We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Thursday night simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the Bluegrass Sports Awards banquet. Complete results will be in Friday's Herald-Leader.
What he did in 2012: Louisville football coach led the Cardinals (11-2) to a share of the Big East title and a berth in the Sugar Bowl and said no to a chance to coach at Tennessee.
Voter comment: "Sugar Bowl win seemed impossible. Not leaving for a bigger payday at a big-time program, equally so." — Jared Peck, Lexington Herald-Leader
Previously announced finalists: Teddy Bridgewater, John Calipari, Randall Cobb, Anthony Davis, Dermontti Dawson, Tom Jurich, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, A'dia Mathies, Darius Miller