2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season


2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season

The 2010 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) football season, or the college football season, began on Thursday, September 2, 2010. The season progressed through the regular season and bowl season, and (aside from all-star exhibition games that follow the bowl games) concluded with the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game on Monday, January 10, 2011.

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Rule changes for 2010

Conference realignment

During the first half of 2010, and especially starting in May of that year, several conferences were widely speculated to be considering expansion, and a number of schools were believed to be seriously considering conference moves. Due to conference notice requirements, no changes announced in 2010 will take effect until at least 2011.

The first change to be officially announced came on June 10, when the Pacific-10 Conference announced that Colorado had accepted that conference's invitation to join. At the time, it was not yet known whether Colorado would officially join the Pac-10 in 2011 or 2012; in September 2010, it was confirmed for 2011.

The following day saw two schools change conferences:

In the following days, it was widely speculated that the five public schools in the Big 12 South Division (Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State) would leave as a unit for the Pac-10. A&M was also reported to be flirting with the SEC. However, a last-minute deal announced on June 14 saw Texas cast its lot with a truncated Big 12, with the remaining schools also pledging their support for the conference. Rebuffed by the Big 12 schools, the Pac-10 shifted its focus to the Mountain West, extending an invitation to Utah on June 16 to join effective in 2011. Utah officially accepted the next day. When Utah and Colorado join, the Pac-10 will officially become the Pac-12.

Two months later, reports surfaced indicating that Brigham Young would leave the Mountain West Conference to become an independent in football, with its other sports rejoining the school's former conference, the WAC. On August 31, BYU pulled a surprise, indeed becoming an independent football team, but instead joining the West Coast Conference for the 2011-12 season. The MWC responded on August 18 by inviting current WAC members Fresno State, Nevada, and Utah State. Utah State declined the MWC offer, but the other two accepted later that day. After threats of legal action by the WAC and the Fresno State-Nevada pairing, the two schools agreed to stay in the WAC through the 2011-12 season in exchange for a greatly reduced exit fee.

Realignment activity then shifted to Division I FCS for several weeks, although rumors continued to swirl regarding potential movement in several conferences. The Big East Conference also announced that it had extended an invitation to Villanova, a founding non-football member, to upgrade its football program to FBS level and join in that sport. On November 11, the WAC announced that Texas State, currently a member of the FCS Southland Conference, and UTSA, which planned to launch an FCS program in that conference in 2011, would upgrade their football programs to FBS level, join the WAC in 2012, and become full FBS members in 2013. On November 29, the next major domino fell when TCU announced it would join the Big East in 2012 (less than a year later, on October 10, 2011, TCU announced that it would not join the Big East and would join the Big 12 in 2012 instead).[3] The MWC replaced TCU for football only with Hawaiʻi on December 10; Hawaiʻi's other sports will join the Big West Conference.

Records

  • Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno, in his 45th season, has achieved a feat that no coach in major college football history has ever reached: the 400-win mark. Paterno already holds records for the most wins in major college football history as well as the most bowl wins (24) in college football history.
  • Kyle Brotzman of Boise State set a new Division I record for most career points by a kicker. His 439 career points surpassed the former record of 433 by Art Carmody of Louisville.
  • Miami (Ohio) became the first team in FBS history to win 10 or more games after losing 10 or more games in the previous season.

New and expanded stadiums

No new stadiums opened in the 2010 season. However, expansion projects at several stadiums were completed in time for the season:

  • Alabama: The seventh major expansion of Bryant–Denny Stadium increased the capacity from 92,138 to 101,821.
  • East Carolina: The east end zone at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium was enclosed, increasing capacity from 43,000 to 50,000.
  • Louisville: A second deck was added to the east side of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, increasing capacity from its original 42,000 to over 56,000.
  • Michigan: Michigan Stadium once again claimed the title of largest college football stadium. The new capacity was officially announced on July 14 as 109,901.
  • Texas Tech: Renovations to Jones AT&T Stadium increased the capacity to 60,454 and a new building on the stadium's eastern side added an additional 26 suites and 500 club seats.

