Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
The Pac-10 will stop being paranoid about East Coast bias as soon as it stops falling victim to it.
The Texas-based Doak Walker Award (Central Time Zone bias?) included just two Pac-10 running backs -- UCLA's Kahlil Bell and Arizona State's Keegan Herring -- on its 43-player watch list released Thursday.
Of course, the initial list didn't even include Bell. It featured Marc Dellins instead.
Dellins is UCLA's long-time sports information director.
Wonder how many of these guys would make the rotation at USC? Or Oregon or California for that matter.
In fairness, the watch list is based on nominations by sports information directors, but it's hard to believe some of the obvious Pac-10 omissions wouldn't register -- and be corrected -- by someone who knew a little bit about the conference.
You know: Like watched the Rose Bowl (Joe McKnight).
Semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 10, and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the finalists, who will be announced on Nov. 24. The committee will cast a second vote beginning on Dec. 1 to determine the recipient.
Here are the other 41 players:
Tarrion Adams (Sr.), Tulsa
Reggie Arnold (Jr.), Arkansas State
Andre Brown (Sr.), North Carolina State
Donald Brown (Jr.), Connecticut
Donald Buckram (So.), UTEP
James Davis (Sr.), Clemson
Mike Davis (Sr.), South Carolina
Andre Dixon (Jr.), Connecticut
Anthony Dixon (Jr.), Mississippi State
Jonathan Dwyer (So.), Georgia Tech
Jamelle Eugene (Jr.), North Carolina State
Tyrell Fenroy (Sr.), Louisiana Lafayette
Rodney Ferguson (Sr.), New Mexico
Damion Fletcher (Jr.), Southern Mississippi
Arian Foster (Sr.), Tennessee
Mike Goodson (Jr.), Texas A&M
P.J. Hill (Jr.), Wisconsin
Deonte Jackson (So.), Idaho
Terrell Jackson (Sr.), UTEP
Eugene Jarvis (Jr.), Kent State
Ian Johnson (Sr.), Boise State
Eric Kettani (Sr.), Naval Academy
Jorvorskie Lane (Sr.), Texas A&M
Luke Lippincott (Sr.), Nevada
Greg Little (So.), North Carolina
Marlon Lucky (Sr.), Nebraska
Darrell Mack (Sr.), Utah
DeMyron Martin (Sr.), SMU
LeSean McCoy (So.), Pittsburgh
Knowshon Moreno (So.), Georgia
DeMarco Murray (So.), Oklahoma
Javon Ringer (Sr.), Michigan State
Kory Sheets (Sr.), Purdue
Michael Smith (Jr.), Arkansas
C.J. Spiller (Jr.), Clemson
James Starks (Jr.), Buffalo
Frank Summers (Sr.), UNLV
Tyrell Sutton (Sr.), Northwestern
Joseph Turner (Jr.), TCU
Harvey Unga (So.), BYU
Chris Wells (Jr.), Ohio State