Big East on watch lists

Here are a few more Big East players on watch lists:

Butkus Award, given to the country's best linebacker

Max Gruder, Pitt

My take: So the Butkus committee thinks Gruder is better than Sio Moore of Connecticut and JK Schaffer of Cincinnati? Hmmmm.

Doak Walker Award, given to the best running back

Victor Anderson, Louisville

Ray Graham, Pittsburgh

Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati

My take: This looks just right. All the other teams have uncertainty at the running back position.

Davey O'Brien watch list, given to the best quarterback

Zach Collaros, Cincinnati

Geno Smith, West Virginia

Tino Sunseri, Pitt

My take: No question these are the top three quarterbacks in the league.