Notes

  • This will be an unranked season for USC in USA Today's football coaches' poll because the school is under major NCAA sanctions and prohibited from playing in a bowl.[4]
  • The University of Texas reached an agreement with ESPN to distribute the Longhorn Network on cable systems in the fall of 2011. The deal is for 10 years and guarantees Texas $12 million annually on top of the TV revenue UT would receive as part of the Big 12's current television contracts with ABC/ESPN and Fox. The Longhorn Network would be the first sports-centric network for a university and would have third-tier programming, but UT men's AD DeLoss Dodds has asked the Big 12 to be allowed to air one football game, and a smattering of men's basketball games.[1]
  • November 26, 2010 – The CBS telecast of the Iron Bowl (Alabama vs. Auburn) earned a 7.5 rating, the highest for any game of the 2010 college football season through week 13.[7]

Ten most watched regular season games in 2010

  • 1. November 26 - Iron Bowl - CBS - 2 Auburn vs 9 Alabama - 12.5 Million viewers
  • 2. December 4 - 2010 SEC Championship - CBS - 1 Auburn vs 19 South Carolina - 10.1 Million viewers
  • 3. September 6 - ESPN - 3 Boise State vs. 5 Virginia Tech - 9.9 Million viewers
  • 4. December 4 - 2010 Big 12 Championship - ESPN on ABC - 13 Nebraska vs 10 Oklahoma - 8.98 Million viewers
  • 5. October 2 - CBS - 7 Florida vs 1 Alabama - 8.6 Million viewers
  • 6. November 13 - Deep South's Oldest Rivalry - CBS - Georgia vs 2 Auburn - 8.3 Million viewers
  • 7. September 25 - CBS - 1 Alabama vs 10 Arkansas - 8.2 Million viewers
  • 8. November 26 - ESPN - 21 Arizona vs 1 Oregon - 7.8 Million viewers
  • 9. October 9 - CBS - 1 Alabama vs 19 South Carolina - 7.7 Million viewers
  • 10. September 11 - ESPN - 18 Penn State vs 1 Alabama -7.2 Million viewers

7 of 10 games involved with SEC teams - All seven involved a team from the State of Alabama

Conference standings

2010 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#17 Florida State x   6 2         10 4  
#23 Maryland   5 3         9 4  
#25 NC State   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Clemson   4 4         6 7  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal
#16 Virginia Tech x   8 0         11 3  
Miami   5 3         7 6  
North Carolina   4 4         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         6 7  
Virginia   1 7         4 8  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#20 Nebraska xy   6 2         10 4  
#18 Missouri x   6 2         10 3  
Kansas State   3 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 5         5 7  
Colorado   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 9  
South
#6 Oklahoma xy   6 2         12 2  
#13 Oklahoma State x   6 2         11 2  
#19 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
Baylor   4 4         7 6  
Texas Tech   3 5         8 5  
Texas   2 6         5 7  
Championship: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Connecticut §   5 2         8 5  
West Virginia §   5 2         9 4  
Pittsburgh §   5 2         8 5  
Syracuse   4 3         8 5  
South Florida   3 4         8 5  
Louisville   3 4         7 6  
Cincinnati   2 5         4 8  
Rutgers   1 6         4 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Ohio State §   7 1         12 1  
#14 Michigan State §   7 1         11 2  
#7 Wisconsin §   7 1         11 2  
Iowa   4 4         8 5  
Illinois   4 4         7 6  
Penn State   4 4         7 6  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         7 6  
Purdue   2 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 6         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         5 7  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll[8][9]
2010 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#21 UCF x   7 1         11 3  
East Carolina   5 3         6 7  
Southern Miss   5 3         8 5  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
UAB   3 5         4 8  
Memphis   0 8         1 11  
West
SMU xy   6 2         7 7  
#24 Tulsa x   6 2         10 3  
Houston   4 4         5 7  
UTEP   3 5         6 7  
Rice   3 5         4 8  
Tulane   2 6         4 8  
Championship: UCF 17, SMU 7
December 4, 2010
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Division I FBS independents football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Navy               9 4  
Notre Dame               8 5  
Army               7 6  
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Mid-American Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Miami x   7 1         10 4  
Ohio   6 2         8 5  
Temple   5 3         8 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   1 7         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
Akron   1 7         1 11  
West
Northern Illinois x   8 0         11 3  
Toledo   7 1         8 5  
Western Michigan   5 3         6 6  
Ball State   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Miami 26, Northern Illinois 21
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Mountain West Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 TCU   8 0         13 0  
Utah   7 1         10 3  
Air Force   5 3         9 4  
San Diego State   5 3         9 4  
BYU   5 3         7 6  
Colorado State   2 6         3 9  
UNLV   2 6         2 11  
Wyoming   1 7         3 9  
New Mexico   1 7         1 11  
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Oregon   9 0         12 1  
#4 Stanford   8 1         12 1  
USC   5 4         8 5  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         7 6  
Arizona State   4 5         6 6  
Oregon State   4 5         5 7  
California   3 6         5 7  
UCLA   2 7         4 8  
Washington State   1 8         2 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
  • USC ineligible for championship and post-season due to NCAA sanctions
    As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll[10]
2010 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#22 South Carolina x   5 3         9 5  
Florida   4 4         8 5  
Georgia   3 5         6 7  
Tennessee   3 5         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         6 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Auburn x   8 0         14 0  
#12 Arkansas   6 2         10 3  
#8 LSU   6 2         11 2  
#10 Alabama   5 3         10 3  
#15 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Ole Miss   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Auburn 56, South Carolina 17
December 4, 2010
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Sun Belt football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
FIU §   6 2         7 6  
Troy §   6 2         8 5  
Middle Tennessee   5 3         6 7  
Arkansas State   4 4         4 8  
Louisiana–Monroe   4 4         5 7  
Florida Atlantic   3 5         4 8  
Louisiana–Lafayette   3 5         3 9  
North Texas   3 5         3 9  
Western Kentucky   2 6         2 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll
2010 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Nevada §   7 1         13 1  
#9 Boise State §   7 1         12 1  
Hawaiʻi §   7 1         10 4  
Fresno State   5 3         8 5  
Louisiana Tech   4 4         5 7  
Idaho   3 5         6 7  
Utah State   2 6         4 8  
New Mexico State   1 7         2 10  
San Jose State   0 8         1 12  
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll

