We've all heard about the release of the shiny new NCAA 13 this week (especially if you ever go within 10 miles of the indispensable r/CFB), and its unique Heisman Mode in particular. Basically, you can take any of the 64 Heisman winners and put them on your team of choice. That got me thinking, which of these fine gentleman would I like to see play for the jackets, and more importantly which man would you like to see in the white and old gold?
My first though was Mark Ingram, but I feel like he's just a slightly better version of Jon Dwyer (e.g. a bruiser with speed) so it wouldn't be all that different. So I decided that I'd just go through Wikipedia's list of Heisman winners and pick the one I found most appealing based on the following criteria:
- What kind of impact would he bring to the offense (only one defensive player has one it, so I decided to focus on the O)? Is he high energy personality? Is a big hitter? What's his defining characteristic, in other words?
- Is he a Georgia Tech man (e.g. is he not O.J. Simpson)?
- Would he work well in the system? And lastly:
- Would he look good in white and gold? (Note: not really)
With these things in mind, I set out on a journey through youtube to find us the perfect man for the jorb. Relive this odyssey for yourself after the break!
I began (and ended, as it turns out) with Eric Crouch. He seems a natural choice; he ran the I-option at Nebraska which is pretty similar to our own system and can actually pass. To the first criterion, he lives and dies by his speed. He can pass very well, don't get me wrong, but the option QB's outstanding quality is always going to be his running ability. Mr. Crouch seems to be about as fast as Jon Dwyer, and more shifty besides. To the second point, as far as I can tell the biggest stink of scandal to every come across Crouch's door was being shitty in the NFL. He also came from pretty much nothing and went on to become a Heisman winner, so I'd say he fits the bill pretty well. I think number one speaks pretty well to the this point, because he's used to the timing and quick decisions our kind of offense requires. As you'll see in the highlight video above at about 0:27, his uses his speed to get up into the second level and get by the DB's before they even knew what hit them. If what the players have been telling me about our new conditioning program is true, then Tevin might approach such speeds if we're lucky!
Now over to you, FTRSer's! Who do you want to see on our team out of the 64 member fraternity of Eta Epsilon Iota Sigma Mu Alpha Nu?
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