Snubbed? USF's Daniels not on Maxwell list
Remember a year ago, when every day in summer meant a new addition to the Watch List Watch List? With a talented class of Bulls gone, USF has gone unmentioned among the throng of preseason watch lists, and in most cases, it's hard argue against the lack of watching.
The Maxwell Award, given to the nation's top football player, unveiled its watch list on Monday, and USF quarterback B.J. Daniels isn't on the list, something that stands out only because seven other Big East players made the cut.
Two quarterbacks -- Rutgers' Tom Savage and Cincinnati's Zach Collaros -- were nominated, as well as Pittsburgh running back Dion Lewis and receiver Jonathan Baldwin. West Virginia running back Noel Devine made the cut, as did Connecticut's Jordan Todman (1,188 yards, 14 TDs last year) and ... Cincinnati's Isaiah Pead, who rushed for a modest 806 yards and nine touchdowns. Daniels, by comparison, rushing for 772 yards and nine touchdowns, but Pead is on a two-time defending Big East champion, picked to finish much higher in the league this fall.
The Maxwell folks unveiled their watch list on their Facebook page, along with their Bednarik watch list, which has four Big East players: Pitt defensive end Greg Romeus, West Virginia safety Robert Sands, Connecticut linebacker Lawrence Wilson and Syracuse linebacker Derrell Smith.