Three legendary Heisman Trophy winners -- stretching from Miami's Vinny Testaverde in 1986 through Florida's Danny Wuerffel in 1996 to Wisconsin's Ron Dayne in 1999 -- head a 2013 College Football Hall of Fame class.
Late-season momentum can transform a college football team the same way it transforms a team in any other sport. But with no playoff, the payoff for getting things right late in the season just isn't the same.
More recognizable names are among the 15 inductees to the College Football Hall of Fame for 2008, but Pat Fitzgerald and Don McPherson may be more representative of the true nature of the sport. It is the curious burden of the Hall to honor them all.