Sacobie vs. Lee

Bishop's Jamall Lee and Ottawa's Josh Sacobie are pretty much 1 and 1-A for the Hec Crighton Trophy.

The "career award" argument says Sacobie, by a wide margin over Lee, a third-year guy. He's the standout senior quarterback for an 8-0 team and this has been his best season.

Lee might have it on stats, but the margin is much smaller. Orville's offspring finished with 1,464 yards, the highest total in CIS history ever recorded by someone not named √Čric Lapointe or Jesse Lumsden. Sacobie has the gaudy numbers too, finishing second in the CIS in passing yards (despite rarely playing in the fourth quarter and sitting out the entire second half of Ottawa's last game vs. Windsor) while putting up a 21-to-4 TD-to-interception ratio.

So Sacobie is my pick; it would be good to see someone from outside the OUA win, but Ottawa is a border town. Lee will probably have to settle for having the most prolific season by a running back who didn't win the Hec Crighton.

Either way, there will be some proud people in Lennoxville, Que., where Lee stars for the Bishop's Gaiters. Sacobie played two CEGEP seasons there with the Champlain Cougars; several of his teammates now play with Lee.
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  1. Who selects the Hec candidates and eventual winner?Is it a coaches committee or a media committee?

  2. I believe all the individual awards -- Russ Jackson (academic-athletic), Peter Gorman (rookie) and Presidents' (top defender) are picked by the coaches of non-playoff teams.

    The whole process really needs reform to make it more relevant to the 21st century.