Son of Weekend Watch List

An appetizer before Friday's big-boy Weekend Watch List

Ohio State's email this week promoting its All-Americans is notable for who it didn't include – quarterback Braxton Miller, tailback Carlos Hyde and corner Bradley Roby.

Miller has missed two games due to injury, Hyde was suspended at the beginning of the season. Roby might be the hardest to figure. He's declaring for the NFL but hasn't had what one would call an All-American season.

Who did Ohio State nominate? Linebacker Ryan Shazier and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort

In pumping defensive tackle Aaron Donald for All-American honors, Pittsburgh is comparing him to the 2009 season of Nebraska's fantastic Ndamukong Suh. This was before Suh had his bad-boy NFL image. Back then he was simply one of the best college linemen of the modern age.

Anyway, Donald compares favorably. In 14 games that season, Suh had 20.5 tackles for loss. Donald has 22.5 in 10 games.

Tackles for loss yards: Suh, 93; Donald, 112.

Sacks: Suh 12 in 14 games; Donald 10 in 10 …

If Arkansas (3-7) loses to Mississippi State, it would mark a school-record eighth defeat in a row … How is Minnesota acting coach Tracy Claeys not a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award (best coach)? I ask only because another interim coach, USC's Orgeron, is on the list … Coach O's boss Pat Haden says he got 136 pro-Orgeron emails alone on Tuesday … Baylor needs to average 41.2 points over its final four games to break Oklahoma's modern scoring record (716 points in 2008) … Not much time left for Southern Miss which has lost 22 in a row. If they don't beat Middle Tennessee or Alabama-Birmingham to close out the season, the Eagles win go winless a second straight season.

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