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Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

Posted on: July 14, 2010 5:03 pm
Edited on: July 14, 2010 8:48 pm
 
Houston's Case Keenum, who threw for 5,671 yards and 44 touchdowns last season, was one of 30 players named to the Davey O'Brien watch list for the upcoming season.

Keenum was a finalist last season when Texas' Colt McCoy won the award. In addition to Keenum, five 2009 semifinalists are included on the list: Matt Barkley (Jr., USC), Jacory Harris (Jr., Miami), Jake Locker (Sr., Washington), Kellen Moore (Jr., Boise State) and Ricky Stanzi (Sr., Iowa).

Overall the list features 13 seniors, 13 juniors and four sophomores.
 
The field will be narrowed down to 16 semifinalists on Mon., Oct. 25. The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Mon., Nov. 22 and the winner will be announced on Thurs., Dec. 9. The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The O'Brien honors candidates who exemplify Davey O'Brien's enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics .

The complete list of voters is listed here , and you should find a familiar name on that list ... MINE! For the first time, I will get a vote in the O'Brien Award.


Complete Watch List:
 
Matt Barkley, Soph., USC; Zach Collaros, Jr., Cincinnati; Andy Dalton, Sr., TCU; Dwight Dasher, Sr., Middle Tennessee; Ricky Dobbs, Sr., Navy; Nathan Enderle, Sr., Idaho; Nick Foles, Jr., Arizona; Blaine Gabbert, Jr., Missouri; Robert Griffin, Jr., Baylor; Jacory Harris, Jr., Miami; Jerrod Johnson, Jr., Texas A&M; Landry Jones, Soph., Oklahoma; Colin Kaepernick, Sr., Nevada; Case Keenum, Sr., Houston; G.J. Kinne, Jr., Tulsa; Jake Locker, Sr., Washington; Andrew Luck, Soph., Stanford; Ryan Mallett, Jr., Arkansas; Greg McElroy, Jr., Alabama; Kellen Moore, Jr., Boise State; Josh Nesbitt, Sr., Georgia Tech; Kyle Padron, Soph., SMU; Christian Ponder, Sr., Florida State; Taylor Potts, Sr., Texas Tech; Terrelle Pryor, Jr., Ohio State; Tom Savage, Soph., Rutgers; Ricky Stanzi, Sr., Iowa; Tyrod Taylor, Sr., Virginia Tech; Scott Tolzien, Sr., Wisconsin; Russell Wilson, Jr., NC State.

Comments

Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2010 3:14 pm
 

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

hey, dumba$$, he plays for the Houston Cougars!  Geez, if you are going to make comments at least try to get the basic facts straight.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2010 5:32 pm
 

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

thats why missouri  needs to be the big 10 not the the small 12 north



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2010 5:25 pm
 

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

watch out for nick toon



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2010 3:39 pm
 

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

I really wonder what Landry Jones is going to do this year. He was pretty solid last season, but I still have some questions. Hoping for the best though!




Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2010 2:02 pm
 

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

Oh come on - I bleed orange and blue too but the guy hasn't even played a game yet.  Give him a chance to earn it on the field, then give it to him.



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2010 7:51 am
 

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

Nice honor, Darin - congrats on your annointment to the selection committee;  which seems to be almost a  Who's Who of well-known media folks.  Guess this means you'll be regularly huddling with CBS buddy, Verne Lundquist, huh?  lol. With  nearly a hundred members, it's unlikely the committee ever meets all at once, right?  So, can you share with us what specific football-related information is considered during the cut process, i.e. any film review, just stats?  Thanks.


Yeah, I'll do my best to let you know how things go. Looking forward to the process.



Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: July 15, 2010 12:43 am
 

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

andre ware, 2001-2008 texas tech QBs, colt brennan, and now this one... yeah, ill stick with the dark QBs in the ACC (taylor and harris)



Since: Sep 27, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2010 12:14 am
 

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

Whatever you say.  After missing the List last year, at least Ponder is in the running this time.  Will agree he is one of the more qualified all around.  Not sure how heavily team success on the playing field is considered for this award;  but if a large factor, FSU - as in Arkansas' case with Ryan Mallett - will have to be shored up considerably to have a great season.  Last year the Noles were around No. 100 in defense, while Hogs ranked around No. 60.  




Since: Sep 27, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2010 11:58 pm
 

Darst headlines O'Brien Selection Committee

Nice honor, Darin - congrats on your annointment to the selection committee;  which seems to be almost a  Who's Who of well-known media folks.  Guess this means you'll be regularly huddling with CBS buddy, Verne Lundquist, huh?  lol. With  nearly a hundred members, it's unlikely the committee ever meets all at once, right?  So, can you share with us what specific football-related information is considered during the cut process, i.e. any film review, just stats?  Thanks.




Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2010 11:38 pm
 

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List


 I think they forgot to watch the tapes from COLLEGE and Got the Tapes from High School. Ponder is gonna win it anyways.


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