Four Big 12 QBs on Manning list

The Manning Award succeeded in unveiling its watch list using the most obnoxious means possible, revealing one candidate per day on its website. But the list is finally complete, and four Big 12 players are among the 30 on watch to be named college football's best quarterback at season's end.

None of them should start the season alongside Washington's Jake Locker, Arkansas' Ryan Mallett, Boise State's Kellen Moore or Houston's Case Keenum as one of the favorites, but a big season could realistically make any of the four, who also topped our list of the Big 12's best quarterbacks last week, a finalist for the award.

Colt McCoy won the award in 2009, joining fellow former Longhorn Vince Young as just the second Big 12 player to win the award in its brief, six-year history.