Desert Vista HS TE/DE Sean Coffinger has committed to Columbia's class of 2015.
Coffinger is a young man well beyond his years when it comes to leadership. He was the heart and soul of a Desert Vista team that surprised everyone with a 10-3 season.
Coffinger is the first documented Desert Hills student to commit to Columbia football.
Thanks to Bruce Wood at the Big Green Alert Blog for alerting me to this piece from the Daily Pennsylvanian Blog that FINALLY explains how the Bushnell Cup voting process is conducted.
Here are my two biggest burning questions about this process:
How the heck does each head coach decide on the name of ONE player to throw into the voting hopper? In Columbia’s case, the choice between Alex Gross and Sean Brackett must have be agonizing for Coach Wilson.
Is it wisest to allow these decisions to be made by the coaches only?
Since it’s been 27 years since a Columbia player has been fortunate enough to win a Bushnell Cup, it seems this process hasn’t been that favorable to the Lions.
Don’t get me wrong, I realize the BIGGEST reason why Columbia has been Bushnell-free since 1983 is because the Lions just haven’t had enough winning seasons to earn one.
But the stars of the 1994 and 1996 winning teams, people like Rory Wilfork and Marcellus Wiley just to name two, seem to have been snubbed by this process.
What’s the solution?
Obviously, having me be the sole decider of who wins the Cup is the BEST choice and I will let you know what the league officials think about that idea.
But in all seriousness, should a group of journalists be allowed to vote as well?
What about team captains? They would know which opposing players frightened them the most from week to week, right?
All I know is that Columbia’s exclusions aside, this Bushnell Cup voting process seems flawed and it should be remedied.