Who will be the Best QB in College Football this Fall?

Never has there been more excitement for college football award watch lists. The twin lockout-induced free agency voids in the NFL and NBA has given us even less to talk about during MLB’s slowest (and overall sports’ slowest) week for media. Cuz NO ONE cares about the All-Star game and the ratings numbers reflect that.

Let’s talk gridiron! As the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced the 2011 Watch List today for its trophy honoring the nation’s top QB.

This year’s list, which was compiled by a subset of The O’Brien National Selection Committee, features 38 of the nation’s top collegiate quarterbacks who were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2011 college football season.

In addition to last season’s finalists, Andrew Luck (Stanford) and Kellen Moore (Boise State), 2009 O’Brien finalist Case Keenum (Houston) is back in the action. This year’s list also includes seven 2010 semifinalists: Matt Barkley (USC), Kirk Cousins (Michigan State Spartans), Robert Griffin III (Baylor), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Taylor Martinez (Nebraska Cornhuskers), Denard Robinson (Michigan Wolverines), and Darron Thomas (Oregon)

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College Football 77 in 77: #58 Cincinnati Bearcats

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Well, I guess we know now how much Brian Kelly meant to the Cincinnati Bearcats. With Kelly’s move to Notre Dame, the Bearcats suffered. BTW, wtf is a Bearcat? Is it a bear or a cat? Or some type of creature engineered by the genetic splicing of that creepy old DNA scientist on “South Park?”

One thing Cincinnati has going for them is Shaq! Yes, Shaq Daddy, Shaq Diesel, Shaq Fu: Da Return, the Shaqtus. Because they have a freshman receiver named Shaq Washington ready to contribute to what should be a very explosive receiving corps.

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