The 2012 College Football Hall of Fame class was announced Thursday, and no Huskers made the cut despite having former quarterbacks Tommie Frazier and Eric Crouch — as well as outside linebacker Trev Alberts — on the ballot.
Needless to say, the omission of any Huskers was a surprise to some (mostly due to a rule barring back-to-back selections from the same school — Will Shields was selected in 2011), and some people aren’t happy. The World-Herald’s Tom Shatel wrote that he predicted Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch would be inducted, and that Tommie Frazier was deserving. Here’s a breakdown of what some local, national and regional media members have to say about the 2012 ballot:
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>> CBSSports: Tommie Frazier, other college football legends snubbed by needless rule
>> CollegeFootballTalk: Tommie Frazier’s snub headlines 2012 HOF class
>> AP: 3 former Huskers passed over for Hall of Fame
>> Dienhart: Frazier gets the nod from me
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>> Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star:
When a Hall of Fame announcement makes as much news for who doesn’t make it (Tommie Frazier), you’ve got a problem.
— Blair Kerkhoff (@BlairKerkhoff) May 15, 2012
>> Chris Fowler, ESPN College GameDay:
Congrats to ’12 HOF class! Pity Tommie Frazier must wait, though.One of the best CFB players I’ve covered in my 25 yrs
— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) May 15, 2012
>> Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com:
Tommie Frazier: 33-2, 2 titles, 4 conference championships, 6,266 yards and 83 TDs. NOT GOOD ENOUGH, APPARENTLY.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) May 15, 2012
>> Andy Staples, SI.com:
So they announced the newest crop of college football Hall-of-Famers and forgot to include Tommie Frazier again. Pretty sad.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) May 15, 2012
>> Sam Mellinger, Kansas City Star:
If it doesn’t include Tommie Frazier, honestly, is there REALLY a College Football Hall of Fame?
— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) May 15, 2012
>> Tom Dienhart, BTN.com:
— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) May 15, 2012
>> Bomani Jones, SBNation.com:
any hall that’s taking ty detmer before tommie frazier, i’m not paying attention to. it’s that simple
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) May 15, 2012
>> Spencer Hall, EDSBS.com and SBNation.com:
Tommie Frazier isn’t in the CFB Hall Of Fame because there is no statute of limitations on murdering 11 men in one night. #Fiesta!
— edsbs (@edsbs) May 15, 2012