Georgia picked second in East, places 9 on All-SEC teams

Hoover, Ala. — Sportswriters covering the SEC picked Georgia to finish second in the SEC’s Eastern Division and selected nine Bulldogs for the all-conference team.

Six Georgia players were named first-team All-SEC, including sophomore quaterback Aaron Murray, junior tight end Orson Charles, senior offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, senior place-kicker Blair Walsh, senior punter Drew Butler and senior kick returner Brandon Boykin. Senior center Ben Jones. senior defensive end DeAngelo Tyson and Boykin were named to the second team.

Alabama was picked to win the league, getting 98 points to finish ahead of LSU (29), Arkansas (18), South Carolina (14), Georgia (4), Florida (2) and Ole Miss (2).

The Gamecocks received 114 votes to win the East while Georgia had the second-most with 38. Florida got 12 votes.

Alabama was the West selection 111-30 over LSU. Arkansas was picked by 23 writers.

Take these results with a grain of salt. The sportswriters have picked the winner correctly just four times since SEC expansion in 1992.

This fact does not seem to have escaped Alabama coach Nick Saban.

“Well, it means nothing bascially,” Saban said of his team being the overwhleming favorite win the league. “We have a lot of challenges to face. We’re just interested in playing to our capabilities. I’m not a prognosticator. I can’t do that. I don’t understand how y’all do it.”

The whole team:

