I threw this up on my site, since I couldn't find it on the Sporting News Web site. I thought it was great to see these guys show Riley some well-deserved love.
I thought this was well worth pointing out - In the Dec. 22nd issue of Sporting News, page eight starts the 2008 SN college football awards. It’s the bottom-right corner of page nine that I want to bring to your attention.
Sporting News asked 16 coaching legends from the Legends Poll to vote for their Coach of the Year. Of the 16 votes, 11 went to Oregon State coach Mike Riley, three went to Alabama coach Nick Saban, one vote went to Mississippi coach Houston Nutt, and one vote went to Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
It’s nice to see some of the game’s greatest coaches recognize someone west of the Mississippi - especially a coach like Mike Riley.
See who the legends are and how the legends voted!