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Midseason awards: And the winner is ...

I've been reading some of my fellow colleagues' comments about who's this and who's that at the midseason turn.

So I figured what the heck, let's talk about some of the things that have made an impact as we enter Week 7.

Player of the Year
Candidates:
Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State:Here's a guy who I thought would be a top contender for the Heisman. Yet, how many of us expected he'd be this good without running very often? Not me. Smith is a QB, he's not an athlete and he's not a gamer. Smith is a leader and extremely careful with the football. No surprise the Buckeyes are the No. 1 team in the country.