Every FBS program has a video staff, and the primary role these staffs perform is to help their players and coaches do their respective jobs better. But over the past five years we've noticed a jump in quality videos produced for people outside the football program's walls - fans, parents, recruits, boosters and the like. The quality of videos these hard-working people produce was so great that we felt they deserved some time of their own in the spotlight, so we decided to hold a national competition to determine the best video in the country.
We put the call out last week and nearly half of the programs submitted a video. Each was impressive; but the finalists selected truly did a great job conveying the strengths of their programs. Colorado, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Vanderbilt and West Virginia put their entire programs on the line in these videos. If you're a recruit, you couldn't help but want to know more about these programs after watching each video.
So, which one is the winner?
University of Colorado - The Boulder Experience
Iowa State University - Cyclone Football: Started from the Bottom
University of Mississippi - Ole Miss Football 2012 Highlights
Penn State University - Football Pump Up - We Are One Team
Vanderbilt University - All Access: Signing Day 2013
West Virginia University - Chapter 13 Ending
Our panel of expert judges will draw the straws and split the hairs necessary to choose a winner. They are SI senior writer Andy Staples, Bleacher Report lead college football writer Adam Kramer, Smart Football editor and author Chris Brown and SB Nation managing editor Brian Floyd. The winner will be revealed on Monday.
Good luck, everyone. No losers in this style of competition.