2011 SEC Media Days Pre-Season All-SEC Team
(167 total votes/ * – tie for last or only spot on unit)

OFFENSE
First-Team Offense
Position Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
TE Orson Charles, Georgia (71)
6-3
241 Jr. Tampa, Fla.
OL Barrett Jones, Alabama (148)
6-5
311 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
OL Bradley Sowell, Ole Miss (72)
6-7
315 Sr. Hernando, Miss.
OL Cordy Glenn, Georgia (71)
6-5
348 Sr. Riverdale, Ga.
*OL Larry Warford, Kentucky (55)
6-3
340 Jr. Richmond, Ky.
*OL Brandon Mosley, Auburn (55)
6-6
306 Sr. Jefferson, Ga.
C William Vlachos, Alabama (97)
6-1
294 Sr. Mountain Brook, Ala.
WR Greg Childs, Arkansas (103)
6-3
217 Sr. Warren, Ark.
WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina (152)
6-4
233 Jr. St. Matthews, S.C.
QB Aaron Murray, Georgia (117)
6-1
211 So. Tampa, Fla.
RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina (130)
6-0
231 So. Duncan, S.C.
RB Trent Richardson, Alabama (119)
5-11
224 Jr. Pensacola, Fla.
Second-Team Offense
Position Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
TE Phillip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn (57)
6-4
253 Jr. Marietta, Ga.
OL D.J. Fluker, Alabama (52)
6-6
335 So. Foley, Ala.
OL Alex Hurst, LSU (33)
6-6
329 Jr. Bartlett, Tenn.
OL Bobby Massie, Ole Miss (30)
6-6
325 Jr. Lynchburg, Va.
OL Chance Warmack, Alabama (24)
6-3
320 Jr. Atlanta, Ga.
C Ben Jones, Georgia (45)
6-3
316 Sr. Centreville, Ala.
WR Marquis Maze, Alabama (22)
5-10
180 Sr. Birmingham, Ala.
WR Joe Adams, Arkansas (17)
5-11
190 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
QB Stephen Garcia, South Carolina (23)
6-2
230 Sr. Lutz, Fla.
RB Knile Davis, Arkansas (50)
6-0
230 Jr. Missouri City, Texas
RB Michael Dyer, Auburn (23)
5-9
206 So. Little Rock, Ark.
Third-Team Offense
Position Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
*TE Michael Williams, Alabama (12)
6-6
269 Jr. Reform, Ala.
*TE Brandon Barden, Vanderbilt (12)
6-5
245 Sr. Lincolnton, Ga.
OL Grant Cook, Arkansas (21)
6-4
318 Sr. Jonesboro, Ark.
OL Kyle Nunn, South Carolina (21)
6-5
296 Sr. Sumter, S.C.
OL Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina (18)
6-4
334 Sr. Fairburn, Ga.
*OL Alvin Bailey, Arkansas (14)
6-5
319 So. Broken Arrow, Okla.
*OL Addison Lawrence, Mississippi State (14)
6-4
300 Sr. Coldwater, Miss.
*OL Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (14)
6-4
320 So. Liberty, Miss.
C Travis Swanson, Arkansas (9)
6-5
305 So. Kingwood, Texas
WR Jarious Wright, Arkansas (8)
5-10
180 Sr. Warren, Ark.
WR Emory Blake, Auburn (7)
6-1
197 Jr. Austin, Texas
QB Jordan Jefferson, LSU (12)
6-5
224 Sr. St. Rose, La.
RB Brandon Bolden, Ole Miss (5)
5-11
221 Sr. Baton Rouge, La.
RB Tauren Poole, Tennessee (3)
5-10
215 Sr. Toccoa, Ga.
DEFENSE
First-Team Defense
Position Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Jake Bequette, Arkansas (100)
6-5
271 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
DL Josh Chapman, Alabama (85)
6-1
310 Sr. Hoover, Ala.
DL Kentrell Lockett, Ole Miss (69)
6-5
248 Sr. Hahnville, La.
DL Malik Jackson, Tennessee (63)
6-5
270 Sr. Northridge, Calif.
LB Dont’a Hightower, Alabama (144)
6-4
260 Jr. Lewisburg, Tenn.
LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama (82)
6-2
265 Sr. Eufala, Ala.
LB Danny Trevathan, Kentucky (69)
6-1
230 Sr. Leesburg, Fla.
DB Mark Barron, Alabama (140)
6-2
218 Sr. Mobile, Ala.
DB Robert Lester, Alabama (79)
6-2
210 Jr. Foley, Ala.
DB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina (64)
6-1
194 Jr. Rock Hill, S.C.
DB Morris Claiborne, LSU (163)
6-0
177 Jr. Shreveport, La.
Second-Team Defense
Position Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Devin Taylor, South Carolina (56)
6-7
248 Jr. Beaufort, S.C.
DL Nosa Eguae, Auburn (37)
6-2
261 So. Mansfield, Texas
DL DeAngelo Tyson, Georgia (30)
6-2
306 Sr. Statesboro, Ga.
*DL Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State (26)
6-4
295 Jr. Yazoo City, Miss.
*DL Travian Robertson, South Carolina (26)
6-4
298 Sr. Laurinburg, N.C.
LB Chris Marve, Vanderbilt (61)
6-0
235 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
LB Jerry Franklin, Arkansas (35)
6-1
245 Sr. Marion, Ark.
LB Ryan Baker, LSU (22)
6-0
227 Sr. Grand Ridge, Fla.
DB Dre’ Kirkpatrick, Alabama (50)
6-3
192 Jr. Gadsden, Ala.
DB Brandon Boykin, Georgia (43)
5-10
183 Sr. Fayetteville, Ga.
DB Janzen Jackson, Tennessee (34)
6-0
187 Jr. Lake Charles, La.
DB Neiko Thorpe, Auburn (31)
6-2
185 Sr. Tucker, Ga.
Third-Team Defense
Position Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Melvin Ingram, South Carolina (21)
6-2
271 Sr. Hamlet, N.C.
DL Barkevious Mingo, LSU (21)
6-5
240 So. West Monroe, La.
DL Sam Montgomery, LSU (20)
6-4
250 So. Greenwood, S.C.
*DL Tenarius Wright, Arkansas (15)
6-2
252 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
*DL Dominique Easley, Florida (15)
6-1
285 So. Staten Island, N.Y.
LB Shaq Wilson, South Carolina (18)
5-11
233 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla.
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama (17)
6-2
234 So. Theodore, Ala.
*LB Jon Bostic (12)
6-1
238 Jr. Wellington, Fla.
*LB Jerico Nelson, Arkansas (12)
5-10
216 Sr. Destrehan, La.
DB Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt (18)
5-11
188 Sr. Perry, Ga.
DB T’Sharvan Bell, Auburn (18)
6-0
180 Jr. Kissimmee, Fla.
DB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU (17)
5-9
180 Sr. New Orleans, La.
DB Tramain Thomas, Arkansas (16)
6-0
198 Sr. Winnie, Texas
SPECIALISTS
First-Team Specialists
Position Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Blair Walsh, Georgia (110)
5-10
192 Sr. Boca Raton, Fla.
P Drew Butler, Georgia (118)
6-2
214 Sr. Duluth, Ga.
RS Brandon Boykin, Georgia (53)
5-10
183 Sr. Fayetteville, Ga.
AP Trent Richardson, Alabama (71)
5-11
224 Jr. Pensacola, Fla.
Second-Team Specialists
Position Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Caleb Stugis, Floirda (24)
5-10
192 Jr. St. Augustine, Fla.
P Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss (21)
6-2
227 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.
RS Onterrio McCalebb, Auburn (29)
5-10
170 Jr. Fort Meade, Fla.
AP Joe Adams, Arkansas (42)
5-11
190 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
Third-Team Specialists
Position Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
*PK Zach Hocker, Arkansas (10)
6-0
180 So. Russellville, Ark.
*PK Bryon Rose, Ole Miss (10)
5-11
197 Jr. Raleigh, N.C.
P Ryan Tydlacka, Kentucky (13)
6-1
185 Sr. Louisville, Ky.
RS Marquis Maze, Alabama (28)
5-10
180 Sr. Birmingham, Ala.
AP Trey Burton, Florida (22)
6-2
222 So. Venice, Fla.
SEC Predicted Order of Finish
SEC CHAMPION – Alabama (98), LSU (29), Arkansas (18), South Carolina (14), Georgia (4), Florida (2), Ole Miss (2)
Eastern Division (First Place Votes) Team Points
1. South Carolina (114)
931
2. Georgia (38)
794
3. Florida (12)
731
4. Tennessee (2)
496
5. Kentucky (1)
340
6. Vanderbilt
215
Western Division (First Place Votes)
Team Points
1. Alabama (111)
925
2. LSU (30)
790
3. Arkansas (23)
717
4. Mississippi State (1)
455
5. Auburn
406
6. Ole Miss (2)
214

