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It all comes down to this.
--Led the 2011-12 Cards to a Big East tournament title and a trip to the Final Four.
--Has landed a group of recruits that are currently tearing up the amateur scene.
--Has the 2012-13 Cards at 12-1 and ranked No. 3 in the country heading into Big East play.
--Two-time defending CC Man of the Year.
--Won his second Big East cCoach of the Year award by leading Louisville to a 10-2 record, a share of the conference title and a spot in the Sugar Bowl.
--Spurned Tennessee and a couple of other high-profile jobs to stay at U of L.
--Continued to oversee a remarkable period of growth for U of L athletics.
--Signed Rick Pitino to a new long-term extension and will do the same with Charlie Strong.
--Got Louisville into the ACC, a move which is appearing more and more important with each passing week.
--Generated some early Heisman Trophy buzz for his play over the first month of the season.
--Led Louisville into the BCS with a heroic performance against Rutgers while playing with a badly sprained ankle and broken left wrist.
--Continues to be a model citizen off the field, and wore the Card Chronicle Bird Mask during a December autograph session.
The polls will close tomorrow at 2 p.m., at which time we'll crown our winner.
Who should be the 2012 Card Chronicle Man of the Year?
Rick Pitino (111 votes)
Charlie Strong (63 votes)
Tom Jurich (902 votes)
Teddy Bridgewater (182 votes)
1258 total votes