It was first discussed last week that the silhouettes in the graphic released by EA Sports appeared to be of the as-yet-to-be-named cover athlete candidates for NCAA Football 14. That has proven to be the case as the company has revealed the first names from the bunch and as expected Denard Robinson is Michigan’s representative while Alabama’s is Eddie Lacy. John Simon gets what looks to be the short-lived role for Ohio State.
Others anticipated to be named then include Jarvis Jones for Georgia, Tyler Eifert for Notre Dame, and Kenjon Barner for Oregon. Florida State and Texas A&M (either Luke Joeckel or Damontre Moore) are somewhat more difficult to distinguish. (Update) Jarvis Jones now confirmed.
Though it still hasn’t been clarified it would seem that the individual athlete voting will represent the secondary data that will factor into which four programs/players move on to the next round. As it stands now Michigan, Alabama, Texas A&M and Oregon are in good shape to move on but a compelling individual player could turn the tide for one of the other schools – the problem is there really aren’t any of that nature that could be involved now. All of the cover candidates will be known by Monday which is when the voting on them will begin.