Carnival-goers - In an effort to ease the pain of these last weeks before actual football picks up again, we've decided to come up with our own SB Nation Hall Of Fame for college players. We have our own rules and my buddy Zach at Maize N Brew has laid it out beautifully, so I will outright purloin his post and then paraphrase.
Every year the college football Hall of Fame goes through the motions of inducting another class of players into its ranks, and every year we all groan and complain about the arcane selection rules and obvious snubs.
Well, SB Nation has had enough, and figured it is time for all of us to put our money where out mouth is.
Over the next few days the crew over here at Barking Carnival needs to come up with five nominees for the initial SB Nation Hall of Fame class. There are a few stipulations.
1. The player or coach must have been out of the game for at least four years (so no one who has played after 2007 or is currently playing).
2. Only one selection per position. Positions break down as such: QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, LB, DB, ST, Corch.
3. Third, and this one is going to be tough, SB Nation is trying its best to adhere to the "You've seen 'em play" rule. I know we all love the old school generation of players and coaches but we're trying to tip the list heavily to the last 20 years.
4.Shoe ins: VY. Ricky. Who else?
Thus your task, Carnival-going commentariat, is to give us a list of who you want to add in these final three spots. I will pull all the names from the comments and at the end of the week we will have a vote for the remaining three spots. Feel free to leave your argument for why player X should be included in the final five, and if it is good I will include it in the final submissions to SB Nation.