The Players May Be Fast at Okie State, but the Media Is Very Slow

Mike In ValdostaCorrespondent IAugust 12, 2009

BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts to a play against the Louisiana State University Tigers at Tiger Stadium September 22, 2007 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers defeated the Gamecocks 28-16.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Although the snub had created some buzz, Steve Spurrier was allowed to amend his vote to give Tebow virtually unanimous recognition (SEC coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players).

But the relatively minor matter brought back into focus the complications inherent in coaches voting on an infinitely more significant topic that doesn't allow for do-overs: the USA Today coaches' poll, which constitutes one-third of the Bowl Championship Series formula for determining which schools play for the national title as well as helping shape which schools play in the other most prestigious bowls.


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