With the season less than three months away, it’s time to start thinking bout Heisman contenders for 2012.
To that end, conference preview mag Athlon Sports is breaking down the top 25 Heisman contenders for each conference. Its list of Big Ten Heisman contenders was released on Wednesday, and as with any subjective Top 25, there are lots of points of debate and contention. Here are three of the biggest bones to pick.
Big expectations for Braxton Miller
Braxton Miller checks in at fourth on Athlon’s list, which is rather surprising for a true sophomore running his third offense in as many years. Sure, he should be high on the list, but his stats don’t hold up to the rest of the pack as yet.
Okay, granted, it takes a lot of talent to be a productive dual-threat quarterback as a freshman in big-time college football. And there’s no arguing with this kind of production from a freshman QB:
162 rushes, 965 yards, 12 TDs; 116-of-196 passing, 1631 yards, 10 TDs, 7…
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