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Ingram 'wouldn't have no problem' giving Heisman vote to Cam

There’s little doubt that, in the minds of most people — including eighties R&B group Atlantic StarrCam Newton is the current frontrunner in the race for the 2010 Heisman Trophy.

Actually, and with apologies to LaMichael James and Kellen Moore, it would probably be a one-sided rout for the Auburn quarterback if the voting were held today.

Fortunately for anyone still holding on to Heisman hopes, there’s still a month left in the season and a lot of football left to play before votes are to be cast.  One of the 900-plus individuals currently in possession of a vote, though, will be in the most unique of positions to make a judgment on Newton — he’ll be on the opposing sideline for a game that could be one for the ages.

As the reigning Heisman winner, Mark Ingram will be allowed to vote for the award this year.  As the starting running back for Alabama, Ingram will also be on the same field as Newton Nov. 26 when the Tide squares off with the Tigers in the Iron Bowl.

Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday, Ingram was asked if he’ll use his vote on Newton.

“We’ll see what happens,” Ingram said. “We’ll see how the rest of the season plays out and who keeps playing the best football. They’re definitely playing the best football out of everybody right now. 

“If he’s the best and has been the best so far, I wouldn’t have no problem. I’m a real person and I can’t hate on the man.”

If Newton continues through the remaining third of the season the way he’s played through the first two-thirds, any real person won’t be able to hate on the man when it comes to the Heisman.

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12 Responses to “Ingram 'wouldn't have no problem' giving Heisman vote to Cam”
  1. WingT says: Oct 27, 2010 3:14 PM

    Cam Newton is amazing, just amazing.
    Roll Tide

  2. Dragoon10 says: Oct 27, 2010 3:22 PM

    “Ingram ‘wouldn’t have no problem’ giving Heisman vote to Cam” – aka Ingram would have a problem giving it to Cam? Learn to talk

  3. gator_prof says: Oct 27, 2010 3:29 PM

    If the Tigers run the table, Cam wins the HT…period. If the Tigers loose to Bama, but Cam is the game’s MVP…he still wins the HT…period.
    If Cam lays an egg and Bama wins…it is a toss up.
    I wouldn’t bet against the first two scenarios if Cam is healthy. The guy is a beast.
    Bama’s rushing defense is their weak link:
    Bama (2009): 77.9 y/g, 5 TDs, 2.8 y/c (13 games)
    Bama (2010): 113.4 y/g, 5 TDs, 3.8 y/c (8 games)
    Auburn is averaging over 300 rushing yards per game. Cam is leading that charge.
    There is a chance that he lights up Bama’s D big time. Saban may have a master plan to shut him down, should be a great game.

  4. 206eagle says: Oct 27, 2010 3:50 PM

    James will end up winning the Heisman, mark my words!!

  5. WingT says: Oct 27, 2010 4:28 PM

    @gator_prof; you said ;
    “There is a chance that he lights up Bama’s D big time. Saban may have a master plan to shut him down, should be a great game.”
    In the past I think Saban has deployed a “spy” to shut down specific players. The problem with this approach is, who do you give the assignment to? You need a linebackers’ strength and a CB speed and quickness to stop him. My guess is Saban will assign Mark Baron with the task of shadowing Cam.
    Should be a great game. Cam is going to get yardage. Hopefully Bama doesn’t allow the big plays.

  6. DG0122 says: Oct 27, 2010 4:29 PM

    he might have a problem with English class, though

  7. RunningOutOfCommentNames says: Oct 27, 2010 5:32 PM

    Perhaps, one of his tutors should have accompanied him to the interview….

  8. gator_prof says: Oct 27, 2010 5:46 PM

    Agreed…should be a great game. In 08, the spy didn’t work so well as Tebow didn’t run for a lot, but had a nice passing game. In 09, it worked much better…Bama’s running game also was just awesome.

  9. WingT says: Oct 27, 2010 7:41 PM

    You’re right about 08, Tebow made Bama pay by hitting critical passes. He hit almost everyone too. Cam is a good passer, maybe better than Tebow, not sure. Bama will go all out to stop the run. Cam is quicker than Tebow was – this is a heck of a challenge. I don’t think Auburns receivers are nearly as good as Florida’s were. It will be a great game to watch – glad it’s in Tuscaloosa

  10. Slim Charles says: Oct 27, 2010 7:50 PM

    Oh no, a 21 year old used improper grammar in an interview! Get a life.

  11. gator_prof says: Oct 27, 2010 10:19 PM

    I am actually really happy for Cam…wish he was still in Gainesville. I don’t think that the computer incident was handled all that well. They could have also worked him in some more reps to keep him more engaged. They did it with Tebow and Leak, so it was reasonable for Cam to expect similar treatment.

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