Is Sam Bradford the Best QB in the Nation or Not?

Louis WallerContributor IDecember 12, 2008

ESPNU held its annual College Football Awards at Disney World in Orlando, FL last night. The first award of the evening was the Davey O'Brien Award given to the nation's top quarterback.  Let me state that again...given to the nation's top quarterback.  The winner: Sam Bradford of Oklahoma.

About halfway through the last night's program, the Walter Camp All-American team was announced. The quarterback chosen to represent the All-American team was, er, wait...Colt McCoy from Texas.

So let me get this straight.  Who did the Big 12 Conference choose as its first team quarterback?  Answer: Sam Bradford.  Who won the Davey O'Brien award for the nation's top quarterback?  Answer: Sam Bradford.  Isn't Colt McCoy in the Big 12? Wasn't McCoy up for the Davey O'Brien Award?

How in the world does Colt McCoy get named to the All-American team over Sam Bradford, who according to the coaches in their own conference is the best QB?  For that matter, how does Colt McCoy get the All-American nod over Tim Tebow who, for the second year in a row, won the Maxwell Award given to the nation's best college football player?

When it comes to the college football postseason, the NCAA stands for something completely different: No Common sense Applied to Anything.