Conference summaries

Championship Games

Conference Champion Runner-up Score Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Coach of the Year
ACC Virginia TechBCS Florida State 44–33 Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech[11] Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson[11] Ralph Friedgen, Maryland[12]
Big 12 OklahomaBCS Nebraska 23–20 Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State[13] Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska[13] Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State[13]
C-USA UCF SMU 17–7 Dwayne Harris, WR/KR, East Carolina (MVP)[14]
G.J. Kinne, QB, Tulsa[14]
Bruce Miller, DE, UCF[14] George O'Leary, UCF[15]
MAC Miami (OH) Northern Illinois 26–21 Chad Spann, RB, Northern Illinois[16] Roosevelt Nix, DT, Kent State[16] Mike Haywood, Miami[16]
SEC AuburnBCS South Carolina 56–17 Cam Newton, QB, Auburn[17] Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU[17] Steve Spurrier, South Carolina[17]

Other conference winners

Conference Champion Record Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Coach of the Year
Big East ConnecticutBCS
West Virginia
Pittsburgh
8–4
9–3
7–5
Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut[18] Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh[18] Randy Edsall, Connecticut and Charlie Strong, Louisville[18]
Big Ten Michigan State
Ohio StateBCS (vacated)
WisconsinBCS
11–1
11–1
11–1
Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan[19] Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue[19] Mark Dantonio, Michigan State[19]
MWC TCUBCS 12–0 Andy Dalton, QB, TCU[20] Tank Carder, LB, TCU[20] Brady Hoke, San Diego State[20]
Pac-10 OregonBCS 12–0 Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford[21] Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State[21] Chip Kelly, Oregon[21]
Sun Belt Florida International
Troy
6–6
7–5
T. Y. Hilton, WR/KR, FIU (Player of the Year)[22]
Bobby Rainey, RB, Western Kentucky (Offensive POY)[22]
Jamari Lattimore, DE, Middle Tennessee[22] Mario Cristobal, FIU[22]
WAC Nevada
Boise State
Hawaiʻi
12–1
11–1
10–3
Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State and Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada[23] Chris Carter, DE, Fresno State[23] Chris Ault, Nevada[23]

Final BCS Rankings

BCS School Record BCS Bowl Game
1 Auburn 13–0 Natl Championship
2 Oregon 12–0 Natl Championship
3 TCU 12–0 Rose
4 Stanford 11–1 Orange
5 Wisconsin 11–1 Rose
6 Ohio State 11–1 Sugar
7 Oklahoma 11–2 Fiesta
8 Arkansas 10–2 Sugar
9 Michigan State 11–1
10 Boise State 11–1
11 LSU 10–2
12 Missouri 10–2
13 Virginia Tech 11–2 Orange
14 Oklahoma State 10–2
15 Nevada 12–1
16 Alabama 9–3
17 Texas A&M 9–3
18 Nebraska 10–3
19 Utah 10–2
20 South Carolina 9–4
21 Mississippi State 8–4
22 West Virginia 9–3
23 Florida State 9–4
24 Hawaiʻi 10–3
25 UCF 10–3
  • Despite not being in the BCS rankings, Connecticut (8–4) played in the Fiesta Bowl by virtue of being the Big East Conference Champion.

