2008 Voter Tips

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Kari Chisholm | December 7, 2008 | Comment on This Post (515 so far)
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I'm not going to include that Cory McCartney vote for Crabtree until I see a more recent statement from him. That blog post was from November 12.

Posted by: Kari Chisholm | Dec 8, 2008 4:51:38 PM

This page from Rivals.com...


...lists seven voters, which is great, but I'm not sure we should be counting their "votes" on that page. It's from December 2, and says "We asked our seven Heisman voters how they would vote if their ballots were due today."

I'll look for a more recent item -- probably a week later, i.e. tomorrow.

Posted by: Kari Chisholm | Dec 8, 2008 4:55:04 PM

1) Sam Bradford
2)Graham Harrell

Posted by: Rachel | Dec 8, 2008 5:26:11 PM

B.G. Brooks


1) Tebow
2) Bradford
3) McCoy

Posted by: Chris | Dec 8, 2008 5:58:40 PM

B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News made his picks public...


1 Tebow
2 Bradford
3 McCoy

Posted by: Brian | Dec 8, 2008 6:22:39 PM

Eric Crawford Voted Tim Tebow # 1

Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2008 7:02:37 PM


Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2008 7:03:13 PM

Tim Brando said today on AM 930 in Jacksonville that he is voting
1 Tim Tebow
2 Colt Mccoy
3 Sam Bradford

Posted by: sam robertson | Dec 8, 2008 7:20:23 PM

John Adams and Mike Strange both say they have Tebow, No. 1; McCoy, No. 2; and Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin, No. 3.


Posted by: Travis | Dec 8, 2008 7:31:15 PM

Mike Griffith, of the Knoxville News-Sentinel = Tebow number 1
Dennis Dodd, of CBSSports.com = Tebow number 1
Jimmy Burch, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram = Bradford number 1
Vahe Gregorian, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch = McCoy number 1

All gathered from http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/dec/08/heisman-race-comes-down-to-wire/

Posted by: Travis | Dec 8, 2008 7:40:16 PM

Todd McShay - Colt McCoy


Posted by: Duane | Dec 8, 2008 8:14:30 PM

Jake Trotter:

1. Bradford
2. McCoy
3. Tebow

Joe Biddle:

1. Tebow
2. Bradford
3. McCoy

Drew Sharp:

1. Tebow
2. McCoy
3. Crabtree

All from:


Posted by: John | Dec 8, 2008 8:30:34 PM


Drew Sharp

1) Tebow
2) McCoy
3) Crabtree

Joe Biddle
1) Tebow
2) Bradford
3) McCoy

Posted by: Chris | Dec 8, 2008 8:31:22 PM

John, you beat me to it by 50 seconds!

Posted by: chris | Dec 8, 2008 8:32:15 PM

Yes, I heard Travis Haney of the Charleston Post and Courier on the radio today around 5:30 pm on 107.5 The Game, as he is sitting in for someone on vacation for the next couple of days and they discussed the Heisman today. He is voting for Bradford 1st, Tebow 2nd and Colt McCoy 3rd.

Posted by: George Aycock, M.D. | Dec 8, 2008 8:33:31 PM

Barry Trammel of the Daily Oklahoman said today on WWLS the Sports Animal in OKC that he voted for Sam Bradford 1, Tebow 2, McCoy 3.

Posted by: Jordan | Dec 8, 2008 8:34:42 PM

You probably already got this but Brady Ackerman has this ballot (from gatorcountry.com front page).

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


Posted by: Andrew | Dec 8, 2008 8:36:41 PM

Gene Menez, SI

1. McCoy
2. Bradford
3. Tebow


Posted by: Jason | Dec 8, 2008 8:38:25 PM

someone want to mention that Tebow has only played 2!!!! yea two 4th quarters all year!!!!!

Unlike Bradford who was throwing on 4th day in the 4th up 30....

Posted by: David Nigliazzo | Dec 8, 2008 8:47:07 PM

Bob Barry Jr of KFOR TV and WWLS radio in Oklahoma city has 1)Bradford, 2)McCoy, 3)Harrell

Posted by: Brad | Dec 8, 2008 8:50:21 PM

Will you guys post the voters votes this year?

Posted by: Stephen | Dec 8, 2008 9:12:12 PM

"someone want to mention that Tebow has only played 2!!!! yea two 4th quarters all year!!!!!

Unlike Bradford who was throwing on 4th day in the 4th up 30...."

