Having gone 4-8 on the season, Virginia didn't have enough highlights on the season to warrant nominations for the major college football awards, be it the Heisman Trophy or any of the others that will soon be voted on and announced. But, not to be left out of the mix, one Virginia Football family member still hopes to bring home a trophy this year.
Virginia's associate director of athletics for football administration Gerry Capone has been named one of three finalists for the 2010 Director of Football Operations of the Year by FootballScoop, presented by SpeedTracs. The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards presented by SpeedTracs are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches in college football.
Gerry Capone is in his 29th season as part of UVA football. In nominating Gerry, a Director of Football Operations who has spent time in both the ACC and the Big East told FootballScoop, "Gerry has seen coaches come and go. The leadership of the university knows that Gerry is part of the heart of that football program. I don't know that there is a guy in the profession that is respected, almost admired, more by his administration."
Fans can get involved in the selection process! Finalists were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors, and athletic department personnel. While a panel of coaches, including previous recipients, will determine the the 2010 winners, the fan votes tallied online are considered. Voting for this award ends on Thursday December 16th.
In addition to Capone, West Virginia University's Mike Kerin and TCU's Mike Sinquefield have also been named finalists.