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Three from Big East on Doak Walker list

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

The Doak Walker Award committee messed up big time last season by not making Donald Brown, who was only the nation's leading rusher and an eventual first-round NFL draft pick, a finalist for the honor.

Maybe they're trying to make up for it now. UConn's Andre Dixon and Jordan Todman were both among the nominees when the award committee announced its preseason candiates Tuesday.

West Virginia's Noel Devine is also on the list, and he could have a pretty good shot at winning the thing.

But there's another glaring Big East omission already: Louisville's Victor Anderson, a 1,000-yard rusher as a freshman last year, is nowhere to be found. Unless Louisville forgot to nominate him, there's no reason for Anderson not to be on this list.