Uh, one time in the Missouri game. Bradford has missed a total of 2 games (clock time) this year. OU has scored less 2nd half points than most teams including Texas.

Posted by: Stephen | Dec 8, 2008 9:15:47 PM

Pat Forde - ESPN

1) McCoy
2) Bradford
3) Tebow

Per his discussion on the Scott Van Pelt show 12.8.08...

Posted by: Howie | Dec 8, 2008 9:19:24 PM

Rick Cleveland (Clarion Ledger (MS)): 1) Tebow 2) Bradford 3) Harrell

Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2008 9:37:09 PM

Chris Wienke states he's leaning toward 1. McCoy 2. Tebow and 3. Bradford.

Here: http://www.twincities.com/ci_11158099?source=most_viewed

Posted by: TAH | Dec 8, 2008 11:22:08 PM

Expanding on above, Gene Frenette stated he would vote 1. Tebow 2. McCoy 3. Bradford.


Posted by: TAH | Dec 8, 2008 11:37:48 PM


Posted by: glenn | Dec 9, 2008 3:55:13 AM

Jimmy Hyams of the WNML 990 in Knoxville stated on the air yesterday that he had Tebow as #1 on his ballot, then McCoy #2 then Bradford #3.

Knoxville News Sentinel columnist John Adams column today lists Tebow as #1, Colt McCoy as #2 and Percy Harvin as #3.

Posted by: Dave | Dec 9, 2008 4:18:32 AM

David Jones, Penn State beat writer for The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (and Heisman voter), will vote for, in order:

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


Posted by: Mike | Dec 9, 2008 4:52:49 AM

I'm not sure that Todd McShay actually has a vote. He's never claimed to have a vote in the past - and here's what he wrote this year: "After much consideration, my vote for this year's Heisman would still go to Texas QB Colt McCoy"... it *would* go to McCoy, not it *is* going to McCoy.

Posted by: Kari Chisholm | Dec 9, 2008 5:07:03 AM

Here are the rivals writer's votes...


Posted by: Dustyn | Dec 9, 2008 5:32:33 AM

Al Jerkins, the sports manager for the Tulsa, OK local NBC affiliate, announced his Heisman ballot results to be 1. Sam Bradford 2. Tim Tebow 3. Colt McCoy.

Posted by: Lawson | Dec 9, 2008 5:34:46 AM

Bob Matthews


1) Tebow
2) Bradford
3) McCoy

Posted by: chris | Dec 9, 2008 5:55:28 AM

Pete Fiutak of cfbnews voted:
1: Tebow
2: Bradford
3: McCoy


Posted by: PatC | Dec 9, 2008 5:56:49 AM

I THINK Harry King is

1) McCoy
2) Tebow
3) Bradford


Posted by: chris | Dec 9, 2008 5:58:34 AM


It looks like the rivals team updated their list


Posted by: chris | Dec 9, 2008 6:34:08 AM

I was pleased to see the latest update this morning tentatively projecting Sam Bradford as the winner. I hope it stands up but the voting among Bradford, McCoy and Tebow is so close, we almost certainly are not going to really know who won until the winner is announced at the award ceremony. Anyway you slice it, all three of these guys are QBs for the ages.

Posted by: gwsat | Dec 9, 2008 6:52:17 AM

Bob Barry Jr. from WWLS oklahoma city has Bradford, McCoy, Tebow in that order.

Posted by: K. B. | Dec 9, 2008 6:54:10 AM

Buddy Martin of Gainesville Florida just announced om Gator Country radio Tebow 1, McCoy 2 and Bradford 3.

Posted by: bob hedick | Dec 9, 2008 6:56:01 AM

Buddy Martin just said on radio he voted...
1. Tebow
2. McCoy
3. Bradford

Posted by: john | Dec 9, 2008 6:57:38 AM

Buddy Martin disclosed his ballot on a radio show this morning. 1. Tebow 2. McCoy 3. Bradford

Posted by: Joe | Dec 9, 2008 6:58:16 AM

Mike Bianchi/Orlando Sentinel this AM announced a vote for Tebow on the David Lamm radio show in Jacksonville, FL.

Posted by: Mike Bianchi | Dec 9, 2008 7:13:13 AM

Here are the updated votes from Rivals.com staff members. Some of what you have posted is wrong and needs to be changed as Terry Bowden and Neal McCready moved Tebow to #1, Chip Brown moved Tebow up to #2, and Brent Hubbs is a new addition who put Tebow #1. I think the rest are the same but here is the link.... http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?SID=1144&CID=886996

Posted by: step | Dec 9, 2008 7:18:53 AM

Al Eshbach (sports talk radio WWLS in Oklahoma City, OK) is voting for Sam Bradford, McCoy, Tebow, in that order.

