BMOC: Midseason report, awards

The Ins And Outs Of Season's 1st Half (2:16)

Gene Wojciechowski shows what's in and out through the 1st half of the college football season. (2:16)

The BMOC surveys the midseason's best players and coaches, surprises and flops. Here's a small preview:

Coach of the half season

The finalists: Notre Dame's Brian Kelly.

The unbeaten record is nice, but Kelly's real impact has been his insistence that the Fighting Irish become mentally and physically tough. You can see the difference in Year 3 of his tenure.

Biggest liar of the half season

The finalist: Me.

The truth is, I actually had Arkansas interim coach John L. Smith on my preseason list of Coach of the Year candidates.

Check out all of Gene Wojciechowski's midseason awards.