212 comments Add your comment

Dawggonefan2

July 22nd, 2011
9:22 am

Dawggonefan2

July 22nd, 2011
9:26 am

Brandon Boykin is the best athlete on the team! Boykin is super important to Georgia and a team leader. Can’t wait to see him take the field this year!!

JYD

July 22nd, 2011
9:28 am

BMDPD

July 22nd, 2011
9:33 am

Would rather we got picked 6th.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

July 22nd, 2011
9:38 am

I am fine with that. I could not imagine us being picked by the writers to win the East. I do not care what happens but we cannot let a team led by Petrino be better than us year in and out. I still cannot pull for Petrino. Guy is a scumbag.

kydawg

July 22nd, 2011
9:45 am

Post that 114 – 38 (1st place votes) in the locker room at use it to get through camp. GATA!!!

michael norris

July 22nd, 2011
9:45 am

rankings in july mean nothing. just like recruiting stars. we do better better with 3 star recruits. dickiedawg

Tobias Funke

July 22nd, 2011
9:52 am

No way USC handles the pressure. “Take these results with a grain of salt. The sportswriters have picked the winner correctly just four times since SEC expansion in 1992.”

tim

July 22nd, 2011
9:54 am

I vote that the majority of the players listed have a rap sheet.

Russ, the Temporary Running Back

July 22nd, 2011
9:55 am

I am learning the playbook. I will be ready to play. Coach is going to need me when the arrests start to pile up.

Bama in Atlanta

July 22nd, 2011
9:56 am

Once again, this boils down to someone’s opinion so that and four bucks will buy me a Starbucks coffee. Chip, you said that the sportswriters have only picked correctly four times since 1992, can you list their picks for the last few years along with the actual winners? Just a curiosity thing.

dkg

July 22nd, 2011
9:56 am

Abry Jones did not even make the 3rd all-sec team??? Why,the kid is a stud!!! I tuly think he is a notch above Tyson, and I like Tyson.

Russ, the Temporary Running Back

July 22nd, 2011
9:59 am

It sure is embarrassing for a little dog that’s trying to be a good mascot to see that some of his running back buddies are in so much trouble all the time. The answer is to be a running back myself. By the time the NCAA says it is okay for Coach Richt to talk on the phone in his F-150 again, I will be ready to play. By the time Coach Grantham gets into the doughnuts I will have scored a touchdown. Being a temporary running back may be just what I needed.

WDE

July 22nd, 2011
9:59 am

@tim go to the front of the line for Troll of the day…Congrats to all the Bulldogs on making the list!

