Blog Focus: Mark Ingram wins Alabama its First Heisman Trophy
Alabama sophomore running back Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy Saturday in the closest vote in history. Here's how bloggers for each of the five finalists reacted:
40 Acres Sports: "Bohls sealed his fate in the hearts and minds of Longhorn fans when he put Reggie Bush over Texas quarterback Vince Young on his 2005 Heisman ballot. It’s an even more disputed race this year and once again, in a slightly less egregious error, Bohls again didn’t put the Texas QB number one on his ballot."
Gator Nation: "Ingram is a major part of Alabma’s undefeated season, and as Gator Nation should know, he can take over a game on anyday. Against Florida in the SEC Championship game, Ingram piled up three touchdowns in the onslaught of Florida. On the season, he has rushed for 1,542 yards and 118.6 yards per rush. He is the first Running Back to win the award since Reggie Bush in 2005, and only the second one in the last 10 years."
Unofficial Stanford Blog: "Gerhart, of course, made his last Heisman statement in style, which many commentators attributed to being the nail in the coffin for the firing of Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis."
Husker Faithful: "The Heisman has always been an offensive MVP award given out to the best player on the best team. No homework needed. Just scan the rankings for the #1 team and choose between that team's quarterback or running back. There's your Heisman winner."
Roll 'Bama, Roll: "For the first time in Alabama football history, a Crimson Tide player has won the Heisman Trophy. Running back Mark Ingram was awarded college football's top individual honor in New York City this evening."