It's on now, RG III just beat out Luck for Davey O'Brien QB Award! Heisman next for him.
Molk to get named Walter Camp All-American later in show.
Desmond working it with Erin Andrews.
I would have thought the bc lb would be a bedMarik finalist at least.
If not RGIII, I kinda hope Ball gets it, just because it would royally suck for Richardson to win it.
Biletnikoff Award - Justin Blackmon OKST
second year in a row
Seahawks win 31-14...by the way, Ypsi Gypsie slinging it for Steelers tonight on TNF.
I fail to understand what universe we live in if RGIII does not win the Heisman. He has had head and shoulders the best season of all of them. Ball should get second. Luck third. Matheiu fourth and Richardson fifth.
Griffin not winning will be a travesty.
I feel like the question is how you look at it from a voting stand point, Best player, Best season, or most valuable.. to be honest i think luck qualifies for 2 of the 3, RG3 definetly had the best season. it will be interesting to say the least.
No one votes for the "best player". If that were the standard then Jake Long would have been considered. They don't vote on talent. Unless I'm not understanding what you mean there.
Also, how is RGIII not more valuable than Luck? Do you honestly believe that Baylor's supporting cast is better or comparable to Stanford's?
Seems like a nice guy, but this is the man who created conference championships and BCS.
Is Rimington on this broadcast?
I would think so since it is 2 hours long, but who knows with ESPN.
FWIW, They did announce and present it during the 8pm "red carpet" awards ceremony. He was all smiles, well deserved!
Rimington has its own trophy ceremony in January. Website even has a countdown clock to get you pumped up for it: http://rimingtontrophy.com/
Rimington not scheduled for this broadcast, but Walter Camp team is, and Molk on that. Also, the Home Depot (the power of) Coach of the Year to be announced. I'm guessing Les or Nick as it's espn+home depot.
ESPN please put him to pasture.
It's getting hard to watch him.
Desmond with the announcement. It was good to hear his name read specifically because some other players did not get that honor.
What is ESPN/Home Depot's special relationship with the SEC?
It's special alright. There are 2,250,000,000 reasons why ESPN slobbers the SEC's knob.
Another case of SEC bias here. I think it is BS that Motee Ball didn't win the Doak Walker award.
Montee Ball has more yards, and TDs and better YPC and YPG.
To be fair there's two considerations in richardaon's favor. Using s&p rush ratings Richardson ran against tougher defenses that remains true if you weight those rankings by carries. Second, ball has a better o line and qb to help out. In my mind that doesn't necessarily tip the balance but it is a counter to the pure stats analysis
LaMichael James might ask DaFuck?
I think you meant LaMichael James might ask "DuckFuck?"
I guess RIchardson is derserving since he is probably going to be the first RB taken in the draft.
Wisconsin played against the #96, 99, 95, FCS, 66, 118, 18, 50, 88, 90, 41, 46, 18(again). The average ends up at 68.75.
Alabama played against the #33, 46, 73, 78, 39, 27, 110, 70, 5, 65, FCS, 97. The average ends up at 58.45.
Not a major difference. Ball ended up 135 yds/game at 6.4 yds/carry and 32 TD's. Richardson had 132 yds/game at 6.0 yds/carry and 20 TD's.
Alabama had 33 total rushing TD's on the year and 220 yds/game meaning Richardson was 60% of their scoring via rushing and 60% of their rushing per game.
Wisconsin had 46 rushing TD's on the year and 237 yds/game meaning Ball was 70% of their scoring via rushing and 57% of their rushing per game.
Conclusions to be made are that Richardson was slightly more important part of Alabama's rushing offense against slightly better competition overall while Ball was slightly less important to Wisconsin in terms of yardage per game but a lot more important to Wisconsin's rushing offense concerning scoring than Richardson was to Alabama.
In other words, their yardages are similar when laid out against the defenses they both faced, but Ball was much more of a scoring machine than Richardson was this year.
IMO, the award should have been Ball's due to the scoring difference.
.....between the two against their only common opponent, PSU.
Richardson had 26 carries for 106 yds and 2 TD's and 4.2 yds/carry..
Ball had 25 carries for 156 yds and 4 TD's and 6.2 yds/carry.
Who's the better RB? Ball had 51% of Wisconsin's carries while Richardson had 63% of Alabama's carries.
The post below is exactly correct. This is nothing more than an ESPN/SEC lovefest and it's a travesty what has happened to the awards. Nothing more than a beauty pageant showcasing the top teams, not the top players.
No shit. Where was the 45 minute tribute to Oklahoma st. tragedy?