WLWL: Giddins, Lattimore on Lombardi watch list
Another day, another addition to the Watch List Watch List for 2012, as USF defensive end Ryne Giddins and linebacker DeDe Lattimore, both juniors, were among 145 players (!) on the preseason watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award.
Giddins and Lattimore are among nine Big East players on the Lombardi radar -- UConn has three in tight end Ryan Griffin, defensive end Trevardo Williams and linebacker Sio Moore, and there's also Syracuse tackle Justin Pugh, Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene, Pitt defensive end Aaron Donald and Louisville center Mario Benavides.
USF has a solid presence on the preseason watch lists, more than the Bulls have had in the past few seasons, with kicker Maikon Bonani on the Groza list and tackle Mark Popek on the Outland list. USF had no players on the Butkus Award watch list, which also came out Monday.