Four Big 12 candidates for top center

Watch list season marches on.

The Rimington Trophy, given annually to college football's top center, released its 51-man watch list on Tuesday, and four players from the Big 12 made the list.

All good candidates. There's potential elsewhere in the Big 12, but not in returning players. No Big 12 snubs on this list in my book.

TCU's Jake Kirkpatrick won the award in 2010, and West Virginia's Dan Mozes won in 2006. Nebraska's Dominic Raola won the inaugural award back in 2000, but no team has won the award while in the Big 12 and remained in the Big 12.

Odd stat.

Michigan's David Molk won the award last season.