December 24, 2013
HURT: Stocking stuffers for deserving coaches, players
The postseason all-star teams and the various coaches and players of the year awards have been handed out, fairly for the most part. The on-the-field accomplishments of Jameis Winston, the Florida State quarterback, were substantial. Debating whether he measured up to the integrity standard in the Heisman's criteria is another question, but perhaps the whole Heisman concept needs rethinking in the wake of seemingly annual questions about character. (Remember that perhaps the most lauded "character" candidate of the last four years, at the time of the voting, was Manti Te'o.)
As always, though, some college football players and coaches didn't get the recognition they deserved. There is no accompanying hardware, just a small stocking stuffer of recognition.
Among coaches - and noting that Gus Malzahn has been justifiably lauded - I think at least three SEC coaches deserve some sort of honorable mention.
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