Experts Discussion ... BCS Champ Will Be ...
Ohio State RB Chris Wells
Ohio State RB Chris Wells
Posted Jul 16, 2008

The national champion pick, the Heisman winner, and the one coach you'd want for your team.

Preview 2008 - Experts Roundtable

Part 16 - The National Title and Heisman Picks

CFN is honored to once again get the thoughts and opinions on some of the hot topics from some of the most talented, influential insiders in the college football media, while getting to know a little bit more about them.

Along with
Pete Fiutak and Richard Cirminiello from CFN in the discussion are ...

- Charles Davis, NFL Network/FOX Sports
- Dennis Dodd, - College Football Columnist

- Bruce Feldman, - College Football Columnist
- Steve Greenberg, The Sporting News - College Football Columnist
- Teddy "Mr. Media" Greenstein, Chicago Tribune - College Football Columnist, Media Columnist
- Stewart Mandel, - College Football Columnist

- Part 1 What aspect of college football should you care about, but really don't?
- Part 2 Should a two loss LSU team really have won the national title?
- Part 3 How should college football be more like the NFL?
- Part 4
Your college football guilty pleasure
- Part 5 How/why did you get into covering college football?
- Part 6 How/why is the BCS better than a playoff?
- Part 7 I'm not buying into ...
- Part 8 Just how bad is the Big Ten?
- Part 9 Do you have any problems with Tim Tebow winning two Heismans?
- Part 10 Give the 2010 Rankings for: Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska & Notre Dame
- Part 11 How much do you care about non-BCS teams?
- Part 12 When Should Players Be Eligible for the Draft?
- Part 13 The Next Really Big Superpower Will Be ...
- Part 14 The Best & Worst Interviews You've Ever Done
- Part 15 Quick Hitters, Part 1: Greatest Players & Greatest Games

- Part 16 Quick Hitters, Part 2: The National Champion & Heisman Winner

16. Quick Hitting Thoughts On (Part Two) ...

- The one guy you’d want coaching your team.

I’d probably want Urban Meyer if I could have anyone, but there’s a part of me that wants Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson in charge. If he could do that at Navy, a team with few real D-I talents, the guy really can coach.

Dennis Dodd: Pete Carroll.

Steve Greenberg: Jim Tressel

Bruce Feldman: Pete Carroll

Richard Cirminiello: Florida’s Urban Meyer.  You hire a coach because he knows how to win.  Meyer has proven that he wins everywhere he goes.

Teddy Greenstein: Pete Carroll.
- The Heisman winner will be …

Steve Greenberg:
Chase Daniel

I'm going out on a major limb here and saying it'll be Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell. While I think Tim Tebow will be better, Harrell will win the Heisman based on ungodly numbers put up in a major conference. Just wait. There's going to be an anti-two Heisman thing happening against Tebow to open the door for someone like Harrell to come through. Ohio State's Chris Wells will finish third behind Tebow.

Richard Cirminiello: Ohio State RB Chris Wells.  All of the ingredients are in place for Wells to be the seventh Buckeye to win the award.  He’ll have the numbers and exposure on a ranked team to never drop below the radar. 

Teddy Greenstein: Michael Crabtree

Dennis Dodd: I know I have Tebow at the top of the list but the odds against him repeating are huge. I have a feeling that Chris Wells is going to have a monster year for Ohio State, a school accustomed to winning the Heisman.

Bruce Feldman: I’ll go with Tim Tebow. He’s already got the big name and the personality. Plus, UF will have plenty of weapons for him to work with. I doubt he’ll have the same gaudy stats, but he won’t need them as much. That said, if Beanie Wells can lead OSU to win at USC and go for over 100 yards, I think he could be tough to beat.

Charles Davis: Heisman Winner…Tim Tebow in a repeat if Florida gets a running game

- The national champion will be …

Ohio State. The sins of the past two years will be swept away.

Bruce Feldman: Ohio State.

Dennis Dodd:
Ohio State

Steve Greenberg:

Dennis Dodd:
Ohio State.

Teddy Greenstein:
* Georgia

* subject to change

Richard Cirminiello: Ohio State.  The third time is the charm for a Buckeye team that has few flaws and will face an opponent not nearly as fast or daunting as 2006 Florida or 2007 LSU.

Charles Davis: National Champion…Ohio State (third time’s the charm)