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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.


Since: Nov 26, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2010 11:29 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List


   Put pressure on Enderle and you will see how bad he really is.  He makes horrible reads, and locks on one receiver, I never noticed him check off to other options.  If you have good cover DB's and your line can get to him, you guys win by atleast 30.  But please run it up and make it alteast 60 so those clowns up north shut their pie holes

Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2010 10:43 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

Why not Gabbert of Missouri?With the lame schedule they have this year, he should up up really good numbers and be the class of the league.  Who knows this might finally be the ear of the Tiger.  One last shot at being a division champion before reality sets in the revamped league and they finish 5-7th on a regular basis behind Texas, Oklahoma, OK State, Texas Tech and probably K-State once the Bison roll and Huskers shuck ship.

Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2010 9:13 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

Keenum is the "headliner"? lol Had Jake Locker declared for the draft he was likely the #1 overall selection in the last draft so I think that makes him more of a headliner for the O'Brien award than Keenum, who I think is a frickin awesome player by the way, along with a lot of the other names many listed here.  Locker is just that good. Cannon arm, runs like a deer, elusive, and he'll have 4 years of college under his belt with 2 years under coach Sark.

Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2010 8:58 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

      I agree i think he will be the best QB in College football this year. If the wide out will hold on to the ball he will hang some great numbers up this year. I like Jones at OU but i think Keenum has better wide outs and has a quicker release.

Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2010 8:32 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

BTW, I know he plays for Houston

Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2010 8:30 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

This kid can move the football around in the Mike Leach-like offense. He seems to be athletic with a very quick abilitiy to read his progressions and deliver the ball where it needs to be. HOWEVER, which quarterback at Texas Tech has had NFL success after throwing the football for over 5,000 yards in college. Most of these throws are quick patterns and then talented receivers making plays. Good college quarteback......just not sure about great.

Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2010 7:57 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

He was easily a top 3 Freshman QB last year, only obviously behind Andrew Luck.

I wonder which former Duke PG will be throwing the ball for Cuse this year

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2010 7:57 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

I think a major mistake was made by not having Florida's John Brantley on the list.  Florida will move the ball and he is a much better "pure" passer than Tebow.  Not a knock on Tebow, he was the "man."  I think Florida will use the passing game to set up their running game.  In fact, they can most likely go either way, pass 1st or run 1st, they will be that good!!!

Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2010 7:55 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

Tom Savage, Jr., Rutgers

He is a sophomore, just saying

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2010 7:01 pm

Keenum headlines O'Brien Watch List

Alright Case, just like last season, you will be the first overall pick in College football this upcoming season. Don't disappoint, as there is a lot riding on you this season. Good luck. 

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