8, 2008 4:28:30 AM

Bill King
Rivals Radio
said today on the radio, that he'll do his this week, and it is looking like:
1. Bradford
2. McCoy
3. Tebow

Posted by: APB | Dec 8, 2008 6:05:18 AM

Are you going to be putting up each voters votes like you have done in the past?



Posted by: Stephen | Dec 8, 2008 6:27:13 AM

SAM BRADFORD is the clear choice for the big H. When you break record after record as he has in games and championships, he is 1st place in many category's. His stability and personality tells how now and his future will help your website. He is not cocky are to proud to tell the truth and how he fills.

Posted by: james | Dec 8, 2008 6:32:30 AM

Mark McCarter - Tebow


Posted by: chris | Dec 8, 2008 6:51:11 AM

Randy Kennedy & Mark McCarter (The Huntsville Times) say they eachhave a Heisman vote, although they're not listed in your voter tally.

Both say they'll vote for Tebow.


Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2008 7:04:59 AM

Eric Crawford (Louisville Courier-Journal): Tebow


Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2008 7:14:12 AM

Bob Keisser (presstelegram.com): 1. Tebow 2. Bradford 3. McCoy


Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2008 7:21:07 AM

Herb Gould (Chicago Sun-Times) updated his list:
1) Tebow 2) Bradford 3) McCoy


Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2008 7:24:32 AM

Joe Cowart of 930 the Fox, stated on Saturday Dec. 6, reporting on CBS affiliate after SEC Champ game he will vote Tebow #1 on his ballot.

Posted by: Glenn | Dec 8, 2008 7:34:32 AM

The argument for Tebow is for what he has done for his team and his leadership qualities. We'll, Bradford has done all that and more. After the Texas loss (which, by the way, was a lot better loss than Florida's) he commanded his team to dominating victories over quality opponents. Beating #2 Texas Tech 65-21 and Okie State away 61-41. They beat a quality #11 in Missouri 62-21. Not only that, but Oklahoma scored over sixty points in five consecutive games, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since 1919 - almost 90 years! They also scored a record number of points in NCAA history. The Big 12 South was the best conference in football this year, and Oklahoma had the nation's toughest schedule. To win like they did was a truly amazing feat if you think about it. This was all directed and lead by SAM BRADFORD.

Now, as far as Colt McCoy, I know that he lead a victory over OU. This was more due to the loss of Oklahoma's most important defensive player than anything Texas did. Texas went from 2+ yards per play to 8+ yards per play and outscored Oklahoma 24-7 after MLB Ryan Reynolds departed the game due to a third ACL tear. Yes, McCoy's value is that he is an incrediblye accurate passer and is the leading rusher. BUT Bradford put up gaudy numbers despite having two 1000 yard rushers in DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown. But here's the REAL reason why Bradford should be a unanimous heisman winner: 48 touchdown passes (53 total TDs) vs. six interception and the highest passer rating in the nation. More importantly, THESE ARE THE BEST NUMBERS OF ANY HEISMAN QUARTERBACK IN HISTORY. One additional stat. is that he is number one in every category against ranked opponents (source: ESPN). Wow. Finally, he is projected as the number one NFL prospect - above Tebow and waaay above McCoy. If NFL scouts think he's the best, along with the best stats in the NCAA, you must give it to Bradford. Sam bradford is the best player in college football and deserves the Heisman - Period!

Posted by: BTB | Dec 8, 2008 7:53:20 AM

Guys, this area of the site is for voter tips. It's not for the argument for who you think should win. There is a dedicated place on the home page for that under "Smack Talk". Please post this stuff over there...

Posted by: chris | Dec 8, 2008 8:04:58 AM

My only concern is that O.J. gets his ballot

Posted by: Jason | Dec 8, 2008 8:06:30 AM

Bob Barry Jr. Out of OKC said he voted Bradford 1, McCoy 2, Tebow 3.

Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2008 8:21:17 AM

KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry Jr. just said on his radio show that he voted for 1. Sam Bradford 2. Colt McCoy 3. Graham Herrell

Posted by: Jordan | Dec 8, 2008 8:22:52 AM

Bob Barry Jr went
1 Bradford
2 Mccoy
3 Tebow

on the radio this morning 10/8 @10:20

Posted by: Matt | Dec 8, 2008 8:25:35 AM

Here is the link to the Rivals Heisman voters and who their voting for


Posted by: Jordan | Dec 8, 2008 8:26:31 AM

Voter Brady Ackerman said on the Gator Country radio show this morning (http://gatorcountry.libsyn.com/) that he will vote Tebow #1. The comments appear approximately 17:10 minutes into the podcast.

Posted by: Patsfan | Dec 8, 2008 8:26:33 AM

I am not sure but I think we know how Bob Barry voted.

Posted by: Hi | Dec 8, 2008 8:28:57 AM

Dennis Dodd voted 1. Tebow 2. Bradford 3. McCoy on his ballot. I don't know if the other two are heisman voters or not, but if so they both voted for Bradford.


