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All-SEC teams released...and they're garbage

Major beef with the All-SEC teams, people. Percy Harvin didn’t make first-team offense? What a rip...

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GAINESVILLE — Florida sophomores Tim Tebow and Brandon Spikes earned first-team all-Southeastern Conference honors on Tuesday and six other Gators landed on all-SEC second teams.

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LSU, which is playing in the Bowl Championship Series national championship game on Jan. 7, landed a league-high 10 players throughout five all-SEC teams.

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OK, enough with the newsy reporter non-sense. All-Whatever teams are put together to create a little buzz and a get people talking. That’s what Gator Clause will do now and we hope our loyal readers chime in…

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TOP 10 BEEFS WITH THE ALL-SEC TEAMS…

Percy 1. How in the name of All-SEC headaches did Percy Harvin get relegated to second-team offense? The guy is the most electric player in the league, is he not? You can’t fault a kid for having a medical problem during the middle of the season, can you? Does anyone need reminding that Harvin finished the season two catches behind receptions leader Andre Caldwell (52) and that Harvin led Florida with 8.6 yards per carry out of the backfield. Harvin also became the only player in Florida history to rush and receive for more than 100 yards in a game (Vanderbilt). Name a more exciting player in the SEC than Harvin. I’m waiting…

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2. How did South Carolina safety Emanuel Cook (Palm Beach County) not make first-team defense? Bologna! Cook was the best defensive back in the SEC this season. 

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3. What were coaches thinking by putting Georgia freshman running back Knowshon Moreno on the first-team offense? Sure, Moreno is great but he’s no Jacob Hester (LSU, senior) —not this season anyway. Maybe you didn’t notice, but when LSU was trying its best to ruin its national championship hopes, Hester was the guy who resurrected the team. 

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Berry 4. The only freshman who should have landed on a first team did not. His name is Eric Berry (Tennessee) and he was the best cornerback in the league. Florida might remember him. Berry is the guy who returned Tebow’s interception 96 yards for a touchdown. Berry had five picks this season and returned them for an astounding 222 yards. 

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5. Birmingham, Ala., — OF ALL PLACES! — had more kids selected to All-SEC teams than any other city. The SEC is headquartered in Birmingham. Is this a problem to anyone other than me? The good ole’ boys win again. 

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Smurfs_pez_series_2 6. Andre Caldwell — Florida’s all-time receptions leader — didn’t even make second-team offense. I’ve seen Pez dispensers with more brains that Alabama receiver D.J. Hall (second-team offense). This is the same guy who was laughing on the sidelines while the Tide lost to La.-Monroe. Meanwhile, Caldwell finished his career with single-game reception totals of nine for 110 yards, Vandy; 11 for 148 yards, South Carolina; 13 for 164 yards, Florida Atlantic and the best send off in history of college football (tossing a touchdown against Florida State into the upper deck in The Swamp).   

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7. Not a single Florida offensive lineman on the first-team offense? Florida led the SEC in scoring offense (43.1 ppg) this season. Give the faties some credit.

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8. Auburn freshman kicker Wes Byrum didn’t make first-team special teams? Byrum didn’t even make second-team special teams? Byrum kicked game-winning field goals against Florida and Arkansas. That deserves something.

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9. The only player from Ole Miss that should have made an all-SEC team did not. Punter Justin Sparks had 51 kicks for 2,023 yards.

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10. Mississippi State’s defense beat Auburn, Alabama and Kentucky this season and didn’t place one person on the first team? Nonsense.

ALL-SEC

(*-Ties / #-Unanimous Selection)

(Coaches could not vote for their own players)

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

TE Jacob Tamme Kentucky 6-5 240 Sr. Danville, Ky.

OL Robert Felton Arkansas 6-4 320 Sr. Houston, Texas

OL Andre Smith Alabama 6-4 348 So. Birmingham, Ala.

OL Anthony Parker Tennessee 6-3 305 Jr. Jonesboro, Ga.

OL *Herman Johnson LSU 6-7 356 Jr. Olla, La.

OL *Michael Oher Ole Miss 6-5 325 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.

OL *Chris Williams Vanderbilt 6-6 320 Sr. Glynn, La.

C Jonathan Luigs Arkansas 6-4 315 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.

WR Kenny McKinley South Carolina 6-0 177 Jr. Mableton, Ga.

WR Earl Bennett Vanderbilt 6-1 202 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.

QB Tim Tebow Florida 6-3 235 So. Jacksonville, Fla.

RB # Darren McFadden Arkansas 6-2 215 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.

