I'm sure you've noticed by now, but Alabama has received numerous awards over the past few days, including the SEC Coach of the Year, as well as Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year. In a few days, we may hear one of our boys' names called for the Heisman Trophy, a sentence that looks so weird I had to re-read it multiple times.
Anyway, today the best player on this team -- arguably the best player in the nation at any position -- was honored: Rolando McClain received the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker.
The things Rolando does so well aren't immediately evident to people who don't understand football (see warblogle.com). But it's a joy to watch him play football -- he's the smartest player on the field, he knows everything the other team does before they do it and he always (ALWAYS) makes the play. You couldn't ask for anything else in a football player.
So, congrats to Rolando. Roll Tide.