Alligator Army All-SEC Team

My 2008 All-SEC Team. Note: Players are listed in alphabetical order, left to right. Drop your sarcasm and critique in the comments.

Offense

WR: Percy Harvin, UF OL: Michael Oher, UM OL: Mike Pouncey, UF C: Antoine Caldwell, UA OL: Andre Smith, UA OL: Phil Trautwein, UF WR: Brandon LaFell, LSU
RB: Glen Coffee, UA QB: Tim Tebow, UF TE: Aaron Hernandez, UF
RB: Knowshon Moreno, UG

 

 

Defense

CB: Joe Haden, UF
DE: Robert Ayres, UT DT: Terrence Cody, UA DT: Sen'Derrick Marks, AU DE: Jermaine Cunningham, UF CB: D.J. Moore, VU
LB: Rennie Curran, UG LB: Dominic Douglas, MS LB: Brandon Spikes, UF
S: Eric Berry, UT*
S: Ahmad Black, UF

* Original post had Berry as a CB, because I wanted three safeties. After realizing that Berry would technically lose my vote (by being listed as a CB), I changed him to S and and entered Joe Haden at CB. However, Rashad Johnson gets dropped. Sorry, Rashad.

Special Teams

K: Josh Shene, UM KR: Brandon James, UF P: Jeremy Davis, AR PR: Javier Arenas: UA

SEC Coach of The Year: Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt; Anywhere else a .500 record would make the seat burn a little under Johnson's rear. But at Vandy, it's a miracle. Vandy started 5-0, was ranked and had Gameday come on campus. Sure, they finished 6-6, but at 4-4 in SEC play, Johnson took Vandy to a level not reached in his players' lifetimes.

SEC Player of The Year: Tim Tebow, Florida; "I'm sorry. Extremely sorry. You know, we were hoping for an undefeated season. That was my goal, something Florida's never done here. But I promise you one thing; a lot of good will come out of this. You will never see any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season. And you will never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of the season. You will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season. God Bless."

SEC Defensive Player of The Year: Terrence Cody, Alabama; The Crimson Tide was third nationally in total defense because Cody was the textbook example of a nose tackle in the 3-4 scheme. It is a bit of an art to do what Cody did. By taking on blockers and plugging gaps, Cody opened up spots for Bama's ends and linebackers to stop running backs at the line and pressure the quarterback. Cody is a big man, but he is quick enough on his feet to disrupt a play. That combination of speed and size cannot be taught.

SEC Freshman of The Year: Jeffery Demps, Florida; A.J. Green and Julio Jones are very good players and will be in the coming years. But neither has the world class speed of Demps. When Demps would touch the ball, his body would tense like he was coming out of the starting blocks. The explosion of speed that would follow was not seen anywhere else in college football. Demps ran a 10.01 in the 100-meters this summer in Olympic qualifying and it seemed with pads on and carrying a football, he barely lost a step. Plus, Demps blocked two kicks. You can have Green and Jones. I'll take the Olympic sprinter.

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