Sam Darnold entered last college football season as an unknown backup quarterback at USC.
This year will be a bit different. Not only is Darnold the Trojans’ unquestioned starter at the position, he is also a Heisman Trophy favorite.
In fact, several Las Vegas books have Darnold as the Heisman Trophy favorite — with, of course, more than three months to go before college football season begins and more than six months until the coveted award is presented to the best player in the nation.
Back in February, William Hill U.S. had Darnold tied at the...