The people that are voting for individual awards are the guys sitting in that room today. Of course they all know who Talor Battle is, but you’re kidding yourself if you think that these guys are actually watching every Big Ten team every night. Talor presents himself very well, and it’s the type of thing that these guys could certainly remember when it comes time to vote. They’re human after all, and the more that they know a player (and the more they like him), the better chance that they vote for him.
Heck, I was watching ESPNU this afternoon and they were covering the Big Ten and Pac 10 Media Days. They went from team to team and talked with each coach. They did get Ed by phone, but was about 5 minutes shorter than the time spent on everyone else.
It isn’t a huge deal, and if the weather is bad then it’s quite possible that nothing could have been done about it. OK. But at the end of the day, I’ll stand by what I said in that we need any and all of the exposure for this program that we can get.