Another day, another collection of links delivered right to your computer screen!
First, I wanted to provide all of the links I can find for places where you can vote for RGIII. National awards, local awards, whatever. If you know of one I don't list, please tell me so I can add it.
- RGIII is a finalist for the Davey O'Brien award given to the most outstanding college quarterback in the country. Fans can still vote for RGIII here. The Fan Vote counts for 5% during each round of voting and RGIII is currently tied for the lead in the third round, so go vote!
- Nissan sponsors a "Vote for the Heisman" campaign with ESPN where you can vote for RGIII. All of these votes go into the one fan vote in the overall tally. RGIII is currently running seventh, which is unacceptable.
- RGIII has been nominated again for the Capital One Impact Performance of the Week honor, and your votes can help him vanquish his foes.
- On the subject of awards, RGIII participated in a conference call last night with members of the media. David Ubben provided a transcript of some of that interview on the ESPN Big XII blog.
- Baylor Athletics is ramping up their support for RGIII's Heisman campaign in part by asking Baylor fans on facebook to add "III" to the end of their names. I'll be honest, I might do it.
- If you didn't hear it yesterday, the podcast of RGIII's interview on the Scott Van Pelt show is available for streaming from ESPN Radio. This is the interview I talked about yesterday where he seems less committed to coming back next year than ever before. Still, he's an incredible representative for the university and it's obvious SVP loves him.
- David Ubben posted his Big XII Heisman Watch this morning and says he voted for RGIII first in ESPN's larger Heisman Watch. Speaking of that, RGIII came in third on the overall Heisman Watch behind Richardson and Andrew Luck. Before I drive myself crazy from Andrew Luck's continual placement on these lists (which is a product of good play inflated by incredible expectations), all three have the same number of first-place votes. If RGIII can continue playing well against Tech and Texas, he should steal a few and could easily take the lead.
- Travis Haney of The Oklahoman has his 10 reasons that OU lost to Baylor. I haven't actually read it yet, but I hope it says "because RGIII ground us into the dust" somewhere on the list.
- Despite their legal obstacles, West Virginia still plans on playing in the Big XII in 2012. I think it's probably a matter of money at this point; the Big East isn't going to keep them when they don't want to be there but will require them to pay out the nose to get out. Kinda like A&M, actually.
- Texas Tech flatly denied Bill Byrne's statement that Tech was threatened by ESPN with regard to the LHN. Not surprising that they would deny that considering they have an ongoing contractual relationship with ESPN and the news coming out at all accomplished the goal of making people aware.
- Kansas State is so proud of their victories over the Texas schools this year that they went all Aggie on us by making a t-shirt to celebrate. You beat us by one point at home, Kansas State. Let's tone down the "we own Texas" rhetoric. Unless you mean Texas, University of. Then it's fine.
- Texas is going to start Case McCoy against A&M this week, which means that every time he throws to Jaxon Shipley Brent Musberger is going to get an erection. So will the entire Texas fanbase.
- Finally, speculation about Art Briles' future at Baylor is officially getting out of hand, with Mac Engel saying Baylor needs to lock him up and lock him up now (something I actually agree with) and citing John McClain's tweet about Ole Miss as proof. The echo chamber is in full effect on this one as I could link to probably a half-dozen articles about Ole Miss being interested in Briles. As I have already said on this board, I don't think Briles is going to leave as long as Baylor does what it has to do.
As always, I'll update the links when I find more stories of interest. I'll also post fanshots of things that Baylor fans need to see.