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Post Coaches 2008 Preseason All-SEC

Monday July 21, 2008

With only three members on the 2007 postseason All-SEC teams, Georgia might have been one of the most anonymous teams in recent memory to finish the season ranked #2 in the nation.

The 2008 preseason All-SEC teams have been announced. Georgia might start the season ranked #1 in the nation by many polls, but according to the SEC coaches the Bulldogs are just third-best in the SEC when it comes to All-SEC selections. Nine Bulldogs received some mention, trailing defending champion LSU’s 14 and Florida’s 10. Here are Georgia’s selections:

First Team

  • So. RB Knowshon Moreno
  • Sr. LB Dannell Ellerbe

Second Team

  • Sr. WR Mohamed Massaquoi
  • Jr. QB Matthew Stafford
  • Jr. DT Geno Atkins
  • Jr. CB Asher Allen

Third Team

  • Sr. DT Jeff Owens
  • So. LB Rennie Curran
  • Sr. P Brian Mimbs

It’s interesting that not even Trinton Sturdivant made the list from Georgia’s accomplished 2007 offensive line. Only three of the selections were from the offense, so are the coaches hinting that Georgia’s strength is once again on the defense?

Last season no Georgia player named to the preseason team made it onto the postseason team. I doubt that scenario will play out again this year. Brandon Coutu and Brandon Miller were Georgia’s only 2007 preseason All-SEC picks, and Georgia was the only SEC team without a preseason first team member last year. The season turned out pretty well regardless.

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  • How the hell did Rennie “I swam all the way from Liberia to kick your ass” Curran end up on the third team?

  • Buck was really going off on this on 680 yesterday. Said Tyson Jackson was the only DL who deserved to be first team over Geno Atkins. Also was really going off about the fact that the chosen alignment was “3-4” based, which was pretty funny.

    I’ll go out on a limb and say Rennie is destined for life above the third team, though the SEC is deep in LB talent this year.

  • I also found it interesting that they more or less ignored the fullback position. Southerland seems like he belongs out there somewhere.