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If Cougs need motivation, here's plenty

MOTIVATION COMES IN many different forms. And even the very best of athletes have been known to seek out any slight they can find, be it real, manufactured or imagined. If the 2014 Cougars are looking for any additional motivation on the cusp of fall camp, well, the month of July has given them plenty to choose from.

The preseason college football award watch lists have been coming fast and furious in recent weeks. And Cougar players have pretty much been told to go pound sand. Linebacker Darryl Monroe? Nope, those who put together the Dick Butkus Award watch list (top linebacker) think there are nine Pac-12 'backers worthy of being in the mix for the top linebacker award in college football. Nine of... Recommended Stories