RB Knowshon Moreno Georgia 5-11 207 Fr. Belford, N.J.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

TE Cornelius Ingram Florida 6-4 230 Jr. Hawthorne, Fla.

OL Carlton Medder Florida 6-5 319 Sr. Clermont, Fla.

OL Michael Brown Mississippi State 6-5 300 Jr. College Park, Ga.

OL *Ciron Black LSU 6-5 320 So. Tyler, Texas

OL *Antoine Caldwell Alabama 6-4 288 Jr. Montgomery, Ala.

OL *Nate Garner Arkansas 6-7 318 Sr. Roland, Ark.

OL *Mitch Petrus Arkansas 6-4 300 Jr. Carlisle, Ark.

OL *Jim Tartt Florida 6-3 316 Jr. Sopchoppy, Fla.

OL *Garry Williams Kentucky 6-4 325 Jr. Louisville, Ky.

C Fernando Velasco Georgia 6-4 318 Sr. Wrens, Ga.

WR Percy Harvin Florida 5-11 187 So. Virginia Beach, Va.

WR D.J. Hall Alabama 6-3 186 Sr. Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.

QB Andre’ Woodson Kentucky 6-5 230 Sr. Radcliff, Ky.

RB Felix Jones Arkansas 6-0 207 Jr. Tulsa, Okla.

RB Jacob Hester LSU 6-0 228 Sr. Shreveport, La.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

DL # Glenn Dorsey LSU 6-2 303 Sr. Gonzales, La.

DL Wallace Gilberry Alabama 6-4 264 Sr. Bay Minette, Ala.

DL *Quentin Groves Auburn 6-3 254 Sr. Greenville, Miss.

DL *Greg Hardy Ole Miss 6-5 255 So. Millington, Tenn.

DL *Eric Norwood South Carolina 6-0 258 So. Acworth, Ga.

LB # Ali Highsmith LSU 6-1 225 Sr. Miami, Fla.

LB # Wesley Woodyard Kentucky 6-1 212 Sr. LaGrange, Ga.

LB Jerod Mayo Tennessee 6-2 230 Jr. Hampton, Va.

LB Brandon Spikes Florida 6-3 243 So. Shelby, N.C.

DB # Craig Steltz LSU 6-2 209 Sr. New Orleans, La.

DB Chevis Jackson LSU 6-0 184 Sr. Mobile, Ala.

DB * Simeon Castille Alabama 6-1 189 Sr. Birmingham, Ala.

DB * Rashad Johnson Alabama 6-0 186 Jr. Sulligent, Ala.

DB * Jonathan Hefney Tennessee 5-9 185 Sr. Rock Hill, S.C.

DB * Captain Munnerlyn South Carolina 5-9 180 So. Mobile, Ala.

2007 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

DL Titus Brown Mississippi State 6-3 250 Sr. Tuscaloosa, Ala.

DL Derrick Harvey Florida 6-4 262 Jr. Greenbelt, Md.

DL Jeremy Jarmon Kentucky 6-3 268 So. Collierville, Tenn.

LB Jonathan Goff Vanderbilt 6-4 235 Sr. Lynn, Mass.

LB Rico McCoy Tennessee 6-1 215 So. Washington, D.C.

LB Darry Beckwith LSU 6-1 230 Jr. Baton Rouge, La.

LB *Jamar Chaney Mississippi State 6-1 236 Jr. Fort Pierce, Fla.

LB *Dannell Ellerbe Georgia 6-1 232 Jr. Hamlet, N.C.

DB D.J. Moore Vanderbilt 5-10 180 So. Spartanburg, S.C.

DB Emanuel Cook South Carolina 5-11 211 So. Riviera Beach, Fla.

DB Michael Grant Arkansas 5-11 186 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.

DB *Eric Berry Tennessee 5-11 195 Fr. Fairburn, Ga.

DB *Derek Pegues Mississippi State 5-10 196 Jr. Batesville, Miss.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

PK Colt David LSU 5-9 173 Jr. Grapevine, Texas

P Patrick Fisher LSU 6-5 238 Sr. Hyattsville, Md.

RS Felix Jones Arkansas 6-0 207 Jr. Tulsa, Okla.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

PK Daniel Lincoln Tennessee 6-0 204 Fr. Ocala, Fla.

P *Britton Colquitt Tennessee 6-3 205 Jr. Knoxville, Tenn.

P *Ryan Shoemaker Auburn 6-0 188 Fr. Birmingham, Ala.

RS Brandon James Florida 5-6 181 So. St. Augustine, Fla.

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