A: Auburn football is playing Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl. Old news, I know, but should be an interesting game at least. The Cornhuskers' offense looks a lot like Auburn's. The spotlight will be on CBs David Irons and Jonathan Wilhite to make some plays. A few readers have e-mailed asking about the payout. The Cotton Bowl provides $3 million per team. That money, for the most part, goes directly to the SEC for re-distribution during the league's "summer meetings" in May.
B: I made my Heisman vote yesterday. Each voter can choose a maximum of three players. I went with Troy Smith (Ohio State), Darren McFadden (Arkansas) and Ian Johnson (Boise State). Some might argue that Brady Quinn deserves a mention.
Here's my thinking.
Troy Smith had an excellent season and is the most important player on the consensus No. 1 team. Easy.
McFadden is the best player I watched this season. I think he's the best SEC back since Bo Jackson, and may become one of the 10 best college backs of all time. Outstanding player.
Ian Johnson? Amazing consistency, and finally helped Boise State crawl into the Bowl Championship Series picture. He's incredibly tenacious. I love watching him play.