Alabama Football: Predicting CFB postseason award winners

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Predicting which trophies Alabama football will win

Tossup picks

Lou Groza Award: Will Reichard

This one will make Alabama football fans the most upset. The Crimson Tide have suffered from kicking woes since Nick Saban came to town, and they finally have a quality kicker. Not only does Alabama have a good kicker, but they have a great one. Will Reichard hasn’t missed a kick all season, which is something only a few kickers can say.

I first thought that Reichard was the frontrunner to win this award, but then he was snubbed from all of the All-American teams. Because of this, one would think that his chances are 50/50 at best.

Jim Thorpe Award: Patrick Surtain

This one hurts as well. Nick Saban is known for his coaching of defensive backs, but he has only coached one Thorpe winner at Alabama. He might have his second, and many believe that he should However, don’t expect much from this committee. They gave the award to Grant Delpit last year despite him not even being the best DB on his own team. Needless to say, I do not trust them to make the right decision. While Surtain should be the frontrunner, I can’t put faith in him winning it.

Bednarik Award: Patrick Surtain

Surtain is also up for the award that goes to the best defensive player in college football. While he is certainly in the mix, he has practically no stats this year. That is because he is simply too good for quarterbacks to throw his way often. They try to attack Jobe and Moore, which speaks to how good Surtain has been this year.

While Surtain deserves this award, it might go to Notre Dame’s Jeremiah Oswusu-Koramoah. He is a player to watch in this year’s Rose Bowl.

Outland Trophy: Alex Leatherwood

There are plenty of great offensive linemen in college football. Alex Leatherwood is one of them, but this award could truly go to any of the finalists. I consider Leatherwood’s biggest competition to be Liam Eichenberg from Notre Dame. Out of all of the awards, I consider this to be the one least likely for Alabama to win.

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With this many finalists, Alabama football will have to build a new trophy case by the end of the season.