OK, I admit it. I didn’t vote for Tim Tebow.
Of course, I’m not an SEC coach and I didn’t have a chance to vote for him on the preseason All-SEC team, but the media focus on the compelling question of who dared not to vote for Saint Timothy has been so great (might we even say obsessive?) that I just felt compelled to confess anyway. I feel better.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, how about one more all-timers list?
I know, I know, we’ve been hip deep in such lists this offseason, but a lot of folks enjoy them and, besides, the Georgia Sports Dawg blog, whose Greatest “Junkyard Dawg” Defense of All Time we discussed here a couple of weeks ago, has come up with a companion list for the other side of the line of scrimmage.
Blogger Wes Holtzclaw calls this one Georgia’s Offense for the Ages. Here it is:
Center: Tommy Lyons (1967 to 1970)
Left guard: Pat Dye (1957 to 1960)
Right guard: Joel Parrish (1973 to 1976)
Left tackle: Matt Stinchcomb (1995 to 1998)
Right tackle: Jon Stinchcomb (1999 to 2002)
Tight end: Randy McMichael (1998 to 2001)
Split end: Brice Hunter (1991 to 1994)
Flanker: Terrence Edwards (1999 to 2002)
Fullback: Frank Sinkwich (1939 to 1942)
Tailback: Herschel Walker (1980 to 1982)
Quarterback: David Greene (2001 to 2004)
The main problem I have with this all-time offense is the absence at split end of Hines Ward, who made Holtzclaw’s “honorable mention” team. Brice Hunter, who also played flanker, caught a lot of passes during the Eric Zeier era, but he was no Hines Ward.
Also on Holtzclaw’s honorable mention team were center Peter Anderson, guards Max Jean-Gilles and Royce Smith, tackles Bernard Williams and Edgar Chandler, tight end Ben Watson, flanker Andre Hastings, fullback Brannan Southerland, tailback Charley Trippi and quarterback Eric Zeier.
Other names that probably ought to be thrown into the discussion include guard Randy Johnson, tackle Mike “Moonpie” Wilson, receiver Jimmy Orr, tailbacks Garrison Hearst and Tim Worley, fullback Mack Strong and quarterback Fran Tarkenton.
I think it’s a given that most folks would vote to put Ward on the all-time Georgia offense, so let’s make our question today who would be the first player after Ward that you’d add to the all-time offense? Feel free to comment, pick one of the selections offered in the poll or do both.