Nevada's Luke Lippincott and Josh Mauga are two of the senior leaders on the team this season. They are also half of the teams elected captains (along with Dominic Green and Mundrae Clifton).
And now they are being watched. Watched by a couple of awards committees that is.
Luke was announced today as being listed as one of three WAC running backs who is on the preseason Doak Walker award watch list (BSU's Ian Johnson and UI's Deonte Jackson are the other WAC rushers).
A couple of weeks ago, Nevada's Josh Mauga joined three other WAC linebackers (UH's Adam Leonard, USU's Jake Hutton, USU's Paul Igboeli) as a preseason Dick Butkus award possibility for the 2008 season.
We have to say that the folks selecting these two noble and honorable awards (along with Rimington) have a lot more sense than many other awards committees (such as the dolts at Walter Camp, John Mackey, Jim Thorpe, Davey O'Brien, etc). Good job of recognizing talent when you see it!
Oh yeah, and we are like 42 hours away from kick off. That's less than two days!