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Tebow 7/2 odds for the 2008 Heisman; Check out the complete list

HeismanGAINESVILLE -- Our friends at Bodoglife.com like to email Gator Clause wager-related nonsense in the hopes that I'll post it on the blog. Guess it worked this time. The Internet betting house recently released early lines on the 2008 Heisman Trophy. Florida's Tim Tebow won the award last year and he's the favorite to win it this year at 7-2 odds.

Listed below is Bodoglife.com's complete Heisman Trophy field as of Wednesday morning. A few things that might be of interest to Florida fans:

1. Florida dynamo Percy Harvin is listed at 15-1 odds. Harvin, of course, is the fella Tebow has tabbed to win the 2008 Heisman. I've learned that it's always a good idea to listen to Tim Tebow. In 2007, Tebow was 10-1 odds to win the Heisman. Harvin and Tebow are the only Florida players listed.

Harvin highlights, courtesy of YouTube.

2. Players with in-state ties you can bet on:

Noel Devine (West Virginia, RB, soph.), Devine is listed at 35-1 odds, this North Fort Myers native once lived with Deion Sanders. Deion tried to be a father figure for troubled little Noel (ironical name, I agree) but Noel whadn't have'n that. He split after three days. True story: Devine once challenged Chris Rainey to a foot race in a parking lot in Lakeland, Fla., and lost by two steps. In the words of Chris Rainey, "I'm like, 'Damn. It's good to be Chris Rainey.'"

Matt Grothe (South Florida, QB, jr.) Dubbed the poor man's Tim Tebow (Boy, does old Grothe hate to hear that.), the Bull's quarterback is long shot to win the Heisman, 60-1.

Ncf_us_spiller_195Here's a pretty good bet. Clemson running back C.J. Spiller (pictured) is listed at 60-1 odds to win the Heisman Trophy. The Lake Butler native snubbed Florida for Tommy Bowden's Tigers but almost transferred to Gainesville after his freshman year. (Why a running back would transfer to Florida -- Hello, Manny Moody! -- with Tebow behind center is beyond me.) Luckily for Spiller he stayed at Clemson and is now poised to have an incredible season in 2008.

3. Surprisingly, there aren't any Miami Hurricanes or Florida State Seminoles listed. One would think FSU receiver Preston Parker would have a better chance to win a Heisman than Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis (70-1). So many Miami quarterbacks have won Heisman Trophies that Robert Marve should be listed by default.

Berry_24. Tennessee defensive back Eric Berry intercepted Tim Tebow last season and returned it for a touchdown. Now Berry is listed at 80-1 odds to win the Heisman. Berry will be playing safety this season for the Vols.

Berry chose Tennessee over Florida, among other schools. The sophomore is considered the best defensive back in the Southeastern Conference this season by some preseason mags.

5. Other than Tebow, Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno (10-1 odds) is probably the best bet to win Heisman. If both teams are undefeated when they meet in Jacksonville, then the head-to-head performances of Moreno and Tebow might be a determining factor for many voters.

IN WAGER-RELATED NEWS: Florida and Georgia are both 6-1 odds to win the national championship. USC (3-1) is the favorite. Miami is 35-1, FSU is 50-1 and USF is 100-1.

Eric Berry (Tenn)
Todd Boeckman (OhioSt.)
Sam Bradford (Okl)
Rudy Carpenter (ASU)
Jimmy Clausen (ND)
Michael Crabtree (TTech)
Chase Daniel (Missouri)
James Davis (Clem)
Noel Devine (WVU)
Armanti Edwards (App. State)
Arian Foster (Tenn)
Matt Grothe (USF)
Max Hall (BYU)
Cullen Harper (Clem)
Percy Harvin (FL)
Graham Harrell (TTech)
P.J. Hill (Wisc)
Ian Johnson (Boise St.)
Jeremiah Johnson (Ore)
James Laurinaitis (Ohio St.)
Dan LeFevour (C. Mich)
Kellen Lewis (Ind)
Jake Locker (Wash)
Jeremy Maclin (Missouri)
LeSean McCoy (Pitt)
Colt McCoy (Tex)
Stephen McGee (Tex A&M)
Joe McKnight (USC)
Knowshon Moreno (UGA)
DeMarco Murray (Okla)
Curtis Painter (Purdue)
Terrelle Pryor (Ohio St.)
Todd Reesing (Kan)
Javon Ringer (Mich St.)
Zac Robinson (Ok. State)
Mark Sanchez (USC)
C.J. Spiller (Clem)
Matthew Stafford (UGA)
Tyrod Taylor (V. Tech)
Tim Tebow (FL)
Willie Tuitama (Arz)
Chris Wells (Ohio St.)
Pat White (WVU)
Juice Williams (ILL)
John Parker Wilson (Ala)
Field  10/1



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