Posted by: heath corbin | Dec 9, 2008 7:36:27 AM

I heard two Knoxville News Sentinel writers, John Adams and Mike Strange cast their ballot for Tebow.

Posted by: knoxgorilla | Dec 9, 2008 7:47:02 AM

CBS analyst Trev Alberts' Heisman ballot:

1. Tebow
2. Colt McCoy
3. Sam Bradford


Posted by: Rob Engle | Dec 9, 2008 7:48:24 AM

Beano Cook rambles on about voting Tebow, couldn't listen long enough to gauge who else he voted for

Posted by: JD | Dec 9, 2008 8:04:46 AM

Orlando Sentinel's Mike Bianchi votes 1 Tebow 2 Bradford 3 McCoy


I know his #1 was posted up earlier based on radio, but this is a link to his blog and contains the whole ballot...

Posted by: GatorsFirst | Dec 9, 2008 8:05:56 AM

Beano Cook Link

Thought the URL above was part of the posting


Posted by: JD | Dec 9, 2008 8:06:18 AM

Bob Barry Jr. from Oklahoma City has a vote, he talked about it on his radio show Dec 8th. His 1st place was Sam Bradford, 2nd place was Colt McCoy, and he was undecided if Tebow or Harrel would be 3rd or 4th.

Posted by: Luke | Dec 9, 2008 8:29:44 AM

I find it laughable to see Bradford or Tebow above McCoy because of his stats and him beating Bradford and what he did against Tech to give Texas a 1 point lead that should have held. That was the 1st tiem in Brown's era that a team beat Texas after Texas retook the lead. McCoy out TeBow'd Tebow. in the Power Rankings at Rivals.com McCoy is #1 and he has done more for the success of his team then Bradford and TeBow combined. Texas was projected to finish 3rd in the South by many projections before the season started.

Posted by: Ryan | Dec 9, 2008 8:39:44 AM

McCoy also threw a disasterous pick six against Texas Tech. That did wonders for the success of his team.

Posted by: Biff | Dec 9, 2008 8:48:50 AM


Posted by: Nick | Dec 9, 2008 8:49:32 AM

Here's one for you that you don't have on your list.....


Posted by: jerry | Dec 9, 2008 9:02:10 AM

Dan Hicken of First Coast News (South) is voting for Tim Tebow

Posted by: Keith | Dec 9, 2008 9:23:04 AM

Trev Alberts has his Heisman ballot as:
1. Tim Tebow
2. Colt McCoy
3. Sam Bradford

Here is a link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/danpatrick/blog/30563/index.html?eref=fromSI

Posted by: Brian | Dec 9, 2008 9:32:13 AM

saw on ESPN.com a video entitled "Who wins the Heisman" two writers throwing down their votes. pat forde was for colt mccoy and ivan maisel was for bradford. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/clubhouse?teamId=57

love the idea of this site!

Posted by: David | Dec 9, 2008 9:53:09 AM

Terry Bowden has Tebow #1 (NOT 2 as posted earlier)!!!

Posted by: Marcus | Dec 9, 2008 10:01:29 AM

Some1 posted BAD INFO on Terry Bowden.
Terry Bowden has:

Posted by: michael P | Dec 9, 2008 10:03:30 AM

Guys... Kari verifies all the information.

Posted by: chris | Dec 9, 2008 10:09:15 AM

Trev Alberts said on this morning's Dan Patrick Show he voted Tebow #1, McCoy #2 and never really said exactly who was #3 but I'm quite certain he meant to say Bradford at #3 because he was comparing McCoy vs Bradford.

Fiutak at CFN.com lists Tebow #1, Bradford #2 and McCoy at #3.

Gene Menez at SI.com lists McCoy #1, Bradford #2 and Tebow #3

Musberger allowed an internet poll at Dan Patrick's website to select for him...(he should lose his vote, as a result, IMO)

The vote went.... #1 McCoy, #2 Bradford, #3 Tebow

Posted by: Jack | Dec 9, 2008 10:19:59 AM

Trev Alberts of ESPN Radio;
1. Tebow
2. Colt McCoy
3. Sam Bradford


Posted by: John Harkey | Dec 9, 2008 10:22:42 AM

Trev Alberts voted for Tim Tebow. Its on the Dan Patrick site on ESPN. He declared his vote today.

