A new look for the Heisman Trophy? Heh.
The Reggie Bush Heisman Trophy Coronation Ceremony will have just two onlookers — Vince Young and Matt Leinart — not three, as many had expected. Brady Quinn will not go to New York; apparently he did not receive enough votes to merit an invitation.
I’m mildly, but not overwhelmingly, surprised. Given what I’ve read about virtually unprecedented “lock-step voting” — Bush #1, Young #2, Leinart #3, on almost every ballot — it’s not surprising that Quinn, who would be lots of people’s #4 choice if there was a #4 slot, didn’t get as many votes as some had expected.
Better luck next year, Brady.
Incidentally, StiffArmTrophy.com — whose collection of real Heisman votes by real Heisman voters shows ample evidence of this “lock-step voting” phenomenon — has formally projected the race for Reggie Bush. “The only question remaining is whether he’s the biggest winner ever.”