Big 12: Dennis Haysbert
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
It's taken Nebraska freshman quarterback Cody Green little time to catch the attention of his teammates because of his maturity.
Green is in a battle with converted linebacker Latravis Washington for the backup quarterback job behind Zac Lee.
In the process, Green has picked up a unique and interesting compliment from teammates, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.
"We said he sounds like the Allstate guy on the commercials," Nebraska center Jacob Hickman said. "He already sounds like a grown-up.”
"He comes up there with that big, deep voice,” Lee said. 'This kid's 18? What's up with that?'”
Green has taken a leadership role with the Cornhuskers with the comforting, reassuring qualities delivered with an authoritative bass voice. It apparently makes the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder sound older and more mature than his years.
The actor in question is Dennis Haysbert, who I still remember best for his role as President David Palmer on "24."
The Cornhuskers -- at least from early indications -- definitely believe they are "in good hands" when Green takes over.
But we'll have to take their word for it about Green's voice.
Bo Pelini doesn't let his freshmen speak to the media until they play in a game.