You know the 2010 season is getting closer when the Herbie Awards are just around the corner.
Kirk Herbstreit will be handling out his annual preseason awards Aug. 31 (that's in a week, people) at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. You have the chance to vote on this year's categories, and several Big Ten players are up for honors.
Wisconsin safety Jay Valai is nominated for Biggest Hitter
Ohio State linebacker Ross Homan is nominated for Most Instinctive Player
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is nominated for Ultimate GameChanger
I'd add Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi to the ballot for "QB you would most want with the game on the line," but these aren't the Ritty Awards.