Well that didn’t long… Everett Golson only chose Florida State a few days ago and has already been named the ACC’s top Heisman candidate by Bovada at 14/1 odds. Deshaun Watson of Clemson is at 20/1 odds, and Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas is at 33/1.
Further down the the list Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Pittsburgh’s James Conner, and Miami QB Brad Kaaya are at 40/1. QB’s Jacoby Brissett of NC State and UNC QB Marquise Williams are at 66/1.
Heck what doesn’t have a set of odds these days?
A site like sportsbook.ag lets you bet on everything from NFL games to College Football to the post-season of both sports.
A couple of things stand out here to me. One – the ACC has 6 quarterbacks on this Heisman list. That is more than any other conference in America. Quarterback play in the ACC will be as good as it has been in recent memory.
Everett Golson moving so quickly to the head of the ACC list is interesting. He hasn’t even been named the starter, but that speaks to how high profile the Florida State program has become, and what Jimbo Fisher has proven to be able to get out of his quarterbacks the last few years. Golson is a talent, but has had turnover problems during his career.
Clemson’s Deshaun Watson at times last year looked like a future Heisman candidate, but as we noted on the ACC Podcast with @Hokiesmash and I, everything concerning Clemson this year is qualified with “If Watson is healthy”.
Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas coming in with the 3rd best ACC Heisman odds, shows us how much an outstanding final month of the season for Georgia Tech got the attention of folks around the country. Thomas went from from a nice QB with potential, to one that became a triple option magician over the course of the 2014 season.
— Zac Ellis (@ZacEllis) May 20, 2015