Six Florida Gators football players have been voted All-SEC by the league coaches for the upcoming 2011 football season. That's the good news. The bad news however, is that none of the six made the first team. The Gators placed two on the second team and four on the third team.
The Gators' lone representative on the second team offense is RB Jeff Demps. Not really a surprise there as he is expected to be a focal-point of the offense this season under Charlie Weis.
Linebackers Jon Bostic and Jelani Jenkins both earned third team defensive honors. Caleb Sturgis was voted second team kicker, Andre Debose was voted third team return specialist and Trey Burton was voted third team all-purpose specialist.
The one omission that jumped out at me rather quickly was Jaye Howard. The guy has garnered quite a bit of preseason love from the national media. I think that he should have at least been voted to the second team.
It is clear that when looking at this breakdown by school, that the coaches think Alabama is the most talented team in the SEC. What I find interesting is LSU's number. If everyone thinks they are a top five team to start the season, where are the players to back it up? I've said from the start that LSU is overrated and I stand by that comment.
It appears that the coaches also like Arkansas a lot. At least the players at Arkansas, anyway. Bobby Petrino certainly looks like he his taking that program in the right direction.
Looking for a surprise team? Look no further than Georgia. They've got the talent (especially at QB) and the schedule to make things happen.