You've voiced your opinion about the quarterback but what about the guy who snaps the ball and the unit that protects him. We'll be breaking down the offensive line this week beginning with the anchor of the unit the center position. We'll use the same format from the weekend. Vote in the poll located on the right sidebar and feel free to defend your vote or question another by creating a diary entry.
Here are the candidates:
Jordan Bedore - Kansas State
Last Season: Made nine starts at center, despite struggling with injuries... Opened the season with three straight starts before suffering a setback vs. Marshall... Returned to start in game five at Baylor before going down again and missing the next three games... Started the final five games and closed out the year as one of the Wildcats' top performers on the offensive line... Had solid grades throughout the year, but played particularly well at the end of the regular season, when K-State averaged over 150 yards rushing per game.
Jon Cooper - Oklahoma
Last Season: Became a mainstay in the middle of the OU line ... started 13 of the 14 games and was in for 763 snaps ... missed the Middle Tennessee game due to injury ... had the second-highest grade on the team at 7% ... notched 125 knockdown blocks with a best of 18 at Oklahoma State ... highest game grade was 84% against OSU.
Dallas Griffin - Texas
Last Season: Appeared in eight games as the primary backup at center ... tabbed a first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree ... earned one of UT's Lan Hewlett Academic Awards ... named one of the Lowe's Most Improved Offensive Players ... helped Texas gain 162.6 rushing yards per game (34th NCAA), 391.5 total yards per game (23rd NCAA) and score 35.9 points per game (seventh NCAA)
Adam Spieker - Missouri
Last Season: The anchor of Mizzou's offensive line is one of the top veteran centers in the nation, and should contend in 2007 for all-American honors as well as receive prime consideration for the Rimington Award, given annually to the nation's top center ... Is in his 4th year of starting at the center position, and has started all 36 career games at the spot ... Needs 13 more starts to break the school record of 48 consecutive starts by QB Brad Smith.
Cody Wallace - Texas A&M
Last Season: Earning first-team All-Big 12 honor by several sources after starting all 12 games for the Aggies at offensive center ... helped the Aggies generate 401.4 yards of total offense per game, including a Big 12-best 210.5 rushing yards per game ... the Aggies' also led the Big 12 in time of possession, third-down conversion percentage and had the fewest turnovers in the conference ... offensive line gave up only 1.4 quarterback sacks per game.
Your All Conference Team
QB Colt McCoy - Texas (40% of the vote)