Posted by: Jordan | Dec 8, 2008 8:34:07 AM

Mike Tirico said it would be hard not to vote Tebow #1. Not sure if that his official ballot though. I'm sure Kari can get the inside track on the ballot!

Posted by: Chris | Dec 8, 2008 8:39:37 AM

Al Eshbach and Dean Blevins voted online and sent in ballots before the Big 12 Championship game for Sam Bradford I hadn't heard who else they voted for.

Posted by: JD | Dec 8, 2008 9:28:18 AM

Tim Brando voted Tim Tebow # 1 on his ballot. Source: Tim Brando radio show, Monday Dec. 8th.

Posted by: David | Dec 8, 2008 9:34:30 AM

John Holcomb and Dean Blevins both said last night on the Blitz that they both voted for Sam Bradford.

Posted by: Jordan | Dec 8, 2008 9:36:10 AM

I have heard Al Eshbach and Bob Barry Jr from the Sports Animal in Oklahoma Say they have filled out there ballots and it's 1. Sam Bradford, OU 2. Colt McCoy, Texas and 3. Tim Tebow Florida

Posted by: Paul Richichi | Dec 8, 2008 9:44:18 AM

Does this guy Desmond Bieler have a vote http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/07/AR2008120702307.html

Posted by: JD | Dec 8, 2008 9:45:35 AM

Already we have a voter who has left Bradford completely off the ballot. Interesting. Not cool. I cannot imagine leaving Bradford or McCoy off the ballot period.

Posted by: Ron Bullard | Dec 8, 2008 10:02:07 AM

Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star): 1) McCoy 2) Bradford 3) Tebow


Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2008 10:07:57 AM

If Skip Bayless has a vote he just announced on ESPN first take that he would be voting Tebow 1, Bradford 2

Posted by: Steve | Dec 8, 2008 10:11:56 AM

Chris Low ofhe Tennessean I think Voted... 1. Tim Tebow 2. Sam Bradford 3. Colt McCoy

Posted by: Byron | Dec 8, 2008 10:19:05 AM

SportsNation Chris Low: (1:17 PM ET ) I've already voted, and my ballot was: 1. Tebow, 2. Bradford, 3. McCoy

Posted by: KW | Dec 8, 2008 10:33:53 AM

Jake Trotter at the Oklahoman had Bradford #1, but he didn't say who his other votes were. Chris Low from ESPN just said in a chat that he had 1.Tebow, 2.Bradford, 3.McCoy

Posted by: Dustyn | Dec 8, 2008 10:52:06 AM

Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman voted Bradford 1. www.newsok.com/sports. There's a video Heisman update by Nissan.

Posted by: Theo | Dec 8, 2008 10:58:12 AM

Tim Brando voted Tim Tebow #1, Bradford #2, McCoy #3. Heard him say it on Rick Ballou show today.

Posted by: cjimer | Dec 8, 2008 11:07:19 AM

Chris Low: I've already voted, and my ballot was: 1. Tebow, 2. Bradford, 3. McCoy


Posted by: TAH | Dec 8, 2008 11:40:59 AM

Al Jerkins of Tulsa TV and Radio said he voted 1. Bradford 2. McCoy 3. Tebow

Posted by: RP | Dec 8, 2008 11:44:57 AM

Search the page before submitting! Press CTRL+F, enter the name of the person and see if someone has already posted the information. Chris Low, Brando, etc, etc have all been posted at least 3 times.

Posted by: chris | Dec 8, 2008 11:45:16 AM

Al Jerkens w/ KJRH Tulsa said on 97.1 The Sports Animal that he voted

1. Sam Bradford
2. McCoy
3. Tebow

Posted by: Jeff Samples | Dec 8, 2008 11:47:38 AM

Matt hayes 1) Tebow


Posted by: Glenn | Dec 8, 2008 11:57:08 AM

Mike Francessa of WFAN is a voter and he said he is voting Tebow/Bradford/McCoy in that order

Posted by: James | Dec 8, 2008 11:58:32 AM

also Brent Musberger is letting listeners of the Dan Patrick show fill his top 3. There is a poll on DanPatrick.com with the 3 quarterbacks. Musberger says he is up in the air for the first time ever and will let the people decide his vote


right now it is McCoy, Bradford, Tebow

Posted by: James | Dec 8, 2008 12:02:41 PM

Brady Ackerman:

1. Tim Tebow, QB, University of Florida
2. Sam Bradford, QB, University of Oklahoma
3. Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech University

Posted by: John | Dec 8, 2008 12:12:27 PM

Mark May, ESPN on College Football live

1. Colt McCoy
2. Tim Tebow
3. Sam Bradford

Posted by: AE | Dec 8, 2008 12:18:04 PM

Mark May: McCoy, Tebow, Bradford

Posted by: Dustyn | Dec 8, 2008 12:18:58 PM

I turned it over sort of late, but I'm pretty sure Mark May had McCoy 1, Tebow 2, and Bradford 3.

