Oh happy day, NCAA Football 13 is now in stores (and, I imagine, Storrs... puns!), which means a whole lot of virtual football is going to be played all over the country. Like in some past years, the fine folks over at EA Sports are sponsoring a little discussion about the game (which frankly looks awesome this year). The big name feature this year, which the delightfully troll-y ad above is highlighting (along with this great ad, and the one below the jump), allows you to pick from a selection of past Heisman Trophy winners and put them on to this years UConn team, so the question for you is, if you could pick any Heisman winner to suit up for UConn, who would it be?
I will be honest, my first instinct was to reach way back in the past and throw my grad school a bone by grabbing Jay Berwanger off of the 1935 University of Chicago Maroons (For those scratching their heads: UChicago was once a football powerhouse, but dropped the sport pre-WWII. Berwanger was the first Heisman winner.). The only problem? Berwanger was a halfback, and as you surely know, halfback has been one of the few things UConn has done really well.
So we're looking for a position of weakness, and that means quarterback. Two choices immediately jumped out at me: Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III. Why? Because when you haven't had a quarterback that can throw since 2004, the idea of a quarterback that can run AND throw is so inconceivably delightful that its impossible to resist. RGIII had a great season last year, but in the end I think I have to give the nod to Newton, who more or less won the 2011 championship by himself.
But that's me, who would you pick?
This post was sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 13. Check out the video for the game below.
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