Posted by: Vern | Dec 9, 2008 10:41:45 AM

not sure if you have this info...

Posted by: brinda | Dec 9, 2008 10:47:52 AM

Sam Kouvaris in Jacksonville, FL voted Tim Tebow #1. Mentioned on newscast.

Posted by: David | Dec 9, 2008 11:18:20 AM

Mike Bianchi:
1. Tebow
2. Bradford
3. McCoy


Posted by: John | Dec 9, 2008 11:23:50 AM

You have Pete Flutak with, I think it is CollegeSportsnews.com, voting #2 for both Tebow and Bradford and nothing else listed.

Posted by: George Aycock | Dec 9, 2008 11:29:30 AM

Brady Ackerman says he is a heisman voter and voting for Tim Tebow.

Posted by: jeff | Dec 9, 2008 11:50:18 AM

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinal just published his.

Posted by: Jarrod | Dec 9, 2008 11:52:21 AM

A certain Keith Sargeant from the Home News Tribune says he is a voter and sent in his ballot:

1. Bradford
2. Tebow
3. McCoy


Posted by: Nick Wirth | Dec 9, 2008 11:57:39 AM

Many of the predictions on here as well as some that weren't are on this site. By process of elimination, it might help


Posted by: Dustyn | Dec 9, 2008 12:04:57 PM

The 3 Austin American-Statesman writers have said they put McCoy #1. They didn't discuss their 2 & 3 picks.

Posted by: wkcoop | Dec 9, 2008 12:24:54 PM

Guys, it's not hard to do a ctrl-F and search for the name of the voter on this page before you post it. Dupes are annoying.

Posted by: hugh | Dec 9, 2008 12:30:27 PM

Graham Watson:

1) Bradford

She didn't list her 2) and 3) pick per her chat today.


Posted by: Howie | Dec 9, 2008 12:32:59 PM

Al Eschbach of WWLS in Oklahoma City voted for Sam Bradford #1 in race. Said on the air.

Posted by: JohnnyMac | Dec 9, 2008 12:35:18 PM

Larry Vettel just said on College Football Now that ge voted for Tebow for Heisman but didn't say what his 2 or 3 are.

Posted by: Ben Tillson | Dec 9, 2008 1:06:09 PM

The Final Orlando Sentinel/hp Heisman Poll, December 9, 2008 (first place votes in parentheses):

Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma–44 (6)
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida–38 (3)
Colt McCoy, QB, Texas–36 (1)
Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech–22
Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech–5
Shonn Greene, RB, Iowa–4
LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh–1

Members of the panel include: Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, Olin Buchanan of Rivals.com, Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman, Tom Dienhart of Rivals.com, Bruce Feldman of ESPN.com, J.B. Morris of ESPN the Magazine, Austin Murphy of Sports Illustrated, B.J. Schecter of Sports Illustrated, Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated and Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News.

Posted by: J G | Dec 9, 2008 1:28:01 PM

Melissa (DC): Who do you think wins the Heisman? Who would you vote for?

SportsNation Bruce Feldman: (4:14 PM ET ) I think Bradford wins.. that's just a hunch. I'm voting him #2 though. All three QBs had great years.


Posted by: Jay | Dec 9, 2008 1:29:02 PM

Keith Sargeant, (blogs.mycentraljersey.com) says, Today I sent in my Heisman ballot in this order:
1. Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, 2. Florida’s Tim Tebow, 3. Texas’ Colt McCoy.


Posted by: DeLynn | Dec 9, 2008 1:48:37 PM

The Final Orlando Sentinel/hp Heisman Poll, December 9, 2008 (first place votes in parentheses):

Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma–44 (6)
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida–38 (3)
Colt McCoy, QB, Texas–36 (1)
Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech–22
Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech–5
Shonn Greene, RB, Iowa–4
LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh–1

Members of the panel include: Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, Olin Buchanan of Rivals.com, Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman, Tom Dienhart of Rivals.com, Bruce Feldman of ESPN.com, J.B. Morris of ESPN the Magazine, Austin Murphy of Sports Illustrated, B.J. Schecter of Sports Illustrated, Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated and Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News.