Posted by: Ben | Dec 8, 2008 12:20:36 PM

Mark May (ESPN)
Brady Ackerman-ESPN radio Ocala
Buddy Martin-Gator Country
1)Tim Tebow

Posted by: Clinton | Dec 8, 2008 12:21:36 PM

Bob Barry Jr of KFOR TV today said on his radio show
1. Sam Bradford
2. Colt McCoy
3. Hadn't decided between Graham Harrell or Tebow but was leaning toward Harrell

Posted by: Daniel | Dec 8, 2008 12:29:35 PM

Chris Low: I've already voted, and my ballot was: 1. Tebow, 2. Bradford, 3. McCoy

Posted by: Jason Barrett | Dec 8, 2008 12:29:56 PM

Adam Gold (WRBZ, 850AM in Raleigh, NC) said this morning he was voting Tebow #1. Did not mention 2 & 3.

Posted by: Roger | Dec 8, 2008 12:54:36 PM

Rece Davis in his chat on ESPN just said he gave the edge to Tebow over McCoy

Posted by: Dustyn | Dec 8, 2008 1:17:08 PM

Gene Menez 1) McCoy 2) Bradford 3) Tebow

Posted by: chris | Dec 8, 2008 1:19:11 PM

Thamks for all the info on your site.

I heard Heisman voter Al Jerkins as he discussed his ballot on his radio show this afternoon.

He said he voted this way:

1) Bradford
2) McCoy
3) Tebow

Posted by: Travis | Dec 8, 2008 1:22:30 PM

As previously mentioned, Brady Ackerman

1. Tim Tebow, QB, University of Florida
2. Sam Bradford, QB, University of Oklahoma
3. Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech University

Here is the link: http://www.gatorcountry.com/football/article/ack_okay_so_ive_been_tebow_ized/5166

Posted by: jwyjr | Dec 8, 2008 1:27:30 PM

Rece Davis

1. Tebow
2. McCoy


Posted by: AE | Dec 8, 2008 1:37:23 PM

Frank Cusimano, who resides in St. Louis, announced on television this morning that he voted for Bradford.

Posted by: David Higbee | Dec 8, 2008 1:39:02 PM

The flogging by ESPN of the "unfairness" to Texas caused by the Big 12's 3 way tiebreaker rule is going to hurt Sam Bradford a lot. Note the vote of ESPN's Mark May: McCoy 1, Tebow 2, Bradford 3. Does anybody else see an agenda here? After all, what better way so even things out than by promoting Texas' McCoy and punishing OU's Bradford? I hate it but I am becoming more pessimistic about Bradford's chances.

Posted by: gwsat | Dec 8, 2008 1:41:22 PM

Bob Barry Jr. of KFOR TV and The Sports Animal (WWLS) in Oklahoma City stated on air early today that he would cast is vote for Sam Bradford of Oklahoma.

Posted by: Herbert Skidmore | Dec 8, 2008 1:43:56 PM

Lee Corso stated during the BCS selection show that his vote would be going to Colt McCoy

Posted by: Casey Strachan | Dec 8, 2008 1:47:18 PM

Rece Davis just said on his weekly ESPN Chat he voted 1.Tebow 2.McCoy 3.Bradford

Posted by: David | Dec 8, 2008 2:08:39 PM

Here is the Transcript of Rece Davis Chat


Posted by: david | Dec 8, 2008 2:10:27 PM

Mike Griffith - Knoxville News-Sentinel

1) Tebow
2) Harrell
3) McCoy


Posted by: Howie | Dec 8, 2008 2:18:48 PM

John Rhode daily Oklahoman on the radio this am said 1.Bradford, 2. McCoy, 3. Tebow

Posted by: JB | Dec 8, 2008 2:52:07 PM

Cory McCartney votes Crabtree http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/the_sweep/posts/22742

Posted by: smck10 | Dec 8, 2008 3:04:15 PM

Brady Ackerman (SUN SPORTS)

Posted by: Cody Davidson | Dec 8, 2008 4:24:30 PM

Andy Baggot - Tebow


Posted by: RAS | Dec 8, 2008 4:29:22 PM

Todd Helmick of NationalChamps.net posted his picks with a nice breakdown.


Posted by: Trey | Dec 8, 2008 4:32:43 PM

Ken Willis of the Daytona Beach News Journal won't disclose his 1st & 3rd picks, but went with Colt McCoy 2nd:

Posted by: Dan | Dec 8, 2008 4:40:25 PM

Al Jerkins of KJRH said today he voted the following:

1. Sam Bradford
2. Colt McCoy
3. Tim Tebow

He is the host of the middle of the day show on Tulsa Sports Animal along with KJRH.

Posted by: Jeff Ferguson | Dec 8, 2008 4:44:17 PM

Who's Frank Cusimano?

Posted by: Kari Chisholm | Dec 8, 2008 4:49:24 PM

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