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How 'bout some way-too-early Heisman odds?

With the expansion monolith seemingly asleep — for the moment — there will be precious little “real” news between now and the start of summer camps, save for the occasional arrest or an injury during “voluntary” summer conditioning drills.

With that in mind, we’re proud to offer up a few 2010 Heisman Trophy odds for those degenerate avid gamblers in the audience.

Even as only one person has won back-to-back Heisman’s since the first stiff-arm trophy was awarded in 1935, 2009 winner Mark Ingram is the very early favorite at +350.  Even though I never gamble, I’ll bet you I’ll stay away from the Alabama running back — I mean, I would stay away from Ingram if, you know, I was a gambler.  Which I’m not.

Up next would be Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor at +500 and Ryan Mallett at +1000, followed by seven players at +1200 — quarterbacks Case Keenum (Houston), Jacory Harris (Miami, Fla.) and Washington’s Jake Locker, along with running backs John Clay (Wisconsin), Dion Lewis (Pittsburgh), Noel Devine (West Virginia) and Evan Royster (Penn State).

Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray and Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder are all at +1500.

If you are into the longest of long shots nearly three months before the season starts, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin, who suffered a torn ACL that cost him most of the 2009 season, comes in at +6000.  For the complete list of odds for 26 players — including Jacquizz Rodgers at a surprisingly distant +2000 — click HERE.

Like I said earlier, I’m no gambler, but if I were I’m looking long and hard at Moore and Locker.  If I were a betting man, of course.

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Respond to “How 'bout some way-too-early Heisman odds?”
  1. Sean Martin says: Jun 20, 2010 12:59 PM

    How is Rodgers not within the top 5? That is absolutely insane. They’ll need even more out of him this year with a new starting QB…

  2. John Taylor says: Jun 20, 2010 1:11 PM

    Yup. You could almost say the same thing for Royster.
    BTW, shoot me an email if you could Sean.

  3. Brutus B Columbus Ohio says: Jun 20, 2010 2:04 PM

    I know this may seem surprising for me to say (check my screen name), but Pryor will never win the Heisman. Nervous feet, an inability to connect on long passes and poor judgment do not a Heisman Trophy winner make

  4. burntorangehorn says: Jun 20, 2010 3:47 PM

    Tate Forcier is a more likely contender than Robert Griffin?
    This list-makers might try watching some college football sometime.

  5. Neil says: Jun 20, 2010 4:58 PM

    Um, it’s “Terrelle” Pryor. Not “Terrell.”

  6. Bious says: Jun 20, 2010 5:03 PM

    As has been shown the last few years, we have no idea who will win the Heisman and the leaders rarely win it.
    I would be willing to bet that someone with no odds or low odds will win

  7. TB3 says: Jun 20, 2010 5:05 PM

    Hey burnt, maybe you don’t remember Grif’s frosh season. The kids the real deal, comparable to Gilbert.

  8. Sean Martin says: Jun 20, 2010 5:13 PM

    Three guys who, right now, are not likely to win it, but will be strongly considered come December:
    John Brantley
    Landry Jones
    Matt Barkley
    Last year, no one had Mark Ingram being considered, let alone winning it.
    And how someone could have Forcier over Griffin is amazing to me.
    Baylor cannot recruit, but Griffin puts up better numbers with lesser surrounding skill position players, and a far worse line than Michigan’s. Oh, and Griffin can pass.

  9. red4skins says: Jun 21, 2010 10:44 AM

    Strange that an ACC running back coming off a 1,700 yard 20 TD season is absent from that list. Ryan Williams anyone? I am not a VA Tech fan, and that kid is a STUD.
    And if you’re on the “tandem backfield” con argument (Darren Evans), then look no further than Trent Richardson in Ingram’s backfield. I say T.R. has the better season and showed flashes of being the better back last season.
    And Tate Forcier being on that list is a joke. He might be running the scout team this year.

  10. Hogfan64 says: Jun 21, 2010 4:42 PM

    Hmmm….Me thinks that Ryan Mallett at least deserves to be on the list….

  11. John Taylor says: Jun 21, 2010 5:03 PM

    @ Hogfan64: Mallett’s on there at +1000.

  12. ndnationforlife07 says: Jun 21, 2010 6:07 PM

    Keep an eye on Dayne Crist, Qb Notre Dame. He has a good O line, great Rb and WR corps, and great offensive coaching…if his footwork improves, he could be in the top 5…The only reason Clausen didnt have a chance last year was because the D stunk and ND lost 6 games. Otherwise, he wins it…5 comeback td drives in the final minutes, one against a USC defense that hadnt even given up a TD in the games prior but got torched by Clausen…

  13. Hogfan64 says: Jun 21, 2010 9:02 PM

    @ John Taylor: Thank You sir….my reading comprehension skills= FAIL!!!

  14. POISON says: Jun 21, 2010 10:19 PM

    How in the heck is OK State running back Kendall Hunter at least not a long shot on this stupid list??? He’s going to have a HUGE year in the Pokes new offense….

  15. Dallas1012 says: Jun 22, 2010 4:56 PM

    I said it first John Brantley from Florida will be in the running.

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