Who is your Pac-12 Offensive Player Of The Year and why?
Avinash Kunnath, Pacific Takes & California Golden Blogs: Marqise Lee. He compiled an astounding 300 all-purpose yards per game the final five games of 2012, and Oregon, Notre Dame and ASU don't have slouch defenses either! It's kind of remarkable that USC went 1-4 through that stretch despite the individual brilliance of Lee; if they'd won two or three more of those games, he'd probably be heading home with Heisman hardware.
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Kenjon Barner. I know that a lot of what Barner does have to do with Oregon's system, but you can't punish a guy for that. Barner was the best player on the best team in the conference and he probably had the performance of the year in the conference against USC. Barner also was extremely valuable to the Ducks as I don't think they had anyone else to fill his "every down" back as De'Anthony Thomas simply isn't big enough to be that guy and I don't think Byron Marshall was ready.
Ryan Rosenblatt, Bruins Nation: Marqise Lee. If I have to justify this pick to you then I don't care much if you agree with me. Seriously, he was like a video game.
Brad Denny, House of Sparky: Hands down, it's Marqise Lee. Watching him go to work was like unleashing Bo Jackson on my friends in Tecmo Super Bowl. He simply operates at a different level than the other 21 people on the field.
Kevin Zimmerman, Arizona Desert Swarm: No way you can argue against Marqise Lee. There's no player in my recent memory that made an opponent look like they were running in slow-mo. The ease at which he did everything, in a weird way, made it look rather surprising to see how many yards he'd pile up by the end of each game.
Sean Reynolds, Block U: Marqise Lee. The dude is phenomenal. It's just a shame USC couldn't get more leverage out of his talent.
Michael Preston, CougCenter: Marquess Wilson. Whoops, got my Marquesses mixed up. Marqise Lee has to be the pick. I don't know if I've ever seen a more talented, dynamic and dangerous (to the other team that is) receiver than Lee.
, Pacific Takes & Pac Hoops: Ka'Deem Carey pieced together a tremendous year and I'll give him my Offensive Player of the Year award. No doubt Marqise Lee was terrific and equally deserving the award but I really like the way Carey emerged as his team needed him. OK, I know it was CU, but he blew up when Arizona was being led by their backup quarterback and Carey rose to the occasion. I dig that. And no, I wouldn't award him this simply because of an epic game against Colorado. No, he finished as the nation's second leading rusher and compiled the eighth most TDs. The body of work speaks for itself.
Scott Allen, Rule of Tree: Marqise Lee. Just imagine how even more ridiculous his numbers would be if he didn't have Matt Barkley throwing him the ball all season. Kidding. Sort of. Lee probably should've been invited to the Heisman ceremony.
David Piper, Addicted to Quack: Marqise Lee. The numbers speak for themselves. Absolutely silly numbers.