Every year the college football Hall of Fame goes through the motions of inducting another class of players into its ranks, and every year we all groan and complain about the arcane selection rules and obvious snubs.
Well, SB Nation has had enough, and figured it is time for all of us to put our money where out mouth is.
Over the next few days, ODB needs to come up with five nominees for the initial SB Nation Hall of Fame class. It's time for the wrongs of the past to be righted, the snubs un-snubbed, and the Baylor players and coaches who haven't gotten their due to date to be recognized. Hit the jump for the ground rules on what we're dealing with and then give me your nominations in the comments.
Here's the rules, and before anybody complains, this is a network-wide effort and I didn't make them up.
1. The player or coach must have been out of the game for at least four years (so no one who has played after 2007 or is currently playing). RG3 will be recognized eventually, I guarantee you that!
2. Only one selection per position. Positions break down as such: QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, LB, DB, ST, Coach.
3. Third, and this one is going to be tough, SB Nation is trying its best to adhere to the "You've seen 'em play" rule. I know we all love the old school generation of players and coaches but we're trying to tip the list heavily to the last 20 years.
4.Shoe ins: Grant Teaff, Mike Singletary (a little old for this, but I don't care), Darryl Gardner, Daniel Sepulveda, Santana Dotson ... Reggie Newhouse?
Anyway, give me your thoughts on who we should include as Bears. The late 90s/early 2000s were a little lean for us, I understand, so it may be a wee bit more difficult, but I think we can get five solid names.