My first-team prediction total was off by one (of course, if you want to be technical, I was wrong on three names)...
GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Urban said last week that he expects his offensive line to be one of the nation's best units. Southeastern Conference coaches aren't too sure about that prediction.
The SEC coaches' preseason all-SEC football teams were released on Monday and Florida's best returning offensive lineman, Phil Trautwein and Jim Tartt, were voted to the third-team offense. No other Florida linemen were honored. Five Gators made first team offense and defense: quarterback Tim Tebow, receiver Percy Harvin, tight end Cornelius Ingram, return specialist Brandon James and linebacker Brandon Spikes.
Perhaps the most interesting selections of teams were the three Florida defensive backs named to the third-team defense: safety Major Wright and cornerbacks Wondy Pierre-Louis [PICTURED AND DANCING] and Joe Haden. Wright, Pierre-Louis and Haden are returning starters but UF's poor secondary was a major reason why the Gators' passing defense was the worst in the league (258.5 yards per game).
Florida trailed only LSU (14) in total number of players selected to the teams. The SEC media days begin on Wednesday in Hoover, Ala. Meyer Tebow and Trautwein will represent the Gators.
For the record, I thought Tartt and Trautwein would make first-team offense. Tartt has made several first-team preseason lists and Trautwein was a first-team offensive selection last season before he fractured his foot.
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