On this OFF THE RAILS episode, I sit down to discuss the end of the 2 week long “media blitz” from the NCFAA for the awards watch lists — and its relationship to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish this season. It’s a weird period in the college football calendar - but it really only means real football is getting closer and closer.
For the record, here is the rundown of the lists via UND.com:
- Mon., July 15: Bednarik Award (Khalid Kareem, Julian Okwara), Maxwell Award (Ian Book)
- Tue., July 16: Davey O’Brien Award (Ian Book)
- Wed., July 17: Doak Walker Award (Jafar Armstrong, Tony Jones Jr.)
- Thur., July 18: Biletnikoff Award
- Fri., July 19: Mackey Award (Cole Kmet), Rimington Trophy (Jarrett Patterson)
- Mon., July 22: Paycom Jim Thorpe Award (Alohi Gilman), Butkus Award
- Tue., July 23: Outland Trophy presented by NFID (Liam Eichenberg, Tommy Kraemer), Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Alohi Gilman, Khalid Kareem, Julian Okwara)
- Wed., July 24: Lou Groza Award, Ray Guy Award
- Thur., July 25: Paul Hornung Award, Wuerffel Trophy (Jalen Elliott)
- Fri., July 26: Walter Camp Award (Ian Book)
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