78 DAWG

July 22nd, 2011
10:07 am

I don’t see 2nd place a all, we got 5 star recruits at every position and possibly the best recruiting class in the country coming in. We will be bigger, faster and more athletic than every team we play, except for the sec championship game. We may have lost Green, Durham, Dent…..but we don’t rebuild we reload. We’re gonna be better at rb even without our top 2 rushers. No doubt we had the most talented 6-7 team in the country!

Dawgbreath

July 22nd, 2011
10:08 am

Didn’t even score a TD against USC last year. And for those complaining about Ealey’s fumble, Garcia did the same thing deep in our territory. I love the Dawgs but i have to say USC is the team to beat.

17 - 3

July 22nd, 2011
10:11 am

Let me guess, this year mighty UGA won’t get unlucky in Jax. LOL, you may win the blogs when no games are played, but you’re lucky to be middle of the pack sec, what was your confrence record last year? When was the last time you beat a team with a winning record. And fat choke boy Grantham’s D couldn’t stop our pathetic offense last year or Tech’s or Auburn…………

edumacated

July 22nd, 2011
10:13 am

That’s right 78 DAWG, we are talented everywhere except the coaching positions.

edumacated

July 22nd, 2011
10:14 am

Hey 17-3, how come you only count the last 20 years? What was the overall record against Georgia again? Thats right.

JD

July 22nd, 2011
10:15 am

Maybe I’m missing something. Can you give me the 9 individuals named to the All- SEC team. Are there two Blair Walsh’s and Boykins on Georgia’s roster?

Cobb Dawg

July 22nd, 2011
10:16 am

Is Walsh punting now? I thought Butler had that duty.

Spurrier

July 22nd, 2011
10:18 am

Ha ha ha! Obviously the media has some sense. Unstoppable domination at your dump of a stadium come September. This game will be over midway through the 2nd Quarter. Richt will be fired, and this time next year, dawg fans will again be preseason National champions, talking abouit their recruiting class. We hang 40 to 60 on the pups. I talk, you listen.

Herschel Talker

July 22nd, 2011
10:27 am

Not one guy on the 1st team defense. Simply embarrassing.

Dirty Dawg

July 22nd, 2011
10:30 am

No problem with this…we’ve got too many question marks for that many cynical sportswriters to go out on a limb with us.

As for Petrino, what we keep forgetting is that the ‘man’ is where he belongs – ‘coaching’ at the college level. This way he can brow-beat, threaten and intimidate ‘kids’ into doing what he wants…the epitome of a Napoleonic leadership style. They’re in constant fear of losing their scholarship and will do anything they’re told. With professional athletes he had to ‘deal’ with men which meant leading because he was a true leader that knew what he was doing and could inspire men to perform like men through pride of accomplishment rather than fear. Those that are successful at the college level but can’t cut it in the pros are all like that – not so sure about Spurrier, don’t see him acting like a ‘little dictator’ with anybody.

Got say, love him or hate him, Steve Spurrier is more fun to listen to in an interview than any of ‘em. Felt good about Mark Richt’s ‘presentation’ and was reminded that the Dooley’s raised a gooden’ in Derek.

Nice to hear that the Mitchell kid may be ‘part’ of the answer to one of our question marks – who’s gonna stretch the field and take up some of the slack with the departure of Green and Durham.

Spurrier

July 22nd, 2011
10:30 am

Scrubby Defense, no imagination on offense, and inept coaching. Nice kicking game though. 5-7.

WDE

July 22nd, 2011
10:30 am

@17 – 3 quick defensive history lessons the new Gator coach was DC at Texas last year had been in place a while and all the players on last years team he recruited. Texas like UGA lost 7 games last year with a “proven” scheme and players to fit that scheme. UGA rolled a new DC and a new D scheme…we lost 7 games TWO of the by 28 or more points..Texas lost 7 games SIX of them by 28 or more points and the other one by 24….still want to moan about our D??

WDE

July 22nd, 2011
10:32 am

Sorry previous posts should have read where the opponents scored 28 or more points..but you get the drift

dawgssux

July 22nd, 2011
10:33 am

17-3—-great comments. Every year these blogs have UGAY winning it all.
I love the comment “best 6-7 team in the country.” It does’t take much to make the UGAY faithful—proud. When they play Boise St. they will need to google the dome since they haven’t played there in several-several year.

WDE

July 22nd, 2011
10:36 am

@Herschel Talker somewhat agree however the post season ALL-SEC team is the one to watch..

