The Ubbies: Handing out the Big 12 hardware
DEC 09, 2013 5:14p ET
Most unabashed trolling: John Mackey Award. Here's reality: Jace Amaro is by far the nation's best tight end. Mackey Award officials declined to reclassify him as a tight end after Tommy Tuberville's staff requested he be considered only a receiver back in 2012. He was excluded from the original watch list and a midseason update. Then, he was included on the list of semifinalists, which most assumed would be the end of the issue and the beginning of Amaro's official award campaign. Then the Mackey Award officials didn't include him on the list of three finalists? Really? Amaro's numbers dwarf the three players the award chose, and so does his NFL potential. Silliness.