Among some other things.
The Lombardi Award — for best offensive or defensive lineman — went to Aaron Donald as expected. He also had a chance to speak to Pitt’s other Lombardi Award winner, Hugh Green.
Yesterday he was also named to the All-ACC squad (1st team) and named ACC Defensive Player of the Year by the ACC Coaches. The only shock is that at least a couple coaches did not vote him #1 at DT.
Today the Walter Camp All-American Squad announcement. Then it culminates with the ESPN Awards Show tonight where Donald has a good shot at both the Bednarik (best defensive player) and Outland (best interior lineman on either offense or defense).
And if you want the hot sprots take you can manufacture outrage over Donald not being among the 6 final vote getter for the Heisman.
I really shouldn’t make fun of the column, because there isn’t much to say that isn’t already known. Yes, the Heisman disproportionally favors the gaudy numbers from offense. Yes, the defensive players get ignored too much — hey, just like in the rest of every sport. Yes, the only time defensive players get even a shot it has to involve a player from a team that is winning and getting national attention; and it helps if there was a good amount of hype on the player from the start of the season to help push the chances (dramatic backstory with a fake dead girlfriend is optional, but doesn’t hurt). It’s all been said, and will be said again.