Despite our strong showing in the readers poll (Hughes 45%, McCoy 31%), Colt McCoy takes home the award. Why? The fan vote only accounts for 1/3 of the award. The other two thirds goes to college football editor Erick Smith and Gannett columnist Mike Lopresti. How much do you want to bet they didn't even watch our game, or if they even knew of Hughes before last Thursday? Either way, I feel like we made a minor statement in the voter turnout.