Bowl games

Bowl Challenge Cup standings

Conference Wins Losses Pct.
Mountain West 4 1 .800
Big East 4 2 .667
Sun Belt 2 1 .667
Division I FBS Independents 2 1 .667
MAC 2 2 .500
Pac-10 2 2 .500
SEC 5 5 .500
WAC 2 2 .500
ACC 4 5 .444
Big 12 3 5 .375
Big Ten 3 5 .375
Conference USA 2 4 .333

Heisman Trophy voting

The Heisman Trophy is given to the year's most outstanding player.

Player School Position 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Cam Newton Auburn QB 729 24 28 2263
Andrew Luck Stanford QB 78 309 227 1079
LaMichael James Oregon RB 22 313 224 916
Kellen Moore Boise State QB 40 165 122 635 [24]

Awards and honors

Overall

Niche

Offense

Quarterback

Running Back

Wide Receiver

Tight End

Lineman

Gabe Carimi

Defense

Defensive Line

Linebacker

Defensive Back

Special Teams

Coaches

Assistant

All-Americans

Coaching changes

Preseason and in-season

This is restricted to coaching changes that took place on or after May 1, 2010. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2010, see 2009 NCAA Division I FBS end-of-season coaching changes.

School Outgoing coach Date Reason Replacement
Vanderbilt Bobby Johnson July 14 Retired Robbie Caldwell[25]
Minnesota Tim Brewster October 17 Fired after 1–6 start Jeff Horton (interim)[26]
North Texas Todd Dodge October 20 Fired after 1–6 start Mike Canales (interim)[27]
Colorado Dan Hawkins November 9 Fired after 3–6 start Brian Cabral (interim)[28]

End of season

Note:

  • All dates in November and December are in 2010; all January dates are in 2011.
  • The "resigned/fired" listing indicates that a coach technically resigned, but at least one media report has stated that he was effectively fired.
School Outgoing coach Date of departure Reason Replacement Date of replacement
Kent State Doug Martin November 21 (effective November 27)[29] Resigned Darrell Hazell December 20
Ball State Stan Parrish November 22[30] Fired Pete Lembo[31] December 20
Vanderbilt Robbie Caldwell November 27[32] Resigned James Franklin[33] December 17
Miami (FL) Randy Shannon November 27[34] Fired Al Golden[35] December 12
Indiana Bill Lynch November 28[36] Fired Kevin Wilson[37] December 7
Arkansas State Steve Roberts November 29[38] Resigned/fired[39] Hugh Freeze[39] December 2
Louisiana-Lafayette Rickey Bustle November 29[40] Fired Mark Hudspeth[41] December 13
North Texas Mike Canales (interim) November 30[42] Permanent replacement Dan McCarney[42] November 30
Minnesota Jeff Horton (interim) December 5[43] Permanent replacement Jerry Kill[43] December 5
Northern Illinois Jerry Kill December 5[43] Hired by Minnesota[43] Tom Matukewicz (interim)[44] December 9
Dave Doeren (permanent)[45] December 13 (effective January 2)
Colorado Brian Cabral (interim) December 6[46] Permanent replacement Jon Embree December 6
Florida Urban Meyer December 8 (effective January 2)[47] Resigned Will Muschamp[48] December 11 (effective January 2)
Pittsburgh Dave Wannstedt December 7[49] Resigned/fired Mike Haywood[50] December 16 (fired on Jan. 1)
Temple Al Golden December 12 Hired by Miami (FL)[35] Steve Addazio[51] December 22 (effective date TBA)
Miami (OH) Mike Haywood December 16 Hired by Pittsburgh[50] Lance Guidry (interim)[52] December 16
Don Treadwell (permanent)[53] December 31 (effective January 10)
Maryland Ralph Friedgen December 20 Fired Randy Edsall[54] January 2
Pittsburgh Mike Haywood January 1 Fired [55] Phil Bennett (interim) January 3
Todd Graham (permanent)[56] January 10
Connecticut Randy Edsall January 2 Hired by Maryland[54] Paul Pasqualoni[57] January 13
Michigan Rich Rodriguez January 5 Fired[58] Brady Hoke [59] January 11
Stanford Jim Harbaugh January 7 Hired by San Francisco 49ers[60] David Shaw[61] January 13
Tulsa Todd Graham January 10 Hired by Pittsburgh[56] Bill Blankenship[62] January 14
San Diego State Brady Hoke January 11 Hired by Michigan[59] Rocky Long [63] January 12

