A curious Butkus Watch List

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Pac-10 fans probably will find the Butkus Watch List curious.

Or lazy.

Or clueless.

Two Pac-10 players are on the list.

Neither started last year or, really, saw significant playing time. Both played at USC: Chris Galippo and Malcolm Smith.

Not on the list: Oregon State's Keaton Kristick or UCLA's Reggie Carter.

Both were second-team All-Pac-10 last year.

Also not on the list: Arizona State's Mike Nixon, who tied for the Pac-10 lead with five interceptions in 2008.

California's Mike Mohamed or Oregon's Spencer Paysinger or Casey Matthews would have been better picks than two super-talented but unproven Trojans.