College football awards primer
With anticipation for Saturday's Heisman presentation mounting, it's easy to overlook college football's other storied awards. From the Bednarik to the Doak Walker, they recognize the game's best, honoring players and coaches who've been outstanding over the course of a season. Here are the finalists, projected winners and snubs for each of the remaining 2010 awards. As difficult as it is to believe, Cam Newton isn't the only player who excelled this season.
• Frank Broyles Award (Most Outstanding Assistant Coach): Gus Malzahn, Auburn
• Butkus Award (Most Outstanding Linebacker): Von Miller, Texas A&M
• William V. Campbell Award (Top Collegiate Scholar-Athlete): Sam Acho, Texas
• Bronco Nagurski Trophy (Most Outstanding Defensive Player): Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
• Eddie Robinson Award (National Coach of the Year): Chip Kelly, Oregon
• Disney Sports Spirit Award (Most Inspirational Figure): D.J. Williams, Arkansas