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2012 Card Chronicle Man Of The Year: The Final Vote

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It all comes down to this.

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

THE CANDIDATES:

Rick Pitino

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Resume:

--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.

Charlie Strong

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Resume:

--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.

Tom Jurich

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Resume:

--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.

Teddy Bridgewater

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Resume:

--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.