LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The alarm's going to be buzzing before I know it. Some final notes:
-Iowa running back Shonn Greene was thrilled to get the Doak Walker Award presented to him by Tony Dorsett. "That was one of the great things that happened tonight,'' he said. "He's a great running back. A legend." As for the tattoo of "Cheryl" on his neck? Greene said Cheryl is his grandmother.
-Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was asked about the importance he places on being a role model. "Always athletes say, 'I'm not a role model, I'm not a role model,''' Tebow said. "But whether you like it or not, you are, and unfortunately so many are bad ones." ...Tebow also talked about voting for the Heisman, and said he consulted with coaches and others he trusted. ...
-Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree said he enjoyed getting to talk with Missouri's Jeremy Maclin and Dez Bryant of Oklahoma State, each of whom were up for the Biletnikoff Award. Crabtree said he and Maclin talk from time to time, and said he just got Bryant's number. "We didn't say nothing about the award,'' Crabtree said. "We were just talking about the Big 12 and all that."
-Other award winners who were acknowledged: Brian Orakpo, Texas, Lombardi and Nagurski (outstanding lineman and outstanding defensive player); Chase Coffman, Missouri, John Mackey (best tight end); A.Q. Shipley, Penn State, Rimington (outstanding center), Kevin Wilson, Oklahoma, Frank Broyles (top assistant coach).
-Was shocked to be right next to USC's Rey Maualuga. He's not as massive as I thought.
-Very nice tribute to Bobby Bowden.
-For those who didn't see it on TV, here's the list of the nine awards they gave out:
DAVEY O'BRIEN (best quarterback)
Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
MAXWELL (best all-around player)
Tim Tebow, Florida
BEDNARIK (best defensive player)
Rey Maualuga, USC
BILETNIKOFF (best wide receiver)
Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
LOU GROZA (best kicker)
Graham Gano, Florida State
RAY GUY (best punter)
Matt Fodge, Oklahoma State
OUTLAND TROPHY (best interior lineman)
Andre Smith, Alabama
JIM THORPE (best defensive back)
Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
DOAK WALKER (best running back)
Shonn Greene, Iowa