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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit hands out his first-half awards while preparing for the game of the season in South Bend.

Updated: November 30, 2005, 11:19 PM ET
By Kirk Herbstreit | Special to
With half the college football season behind us, it's time for me to hand out my midseason awards.

Kirk Herbstreit

College Football analyst
Kirk Herbstreit has been an ESPN college football studio analyst since August 1996. Herbstreit, who joined ESPN in September 1995 as a college football sideline analyst for ESPN2, is also a game analyst for ESPN's Thursday night college football telecasts.