Fans can defend their Tiger pride and support Chase Daniel for the 2008 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien) by visiting VoteOBrien.org. The 2008 season marks the second year fans will have a voice in determining The O’Brien Winner.
At this stage of the selection process the top three fan vote recipients will be added to The O’Brien Semifinalist List, determined by the O’Brien Selection Committee, which will be announced October 27.
The Fan Vote Process
Round One: Now – October 26
Fans will have all 119 Football Bowl Subdivision starting quarterbacks to choose from until the voting closes at noon Central Standard Time (CST) on October 26. The top three Fan Vote recipients will be added to the Semifinalist List. Semifinalists will be announced October 27.
Round Two: October 27 – November 23
The Fan Vote will re-open on October 27 following the announcement of the Semifinalists. Fans may select from the quarterbacks on the Semifinalist List to help determine which three will become Finalists. Fan voting will close at noon CST on November 23. The Fan Vote will count for 5% of the overall Semifinalist vote. The three candidates receiving the most votes will be submitted to the Davey O’Brien Executive Committee for approval. Finalists will be announced November 24.
Round Three: November 24 – December 7
The Fan Vote will re-open for the final round of voting on November 24 following the announcement of the three Finalists. Fans may select from the three Finalists to help determine who will be The O’Brien Winner. Fan voting will close at noon CST on December 7. The Fan Vote will count for 5% of the overall Finalist vote.
The Fan Vote will be combined with the results from Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, an elite group of journalists and broadcasters throughout the country, as well as former O’Brien winners. The 2008 Winner will be announced on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show airing December 11 on ESPN and will be honored at the Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner on February 16, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.