Sam Darnold Hype Takes Pressure Off Lamar Jackson

Three times in the past decade, the previous season's Heisman Trophy winner returned with the possibility of making history. All three -- Tim Tebow, Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston -- embarked on their encore seasons in a flurry of hype. 2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson need not worry about the madness that follows an underclass…

I Still Love The Heisman

Tonight's the night some -- not all; it's never all -- of college football's best don formal wear, grin politely at corny jokes, and wait a few hours for the presentation of the Heisman Trophy. The recipient is often a foregone conclusion, as appears to be the case this time around. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson…

Should Jonathan Allen Get More Heisman Love?

If Heisman Trophy voters and the media responsible for driving the award's direction do their job, Jonathan Allen will be a serious candidate. There's no guarantee the two groups, which are more like one group, will learn from past mistakes. Pushing a defensive lineman for the top individual award requires imagination hive-minds collectively lack. But…

Bovada Heisman Odds: Latvia’s Chief Export

Bovada released updated Heisman odds Thursday. These will not impact the illustrious CFB Huddle Heisman Top 10 projection, but they might save the struggling Latvian economy. Despite what some sports media outlets are likely to tell you about these Heisman odds, which have LSU running back Leonard Fournette at a 9/2 favorite, they are not…

College Football Countdown: No. 99 Jay Berwanger

Today marks an important milestone in the 2016 college football countdown. We are officially out of triple digits, and down to just 99 days until the first round of games. Cal-Hawaii and North Dakota State-Charleston Southern officially usher in the campaign August 27. At this important juncture in the offseason, CFB Huddle counts down to…

The Very Early 2016 Heisman Top 10 Forecast

Throughout the 2015 season, starting in August, CFB Huddle gauged the temperature of the Heisman race every week leading up to the award's selection. The 2016 Heisman Top 10 forecast kicks off early, as there's no shortage of media outlets and voters offering up projections Two things to bear in mind for those new to…

AP Player of the Year Christian McCaffrey vs. Heisman Winner Derrick Henry

Various college football conspiracy theorists should have a field day with the Associated Press selecting Stanford utility-man Christian McCaffrey as its 2015 National Player of the Year. Since the award's inauguration in 1998, 14 of its 18 recipients also won that year's Heisman Trophy. The general consensus between Heisman and AP voters for the last…