Third choice for the 2015 Heisman? UGA’s Nick Chubb

There he goes again. (John Bazemore/AP photo)

There he goes again. (John Bazemore/AP photo)

There he goes again. (John Bazemore/AP photo)

Nick Chubb is outstanding in his field. (John Bazemore/AP photo)

Actually, it’s a three-way tie for third, but you get the idea. According to Jimmy Shapiro of Props PR, the Bovada sports book has listed TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin as the favorite for the 2015 Heisman Trophy. Next comes Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. Then, all slotted at 10-1, come Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson and …

Nick Chubb, Georgia tailback.

Yeah, yeah. Preseason Heisman odds should be written in shifting sand. Cam Newton had never started a collegiate game before his Heisman season (and never would again). Johnny Manziel had never started a collegiate game before his. Jameis Winston had never started a collegiate game before his.

Last year’s winner was actually one of the preseason favorites, but here we recall Bovada’s line as of Sept. 10, 2014: Marcus Mariota, the eventual winner, was then the second choice; Todd Gurley, of whom you’ve heard, was the first. (Third choice was Kenny Hill of Texas A&M, who wouldn’t finish the season as the Aggies’ starting quarterback and has since transferred to TCU.)

We can make the case that Chubb will indeed be the nation’s best running back. We should also note that 13 of the past 14 winners have been quarterbacks. (The exception was Mark Ingram of Alabama in 2009.)

We should also note this: Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas is listed at 40-1, which places him, for the moment, in a five-way tie for 19th. There are three Ohio State quarterbacks —  Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett being the others — rated ahead of Thomas. There’s almost no way the Buckeyes won’t be a great team, but watching them juggle quarterbacks will be worth the price of admission.

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dawg fan
dawg fan

Chubb is the best running back in the nation and I don't see his production taking a significant dip barring injury.  Spare me the "defenses will load the box" crap.  You think they weren't doing that last year when we he was averaging nearly 10 yards a carry and we had a QB who couldn't complete a pass longer than 20 yards?  Give me a break. 


He won't even be in the Heisman discussion by November though because we will have dropped too many games.  We will never have anyone invited to New York so long as Mark Richt is the coach. 


Cry and moan all you like.  The truth hurts. 

DIT
DIT

Won't matter how many yards Chubb racks up. Dawgs QB experience, or lack thereof, will cost the Dawgs at least 2 games. Teams with good defenses will load the box and bring pressure. Unless the QB, which ever one it is, can step up and play beyond expectations Chubb will not rush for the same amount of yards as he did last year. Love my Dawgs, but we lose at least 3 this year. In my opinion, and we all know what opinions are, whichever QB Ohio State uses as long as he stays healthy will win the Heisman. I don't see OSU losing a game this year. Hate OSU, but I will give them their due credit. They will be loaded this year.

neutral site
neutral site

Keep an eye on Josh Dobbs.....IF he has improved his passing.


Still, the RB from Ohio State has to be the frontrunner. He is tough.

MikeS777
MikeS777

Yeah well, maybe he won't go signing autographs like Gurley did lol.  Honestly, I think Chubb is a bit young.  Maybe his Junior year he wins it.  A lot will ride on how UGA does as well.  Heisman winners tend to be picked off winning teams vs straight up stats.

Chubb was outstanding last year, but his youth showed up in the bigger, more emotional games against Florida and Ga Tech.  That's where the experience of Gurley was needed.  Having Gurley for the Auburn game with Chubb coming off the bench was huge.

Also, Keith Marshall should finally be back on the field after his devastating injury in 2013.  Marshall ran about as well as Chubb did before that injury.  I bet they run Chubb as a starter with Marshall coming off the bench.  That's a much better 1-2 punch than Chubb and Michel.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

He's likely to get plenty of carries given the lack of experience at QB.  But I don't see it.  Georgia will lose too many games this season for him to be a contender.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@Birmingham__Jacket

Yeah, right--just like you predicted Auburn would score 50-60 points on UGA last season, and Miss St would dominate Bama, and GT would take down FSU.

