If you are a video game head like myself, then you must be super excited for the new Heisman Trophy mode in the new EA Sports NCAA '13 game. This mode allows you to add any Heisman Trophy winner to any team. This made me think, what Heisman Trophy winner would did I wish played for Boston College. My answer? Sam Bradford in 2008.
Hopefully at this point we all remember 2008. BC had another great year under second year Head Coach Jeff Jadodzinski, they had one of the nation's top defense led by defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani, and linebacker Mark Herzlich had catapulted himself onto the national spotlight with his game changing plays. Boston College made it to the ACC Championship game for a rematch with Virginia Tech, and went in as heavy underdogs, mostly because they didn't have much of a quarterback.
Dominique Davis was getting the start, after only starting two games prior due to a season ending injury to senior Chris Crane. Davis had struggled mightily as a starter, only completing 45% of his passes, and throwing for only 237 yards combine in both games. When BC got to Tampa to play the Hokies, Davis was a hot mess, throwing two interceptions and only completing 39% of his passes. We know how it ended, an overmatched BC got destroyed by a superior Virginia Tech squad and fell 30-12.
Now let's just imagine for a second that Davis never started that game, and instead Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford was with the Eagles instead. Could BC have won if they had a Heisman caliber quarterback at the helm? They had lost to basically the same Virginia Tech squad the year before with Matt Ryan, but at the college level you have to say Bradford was a better quarterback (ducks flying beer bottles). Could you imagine what Jeff Jagodzinski/Steve Logan could have done with Sam Bradford? Salivates.
Now with Oklahoma, Bradford had a solid arsenal of weapons between Jermaine Gresham and Juaquin Iglesias. But with the Eagles he would have had Richie Gunnell, Brandon Robinson and Ifeanyi Momah. Not exactly the same, but still workable. Add onto that freshman running back Montel Harris, and Bradford would have a solid running back to work with as well.
Could the Bradford led Eagles have beaten Virginia Tech and sent BC to their first BCS Bowl to face the Cincinnati Bearcats? I think they could of, but of course this is just a fun game to play in your mind.
Now it's your turn, what past Heisman Trophy winner would you want on Boston College?
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