No games tonight, but the annual Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards show will provide some entertainment.
It's always a lot of fun seeing college football's best dressed in their finest.
Here are a few stories from across the conference to get you ready.
The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel notes that despite some dubious clock management at the end of the Big 12 title game, Mack Brown is 21-4 in games settled by a field goal or less at Texas. Bob Stoops is 6-9.
College Football News’ Pete Fiutak ranks Tommie Frazier and Vince Young as the two best skill-position players never to have won the Heisman and ranks the Heismans given to Eric Crouch and John David Crow among the five biggest Heisman mistakes.
Fiutak also writes there’s no truth to the rumor that janitors at the Alabama practice facility were working overtime mopping up the drool as Terrence Cody watched Big 12 championship game tapes.
Former Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer tells Lost Lettermen why he voted for Colt McCoy for the Heisman.
But the Palm Springs Desert Sun’s John Mackovic explains that Ndamukong Suh is the nation’s best player. And the Omaha World-Herald’s Tom Shatel expects Suh to be lugging the Outland Trophy back to Nebraska after tonight.
The Detroit Free Press’ Ben Schmitt and Shannon Shelton describe why Texas Tech will be facing a limited Michigan State team Jan. 2 in the Alamo Bowl.
Several Buffalo players told Dugan Arnett of the Lawrence Journal-World that Turner Gill is carrying on with his usual routine and not talking about Kansas.
Minnesota coach Tim Brewster tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Kent Youngblood that he hasn’t been contacted by Kansas, isn’t a candidate for the Jayhawks’ open job and plans to remain with the Gophers “for a long time.”
Colt McCoy is strongly in favor of a college football playoff, The Dallas Morning News’ Kate Hairopoulos reports.
The cheapest tickets to the Jan. 7 national championship game between Texas and Alabama are going for $950 apiece on Stubhub.com, Michael Casagrande of the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer reports.