Trying Too Hard: A Closer Look at the Post Season Award Trophies

In case you haven't done so, you should take a look at the post-season award list that the BT has created. Here are a couple Purdue-centric highlights:
Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
There's a couple of interesting elements to this. First, the two QBs are arguably the best two Purdue football players ever. Of course, Leroy is acceptable in the conversation as well. But, one didn't pass as much and did everything (from punting to running the ball) and the other is from the most pass-happy offense ever in the history of the league. Both were winners...both are worthy to have their name on an award (that most people will just call the QB of the Year).

Tatum-Woodson DB of the Year
Jack Tatum was a hard-hitting intimidator. Rod Woodson was a big, fast and quick cover corner who was an excellent anticipator on the field. Both were great defensive backs. But, a ton of Purdue fans dislike, if not hate Tatum for the pre-season hit on Darryl Stingley that ended Stingley's career...and eventually his life.
One Award that seems to be a no-brainer would be, of course, the Griese-Dicken Award. These two Purdue quarterbacks would be worthy of their names living on...And I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want such recognition.

I'm still awaiting final word if there will be Akers-DiNardo Coach of the Year Award...we'll keep you updated if anything becomes public knowledge.

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