The Associated Press is reporting that Arkansas lame duck Athletic Director Frank Broyles will be the recipient of the NACDA-NIT Athletic Directors Award. Frank Broyles. At Arkansas. Does not compute.
Seriously, Frank Broyles? Sure, he's retiring, but if retirement is merit enough for such a prestigious award, then why didn't my grandfather win Coach of the Year in 2001? Of course, my grandfather didn't coach football, but the analogy is pretty accurate. I mean, c'mon! Frank Broyles getting an award for Athletic Director achievement is like Ed Orgeron winning an award for achievement in eloquence.
In other news, some other award winners were announced today:
NCAA Loyalty Award - Nick Saban
NCAA Normal Human Being Award - Mike Leach
NCAA Achievement in Physical Fitness Award - Mark Mangino
NCAA Accurate Analysis Award - Brent Musburger
NCAA Good Samaritan Award - Florida Gators
NCAA Achievement in Facility Excellence Award - Hawaii Warriors
NCAA Clean Program Award - (tie) USC Trojans and Oklahoma Sooners
Seriously, I could probably do this all day.