See also

  • 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings


Notes and references

  1. ^ Eye black messages, wedge blocks out
  2. ^ Campbell, Steve (2010-02-12). "NCAA rules committee says no to Case Keenum's eye-black messages". Houston Chronicle. http://blogs.chron.com/cougars/2010/02/ncaa_rules_committee_says_no_t_1.html. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  3. ^ "TCU Accepts Invitation To Join Big 12 Conference". TCU Athletic Department. October 10, 2011. http://gofrogs.cstv.com/genrel/101011aad.html. 
  4. ^ "USC won't be ranked in coaches' poll". ESPN.com. July 8, 2010. http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncf/news/story?id=5363479. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2010 College Football TV Schedule". What America is Searching. August 29, 2010. http://www.whatamericaissearching.com/2010/08/29/2010-college-football-tv-schedule-espn-abc-cbs-versus-and-fox-maps-and-broadcast-schedule-this-year/. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (September 11, 2010). "Va. Tech suffers 2nd loss in 6 days as James Madison pulls off upset". ESPN.com. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=302540259. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ Staff Reporters (November 27, 2010). "Auburn-Alabama pulls biggest college football TV rating of year". USA Today. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2010/11/auburn-alabama-iron-bowl-tv-ratings/1. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ 2010 Big Ten football standings
  9. ^ 2010 college football rankings
  10. ^ 2010 NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 Week 14
  11. ^ a b "Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor Named ACC Player of the Year" (Press release). Atlantic Coast Conference. December 1, 2010. http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120110aaa.html. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Maryland's Friedgen Named ACC Coach of the Year" (Press release). Atlantic Coast Conference. November 30, 2010. http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/113010aac.html. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b c "All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. November 30, 2010. http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=106181&SPID=13139&ATCLID=205038561&DB_OEM_ID=10410. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b c "Conference USA Announces Football Players of the Year" (Press release). Conference USA. December 8, 2010. http://conferenceusa.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120810aai.html. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  15. ^ "UCF's O'Leary Named C-USA Football Coach of the Year" (Press release). Conference USA. December 8, 2010. http://conferenceusa.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120810aaf.html. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  16. ^ a b c "MAC Announces 2010 Football Post Season Awards" (Press release). Mid-American Conference. December 1, 2010. http://mac-sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9400&ATCLID=205039478. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  17. ^ a b c "SEC Football Individual Awards Announced". Southeastern Conference. December 8, 2010. http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/217525/sec-football-individual-awards-announced.aspx. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  18. ^ a b c "BIG EAST Announces 2010 Postseason Football Honors" (Press release). Big East Conference. December 8, 2010. http://bigeast.org/News/tabid/435/Article/217502/big-east-announces-2010-postseason-football-honors.aspx. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  19. ^ a b c "Big Ten Announces 2010 Football All-Conference Teams and Individual Honors" (Press release). Big Ten Conference. November 29, 2010. http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112910aae.html. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  20. ^ a b c "Mountain West Announces 2010 Football All-Conference Teams and Individual Honors" (Press release). Mountain West Conference. November 30, 2010. http://www.themwc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/113010aac.html. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  21. ^ a b c "Pac-10 Football Awards and All-Conference Team Announced" (Press release). Pacific-10 Conference. December 7, 2010. http://pac-10.org/News/tabid/863/Article/217454/pac-10-football-awards-and-all-conference-team-announced.aspx. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  22. ^ a b c d "FIU’s Hilton Headlines 2010 All-Sun Belt Conference Football Teams" (Press release). Sun Belt Conference. December 8, 2010. http://www.sunbeltsports.org/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22157&SPID=1808&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=4100&ATCLID=205044121. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  23. ^ a b c "All-WAC Football Teams and Players of the Year Announced" (Press release). Western Athletic Conference. December 6, 2010. http://www.wacsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=45959&SPID=4122&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10100&ATCLID=205043223.html. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
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