College Football Awards Open Thread

College Football Awards Open Thread

Submitted by Leaders And Best on December 8th, 2016 at 6:14 PM

College Football Awards on ESPN: http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2016/11/twenty-four-finalists-announced-home-depot-college-football-awards/

 

Some Michigan players up for some hardware tonight:

Jake Butt:

John Mackey Award (top tight end) WINNER

Jourdan Lewis:

Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back) Finalist - Adoree Jackson (WINNER)

Jabrill Peppers:

Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player) WINNER

Walter Camp Trophy (player of the year) Finalist - Lamar Jackson (WINNER)
Maxwell Award (player of the year) Finalist - Lamar Jackson (WINNER)
Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year) Finalist - Jonathan Allen (WINNER)

Garrett Moores:

Peter Mortell Award (holder of the year) WINNER

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/090516aaa.html

 

Amara Darboh included on Biletnikoff Watchlist

Amara Darboh included on Biletnikoff Watchlist

Submitted by TXWolverine44 on November 7th, 2016 at 11:44 AM

As per the title.

Darboh (11) (10) now joins Jehu Chesson (9) (8) on the Biletnikoff list placing two Wolverines in the Top 15 Top 10 (!!!) 

Amara Darboh now joins Jehu Chesson on the Biletnikoff watch list. Announcement of semifinalists will be Nov.14 so hopefully then there will be two Wolverines in the top ten.

EDIT:  Number 3 on the list, Marcell Ateman from OSU (NTOSU) is out for the year due to injury placing him out of contention effectively bumping up everyone behind up one spot

EDIT 2: Alphabetical order, didn't notice. mea culpa. title now reflects that.

LINK:

http://biletnikoffaward.com/2016-biletnikoff-award-watch-list

Ugly Game of the Week: Post Season Awards Show

Ugly Game of the Week: Post Season Awards Show

Submitted by stubob on December 6th, 2011 at 10:11 AM

This week The Ugly Game of the week hands out our very own post season awards. I may call these the Schnellys, since 1. he almost ended his career with a winless season, 2. karma is a bitch after all those years at Miami, and 3. just look at the guy:

No, wait, that's Captain Kangaroo. My mistake. Here we go:

Here clearly is the most interesting man in the world.

The "Viagra" award for inability to score is a tie between New Mexico and Florida Atlantic. New Mexico is last in red-zone efficiency, scoring at a 61% rate (Stanford leads with 63 for 64 attempts), while FlaAtl is last in total offense. Both teams are 119th and 120th in scoring offense. That's a toss-up to me. Congratulations, you both win. No, I'm not going to GIS for anything related to Viagra, at work or ever.

The "Turnstyle" award for worst defense goes to Kansas. Dead last in total and scoring defense, they've given up 50+ 4 times, and 40+ 8 times (including one in a win). Turner Gill, we hardly knew ya. Well Kansas, there's always basketball.

Worst Coach Still Employed goes to Robb Akey of the Idaho Vandals. The Vandals are 19-43 since 2007, and 2-10 this year. It's cold and lonely in Idaho, so maybe they could get Dennis Erickson back a la Billy Martin. Honorable mention goes to Rick Stockstill, coach of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, for having the best MST3K "Big McLargeHuge" name on a 2-10 team. Because I can:

Worst Combined Record in a Bowl Game goes to Florida versus Ohio State in the TaxSlayer.com (sic) bowl. Both teams are 6-6 and 3-5 in conference. Both teams are about +5 Points For/Points Against, and neither team is very good on offense. Honorable mention goes to Illinois versus UCLA for playing without coaches. I expect someone on the sidelines spinning a Twister spinner thing calling plays "Run Left! Pass Right!" Not quite what I had in mind, but it'll do:

And the award for The Worst Team in the Country goes to New Mexico, who combines their bad defense with an equally bad offense, making one wonder if they could beat themselves, and if so, how? Honorable mention goes to UNLV, who managed to lose to New Mexico by a TD. New Mexico started off the season with a 4 point loss to CSU, then got clobbered by Arkansas and Texas Tech. They took Sam Houston State to OT, scoring a game-tying TD as time expired, but had to settle for a FG in OT and couldn't stop the Bearkats (sic). The bright spot on the season was against UNLV, scoring on their first play and second drive, then missed two FG attempts, finally scoring a TD in the last minute to seal it. New Mexico does have the spectacularly named Crusoe Gongbay at running back.

