The Butkus Award announced its 12 finalists today, and Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks wasn’t on the list. Kendricks was on the preseason watch list for the award. Kendricks ranks third in the Pac-12 with 7.9 tackles per game.
Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.