Too dumb to be embarrassed, obviously.


LOGS1973
LOGS1973

Chubb no way! The quarterback for GT ( Justin Thomas) would be a real candidate! yeah, yeah

Delbert_D
Delbert_D

I was under the impression that Eason is a 2016 recruit. It could be possible that he gets even more buildup than Lemay did. I think Eason may decide to stay on the west coast and succeed Kessler at USC if Georgia wins the national championship this year behind a guy who has another season to play (pick any one of the contenders at QB this year for that.)

DiehardDawg
DiehardDawg

Put down the Disney dust pipe, you have overdosed on delusion.

OH:IO
OH:IO

The NO COMMENTS for Eason policy continues.


I wonder what he thinks of Sanctuary Cities?

@eidsonb
@eidsonb

Ummmm...how.  He has yet to take a snap in the season.  Wonder if Jacob Eason will vote for him as the Heisman winner. 

swb7
swb7

@@eidsonb It's a preseason watch-list. Just like every other preseason too soon list. 

96JB
96JB

If healthy, with a unproven QB and the best rated OL in the SEC, Chubb could get 2,000 yards........which puts the trophy to him.......None of us know what kind of game Shotty will call, thus, we will see.

GTBob
GTBob

@96JB 2000 yards rushing doesn't automatically win you the Heisman. Ask Melvin Gordon.

The_Real_KJ
The_Real_KJ

@swb7 @OH:IO @96JB Browneye probably just randomly pastes in responses.  The other finalists for that particular post were "coattails" and "3 luxury cars".

slydawg
slydawg

Brandon Adams, a very intelligent person, made a dumb a $$ comment yesterday : We should keep Richt because of recruiting and on field coaching is overrated.

DiehardDawg
DiehardDawg

Some will go to any length to justify Richts coaching blunders. I'm really not surprised.

Truth5678
Truth5678

The dogs just love the preseason!

ATLJacket
ATLJacket

I'm predicting the Dawgs' record will preclude him from winning the Heisman provided he makes it through the season with deserving stats.

WDE
WDE

@ATLJacket  crap in one hand and "predict" in the other and see which fills up first.

BCB
BCB

Jeremy Johnson for heisman? What has he done to deserve this? Lol, I needed a good chuckle this morning.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

@BCB he was so good that Guz Malzona played Nick Marshall over him even though the barn lost 5 games losing 4 of the last 5.


Beat by and AD...Priceless

coj
coj

Predictions are worthless unless the fix is in.

GTBob
GTBob

So Chubb is tied with a guy who will likely not even play QB for Ohio St and another guy who has yet to start a game in college? Interesting group there.

TheFB
TheFB

@GTBob Words I thought I would never say to GTBob; Good point.  

slydawg
slydawg

And he's behind another guy who didn't get hot until his last 4 games. And MB rook the bait even though Chubb has yet to run a yard in preseason camp or practice.

slaughdog
slaughdog

@GTBob 


WRONG, on half of you response.


JJ has started in three games for AUBURN the past two years.


JJ has a Howitzer of an arm, probably the strongest arm in college football. Believe this, in less than 2 months inside the Dome, all of Atlanta will know  J.J.

Pervy Swervy
Pervy Swervy

This Just In : Urban Meyer wins the Whinesman !

@eidsonb
@eidsonb

@TOJacket I heard they were going to rename Sanford Stadium to Sanford/Eason Stadium. 

swb7
swb7

@TOJacket I think you Tech boys are more concerned about Eason than the Dawg fans are. Its all you guys ever talk about. Funny. When he does finally gets to UGA I hope he has his best games for Tech. Seems you guys are obsessed with him. 

GTBob
GTBob

@swb7 He might sit out the Tech game. He is far too good for us and his presence on the field would be an insult to the natural level that he plays at. He will probably spend the day helping tear down walls around campus just by throwing a football.

@eidsonb
@eidsonb

@swb7 @TOJacket The heavens would open and the angels sing.  Going to lead you to 4 NC, win 4 Heisman's AND get the girl.