Every Division I head coach is eligible to vote for the team, with the balloting then taken into account by a selection committee that makes the final decisions. AFCA media relations official Vince Thompson told CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd that a majority of the ballots returned named McCarron at quarterback — but that the committee considered Winston and several other signal-callers as well.
“(Winston) was discussed heavily as were McCarron, Johnny Manziel, Jordan Lynch and Derek Carr. They were all top vote getters,” Thompson told Dodd. “They had a lively discussion. McCarron led voting. The majority of head coaches picked McCarron. It’s everybody’s own opinion.”
Don’t think this isn’t a shot at Winston. It has to be.
It also indicates, I believe, the tremendous respect that coaches across the country have for McCarron.
Congrats, AJ. Well deserved.