Posted by: J G | Dec 9, 2008 1:57:27 PM

Bob Lutz http://www.kansas.com/sports/lutz/story/625111.html

1) Bradford
2) Tebow
3) McCoy

Posted by: smck10 | Dec 9, 2008 1:58:05 PM

I am not sure who this is... BUT an article written by Ken ??? of blogs.three8six.com


Reads: As for voting, if you like pure passing numbers, you go with Bradford. If you like a combination of great passing numbers with some running ability and leadership qualities, it's McCoy. If you like a combo of numbers (passing and running) plus all the intangibles and a sharp scalpel, it's Tebow.
Anyway, I won't tell you how my 1-through-3 votes were cast (unless some un-American editor insists I disclose my vote), but I'll tell you this much: I put Colt McCoy second on my ballot.

Posted by: DeLynn | Dec 9, 2008 2:14:06 PM

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=886996 -- Olin Buchanan's week 15 heisman votes. 7 actual Heisman Voters, including McCready, Chip Brown. I've cross referenced your data and you have at least McCready's vote placement wrong.

Posted by: Dan | Dec 9, 2008 2:19:58 PM

Sports Columnist Mark McCarter of The Huntsville Times says,


"I was awaiting this weekend's result before I voted.
...the letter from the Heisman Trophy people says the award is for "the most outstanding college football player in the United States in 2008."

"And that's No. 15 for Florida."

Posted by: DeLynn | Dec 9, 2008 2:24:05 PM

Larry Vettel - SE region

1 tebow, 2 bradford, 3 mccoy


Posted by: DCPowerGator | Dec 9, 2008 2:27:41 PM

John Clay http://www.kentucky.com/232/story/621205.html

1. Tebow, 2. Bradford, 3. McCoy.

Posted by: smck10 | Dec 9, 2008 2:30:23 PM

Larry Vettel http://kentucky.scout.com/a.z?s=48&p=2&c=819800

1. Tebow

Posted by: smck10 | Dec 9, 2008 2:32:24 PM

sorry about the Vettle duplicate

Posted by: smck10 | Dec 9, 2008 2:43:01 PM

1. Tebow

Posted by: Mike ? from 930 AM | Dec 9, 2008 2:45:41 PM

Dan Hicken, First Coast News picks Tebow

Posted by: Chris | Dec 9, 2008 2:54:58 PM

Link for Dan Hicken


Posted by: Chris | Dec 9, 2008 2:55:45 PM


From The Palm Beach Post

Several voters declare their choices in this article. I didn't check to see if these were listed previously.

"I'm leaning toward Tebow," said Mark Blaudschun of The Boston Globe, a voter for 23 years. "Ever since he made that speech after the Mississippi game, he's been amazing."

"What Tim Tebow did on Saturday, against maybe the best defense in America, without his biggest weapon in Percy Harvin, willing his team all the way home, play after play after play, that gets my Heisman vote," Bayless said Monday on ESPN2's First Take.

Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp left Bradford off his ballot completely for just that reason. He voted Tebow first, then McCoy and Crabtree.

Tebow is "going to be third on most ballots here," said Jake Trotter, Oklahoma beat writer at The Oklahoman who voted Bradford first, then McCoy and Tebow

"If someone can show me a better college football player than Tim Tebow, then I want to see him," said Joe Biddle, columnist at The Tennessean in Nashville who voted Tebow first, then Bradford and McCoy

Posted by: DeLynn | Dec 9, 2008 3:17:52 PM

Larry Vettel, Senior writer for scout.com, voted Tim Tebow first, Bradford second, and McCoy third. The link is for subscribers only but the headline you can read and it says I voted for Tim.

Posted by: Robert Glowacki | Dec 9, 2008 3:38:54 PM

Sorry repeat Vettel!

Posted by: Robert | Dec 9, 2008 3:40:41 PM

Beano Cook Voted Tebow #1


Posted by: david | Dec 9, 2008 4:12:26 PM

I'm guessing both Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerfel will vote Tim Tebow just because their relations with UF.

Posted by: Jon Doe | Dec 9, 2008 4:31:53 PM

So it seems like Teabow has it in the bag now. How come the front page hasn't updated?

Posted by: Jack | Dec 9, 2008 4:34:05 PM

Is this website still active? One would think that to be of any value to people looking for updates on how the race for this award is going, the site might need to be updated, no?

Posted by: Stew | Dec 9, 2008 4:58:41 PM

The guy running this site has a job. This is a hobby. He's on Pacific time. Let him get home, have some dinner, etc. before wondering whether the site is active. I'm sure he'll update when he can.

Posted by: Ted | Dec 9, 2008 5:11:10 PM

Beano Cook, CFB

Beano says his Heisman vote will be for Tim Tebow

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