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Handing out some Big 12 Herbies

Kirk Herbstreit offered up his annual Herbie Awards on ESPN on Tuesday night, as well as his nominations online.

Here's a look at his picks, followed by a few from yours truly:

Game on the line QB

Big 12's best player: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor (Blog pick: Justin Blackmon)

Big 12 champion: Oklahoma (Blog pick: Oklahoma)

Big 12 sleeper: Missouri (Blog pick: Missouri)

Best storyline: Conference depth (Blog pick: Aggies on the way out)

Kirk also picked Texas to win "eight or nine games."

Top wide receivers

Quarterbacks: Pocket presence

  • No. 4: Landry Jones, Oklahoma

Quarterbacks: Dual threat

  • No. 2: Robert Griffin III, Baylor

Most exciting players

  • No. 5: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Big 12 blog picks: Blackmon, Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor; Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma

Best-kept secrets

  • No. 1: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Big 12 blog picks: Jake Knott, LB, Iowa State; Levy Adcock, RT, Oklahoma State; Kelechi Osemele, LT, Iowa State

Names you'll know by October

Big 12 blog picks: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State; Jaxon Shipley, WR, Texas; Steele Jantz, QB, Iowa State

Looks the part: Best in uniform

  • No. 1: Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M

Big 12 blog picks: Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M; Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State; Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas

High motor men:

  • No. 3: Brad Madison, DE, Missouri

Top true freshmen:

Impactful coordinator hires:

  • No. 1: Bryan Harsin, OC, Texas

College head coaches in 2012

  • No. 5: Tim DeRuyter, DC, Texas A&M

Best pass-rushers

  • No. 5: Damontre Moore, LB, Texas A&M

The ultimate Herbie

  • No. 4: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma

  • No. 5: Emmanuel Acho, LB, Texas