SEC coaches pick Murray ahead of Manziel, McCarron

Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy, but is second-team All-SEC, according to the conference's coaches. (AP)

Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy, but is second-team All-SEC, according to the conference's coaches. (AP)

There are five Alabama players on the SEC coaches preseason team, just released by the conference, but the real surprise at quarterback, where Georgia’s Aaron Murray was selected ahead of Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel (second team) and Alabama’s A.J. McCarron (third team).

The media selected Manziel to the first team, McCarron to the second team and Murray to the third on its teams, selected during the SEC Media Days in July.

The five Alabama players on the first team include: RB T.J. Yeldon, WR Amari Cooper, OL Cyrus Kouandjio, LB C.J. Mosley and DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Two linebackers from Georgia — Tennessee’s A.J. Johnson (Gainesville) and Ole Miss’ Denzel Nkemdiche (Grayson) — are on the first team.

Here is the first-team offense:
QB – Aaron Murray, Georgia
RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
WR – Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
TE – Arthur Lynch, Georgia
OL – Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OL – Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
OL – Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
OL – Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
C – Travis Swanson, Arkansas

Here is the first-team defense:
DL – Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL – Dominique Easley, Florida
DL – Anthony Johnson, LSU
DL – Chris Smith, Arkansas
LB – C.J. Mosley, Alabama
LB – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
LB – Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
DB – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
DB – Craig Loston, LSU
DB – Andre Hal, Vanderbilt
DB – Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida

Here are the first-team specialists:
PK – Carey Spear, Vanderbilt
P – Kyle Christy, Florida
RS – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
AP – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina

You can check out the rest of the teams here.

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89 comments Add your comment

crimson 1

August 27th, 2013
11:31 am

McCarron is the best Q. B. . He has all the intangibles you want in a quarterback. Size, arm strength, and leadership. Poor Murray had to hide in the closet when they threw eggs at his house. Murray crumbles like the cookies he’s name after in big games. Manziel is a very mobile quarterback but his size leaves you wondering if they ever hit him good one time it’s all over.


August 26th, 2013
9:19 pm

tide roll had sex with “miss buckeye “———————–go figure——gave birth to a he/she


bill hulsey

August 24th, 2013
1:01 pm

Wrong! The coaches picked the prettiest QB! The one with all the stats. They should have picked the most efficient, McCarron.


August 23rd, 2013
3:32 pm

tide roll
August 23rd, 2013
8:44 am
Murray ahead of Johnny!
Only you dawg fans could treat this as a legitimate.The kid won the Heisman as a freshman, and BEAT US in Tuscaloosa. Let’s see your pretty boy do that!

Murray’s never played in Tuscaloosa, so how’s he supposed to BEAT YOU there, dumbazz? M Stafford DID beat you there, and Murray’s broken many of his records.


August 23rd, 2013
3:27 pm

August 22nd, 2013
1:08 pm
I use to think the SEC had the top coaches, not so sure now.
They know Murray in 3 years has chocked on more big games than any top QB.
Murray has thrown all those yards against soft schedules. As far as I know, he has
only beaten a top 10 team once in his career.
He chocked against that team and threw 3 picks. Don’t you have to actually have beaten someone?

So you “use” to think, and Murray “chocked”? LOL

You musta been drankin’ that whiskey during English class.

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Tide Roll is a Moron

August 23rd, 2013
11:29 am

go sober up tide roll you pathetic drunk

Ward has chronic knee issues

Atkins is a defensive lineman

You are a racist idiot

Just shut up


August 23rd, 2013
11:08 am

Bobby B

August 23rd, 2013
9:57 am

I’m thinking Tide Roll is a little too consumed by men’s appearance. Perhaps he’s consumed by CFB just to mask other issues he’d rather not speak of in public? Not that there’s anthing wrong with that….