DIT

July 22nd, 2011
10:37 am

I would have felt better if they put UGA 3rd or 4th. Then again Bradley already gave us the “Kiss of Death” by predicting that UGA will win the east. Now, that is one mouth that I wish would not have said anything positive about the Dawgs!

SC is the team to beat until someone knocks them off. They will be stout this year. Dawgs have to be ready to go when they come to town!

Top Row Dog

July 22nd, 2011
10:37 am

Georgia almost swept All SEC 1st team Special teams. Drew Butler to return as Ray Guy award winner?

Dawginit.

July 22nd, 2011
10:40 am

Spurrier, SC has scored over 20 one time on the Dawgs since 2002 and you think you might hang 60? And the starting OL is fine, it’s the depth that’s the problem.

oldschooldog

July 22nd, 2011
10:40 am

One FU guy on the list, a third team DL? Wow.

Where is Florida 17-3

July 22nd, 2011
10:40 am

I had to look hard to find a Florida player and finally found a couple on the third team D and specialists. Seems the sportswriters aren’t showing the gators any love. Or maybe Florida doesn’t have much talent this year.

PMC

July 22nd, 2011
10:44 am

Who are the complete tools that picked Ole Miss? They should lose their jobs.

mcg dawg

July 22nd, 2011
10:47 am

You will see what a difference those recruiting stars make against Boise State!

Mr. Dawg

July 22nd, 2011
10:50 am

If this is even a remotely accurate representation of the talent around the SEC it’s no wonder Uraban Meyer closed up his tent and ski-daddled.

Browndog

July 22nd, 2011
10:51 am

Just waiting for Garcia’s next suspension at USC so we can hear Spurrier say it is only number six so he will be playing. Loved Spurrier’s comment that he treated His starting QB just like he would a back-up tight end. Sure he did!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

July 22nd, 2011
10:52 am

Florida is paying for the 2-3 years where it seemingly returned 19-20 starters each year. Every school in the SEC and schools like FSU, S.Florida, Miami used the depth of Florida against them and now Florida is paying for that. Tough problem to have, but I dont feel to damn sorry for them.

gtfanfrom1951

July 22nd, 2011
10:59 am

Florida, South Carolina, UGA

JCM1Dawg

July 22nd, 2011
11:00 am

Coaching staff voted to 7th Team, LOL!! I am being optimistic, I say 7-5 season. Richt will beat Auburn and get a 5 yr extension and $100k bonus.

D BAG TROLLS!

July 22nd, 2011
11:08 am

The JUNKYARD will be similar to a sausage grinder this season. Step right up and see for your self. Payback is a mf b!&!$ and the DAWGS are waiting to cash the checks that your mouth can’t catch!

Psychotic Humor

July 22nd, 2011
11:09 am

That is Drew Butler not Blair Walsh….how do you guys keep your jobs?

Browndog

July 22nd, 2011
11:09 am

Just hope each game is competitive, and if so, will win our share. 8 and 4 most probable, with great improvement in latter half of season.

EDawg71

July 22nd, 2011
11:11 am

Well, I felt really good about our chances because of our schedule, until I saw South Carolina’s schedule. It sets up better than ours (Citadel, East Carolina, Navy, Clemson….).

'94 UGA Alumni

July 22nd, 2011
11:12 am

By the end of the year John Jenkins & Jarvis Jones will be on some All SEC Team defense list barring some kind of injury or academic casualty (maybe even 1st Team). Ogletree may end up there too. Our defense will be better than the SEC Media is given it credit for. Now as far as the offense, all bets are off and personally I am bit worried, especially if one of our OL get hurt.

Last Word

July 22nd, 2011
11:17 am

“No doubt we had the most talented 6-7 team in the country!”

Isn’t that a little like saying, ” We would have won more games, if we hadn’t lost them!”

Swamp People Producer

July 22nd, 2011
11:19 am

We head’n to Flurida next. We’ve heard there are a real noose’ence over there with dumb a$$
Gators. We’s got a plan. Just hang some Bulldog parts on the line and when they bite, as the dumb a$$’$ will, just shoot’em in the kill zone…between the eye’s in that pea brain of theirs…….We cumming, hang on.

Last Word

July 22nd, 2011
11:20 am

Or more like, “We would have won more games if the other team hadn’t beat us!”

JB

July 22nd, 2011
11:25 am

I’m hoping the calling for a FG on the 3 yard line early in the game in the Bowl game was a “teachable moment” for Richt?