Congratulations, your award is Bob Davie. Good luck with that. Footbaw!

Molk snubbed from AFCA All-American team

Molk snubbed from AFCA All-American team

Submitted by Real Tackles Wear 77 on December 5th, 2011 at 11:56 AM

http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/40700/afca-all-america-team-ha…

Wisco's Konz was named to the AFCA AA team over Molk, even though he missed the last 3 games of the season. Since there are 23409348 different All-American teams, David should still make most of them but since we won't see another Michigan football game for almost a month, this gives us something to rant about.

 

[Ed - PGB:  via MGoUser gebe659 in competing thread:

http://www.afca.com/article/article.php?id=1201

Big Ten players on the team:

OL Kevin Zeitler (Wisconsin)
C Peter Konz (Wisconsin)
RB Montee Ball (Wisconsin)
DL Jerel Worthy (Michigan State)
DL Whitney Mercilus (Illinois)
LB Lavonte David (Nebraska)
 

Also, WR Jordan White of Western Michigan is an All-American.]

Brandon Herron Named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week

Brandon Herron Named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week

Submitted by Michigasling on September 4th, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Pretty heady for a fifth-year senior who was under the radar for most of his Michigan career.  Besides the obvious of his two TD returns, his 8 tackles were a career high (and about a 5th of his career total).  Just think what he could have done with an extra quarter of play.

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/090411aaa.html

Michigan athletes/teams up for many B1G Awards

Michigan athletes/teams up for many B1G Awards

Submitted by Real Tackles Wear 77 on June 20th, 2011 at 1:33 PM

http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/28186/big-ten-awards-on-tap

Looks like a few Wolverines are up for some awards from the previous school year. It looks like we have a good chance to win in almost every category listed in this blog post, it would be a tremendous miscarriage of justice if Sullinger wins the breakout award over Denard. 

I, for one, find it quite surprising that Mark Dantonio is placed in the "courageous" category alongside Brock Mealer and Jon Hoese.

Michigan Basketball Awards Ceremony

Michigan Basketball Awards Ceremony

Submitted by MGoBender on April 12th, 2011 at 10:25 AM

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/041111aaa.html

 

2011 Michigan Basketball Banquet Awards

Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award: Darius Morris
Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player Award: Jordan Morgan
Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive Player Award: Stu Douglass
Steve Grote Hustle Award: Zack Novak
Thad Garner Leadership Award: Zack Novak
Travis Conlan Sportsmanship Award: Stu Douglass
Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement: Zack Novak
Gary Grant Award for Most Assists: Darius Morris
Loy Vaught Rebounding Award: Zack Novak
Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting: Zack Novak
Sixth Man Award: Evan Smotrycz
Iron Man Award: Zack Novak
Charge Award: Zack Novak

 

Nothing too surprising.  I'm glad Stu was recognized for his defense - I feel so many people overlook that part of his game.  He's a pretty good off-the-ball defender.

I also love that we have a "Charge Award."  I'm sure Sparty loathes that.

Denard Robinson Finalist for Tribune Silver Football Award

Denard Robinson Finalist for Tribune Silver Football Award

Submitted by True Blue in CO on December 7th, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Denard is one of the 3 finalists for the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award.  Other two are Ryan Kerrigan featured below and Terelle Pryor of the hated tOSU *uckeyes.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-spt-1207-silver-kerrigan--20101206,0,4218496,full.story

Good Luck Denard.  Award to be announced on Friday.