Hard to see Nik and Coach B not winning Player and Coach of the Year in the B1G, respectively. With us likely to have a 2-game margin of victory in the final standings, I don't think voters could rationalize any other candidates.
POTY: Who if not Nik now, who has clearly overcome that mid-season mini-slump. Last night's game felt like a coronation for him. Harris is the best player on Staee and has had some good games (his 31 against us stands out to me), but given how Staee has plummeted, no way he wins. Sconie is a two-headed horse; Dekker and Kaminsky are both very good, but neither is really all that better than the other, so they sort of cancel each other out. Petteway at UNL has had a great year but is he really going to overtake Nik? Of course, I leave off Craft, who clearly is the best player in the country, according to Dan Dakich.
COTY: Only Tim Miles at UNL would seem to have any kind of possible claim to this title. But with us blowing out the field, given all we've lost, clearly Coach B is going to win this award.*
* Although it remains true that Izzo, without a doubt, did the best coaching job in the conference this year. Have you seen the injuries they've had to overcome? At various points this season, they had in their starting lineup: (1) their women's team; (2) three walk-ons, a student manager, and a cheerleader, (3) Max Bullough -- unaided by dietary supplements; and (4) his unborn great-grandchild. In fact, of his 14 scholarship players, he's had 23 scholarship players hospitalized this season -- yes, even players who don't play for him. And yet, they have overcome all of that! Amazing job, Izzo, just... you aren't going to win.