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Lombardi, Butkus watch lists overlook 'Canes.

Plenty of UM players are on preseason watch lists, but today's announcements leave something to be desired.

Jared Wickerham

So the 2013 Butkus Watch list for the nation's best LB came out today, and no Denzel Perryman.

And the 2013 Lombardi Watch list for the nation's best interior lineman (offense and defense) and LBs also came out, and no Seantrel Henderson, no Shane McDermott, no Brandon Linder, no Perryman, no 'Canes of any kind whatsoever.

Ok, so plenty of Miami players are preseason lists (see below). Nonetheless as large as these lists are, it feels like quite the snub, especially for Perryman. No disrespect to any of the other players on the list, but there is no way I put 30 LBs ahead of DP.

Feel free to take a look at the lists yourself and come to your own conclusion:




Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player in college football)

Duke Johnson

Maxwell Award (College Player of the Year)

Duke Johnson

Stephen Morris

John Mackey Award (top collegiate tight end)

Clive Walford

Rimington Trophy (top collegiate center)

Shane McDermott

Ray Guy Award (top collegiate punter)

Pat O’Donnell

Outland Trophy (most outstanding interior lineman)

Brandon Linder