Two interesting tidbits from today. The Associated Press is reporting that Former NC State Football Coach Lou Holtz is considering a run for Congress in Florida for the GOP.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Former N.C. State football coach Lou Holtz is mulling a run for Congress in Florida as a Republican. The Associated Press reported that a GOP strategist said Tuesday that Holtz could decide in the next several weeks whether to run for the central Florida congressional seat currently held by Democrat Suzanne Kosmas. The strategist requested anonymity because he is not authorized to talk about the matter. The 72-year-old Holtz has never run for office. He has worked as an analyst at ESPN since retiring from his last coaching stint at the University of South Carolina at the end of the 2004 season. Holtz is the only coach to guide six schools to a bowl game, and heled Notre Dame to its last national championship in 1988. He was recently inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
The N&O is reporting that Russell Wilson is on the early watch list for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Turns out, Wilson is not the only one turning heads as Wolfpack running back Jamelle Eugene is on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award:
N.C. State sophomore Russell Wilson, Wake Forest senior Riley Skinner, Virginia Tech junior Tyrod Taylor and Georgia Tech junior Josh Nesbitt were among the 33 quarterbacks chosen to the watch list for this season’s Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.
Six ACC players also made the list of candidates for the Doak Walker Award for the top college running back.
Georgia Tech junior Jonathan Dwyer, North Carolina junior Shaun Draughn, N.C. State senior Jamelle Eugene, Virginia Tech sophomore Darren Evans, Maryland junior Da’Rel Scott and Clemson senior C.J. Spiller were nominated by their universities.
The question must be reiterated from Monday: are you a darkhorse when everyone is picking you?