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Coug of the Year (COTY) 2008 Nomination Thread

2008 is now officially behind us, and what a year it's been.

It's been a year of extremes, actually - an extremely good basketball team followed up by an extremely bad football team. Of course it goes without saying how happy I am that said football team still managed to beat UW.

But who do you think was the most influential Coug sports figure in 2008? We're going to do a bracket-style tournament to find out who earns the first ever CougCenter Coug of the Year (or, if you like abbreviations, COTY) award. Let's get some of the obvious nominations out of the way:

-Tony Bennett
-Kyle Weaver
-Derrick Low
-Paul Wulff

In fact, when we kick off the voting soon, I am fairly certain these will be your top four seeds. Everyone else in the bracket? Well, that's up to you. I'm thinking at the end of the day it'll be a sixteen person competition, so give us some of the dark horses you want to see win.

It doesn't have to be a person either. Butch T. Cougar, perhaps? We all know he's done wonders in internet polls recently. WSU President Elson Floyd? Jim Sterk? June Daugherty? Brandon Gibson? The list could go on and on, but who do you like? That's what the comments are for.