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Post Bulldog defense absent from Preseason All-SEC Coaches Team

Tuesday July 20, 2010

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The good news, if preseason honors mean anything to you, is that six Bulldogs earned a place on the coaches team, and that’s the third-highest of all SEC teams. It’s down from nine honorees last year, but they went three-deep last year. It’s only a two-deep this time. Green, Boling, Walsh, and Butler all earned first-team honors, and Glenn and Boykin were on the second team. Boykin was included as a returner and not as a cornerback.

I don’t think anyone will be or should be surprised by finding zero defenders on the preseason all-conference teams. Many of the key contributors last year – namely the defensive tackles and Curran – are gone. You could argue for the recognition of Justin Houston, but remember that he has taken exactly zero snaps in a game at his new linebacker position. The uncertainty of the effectiveness of the new 3-4 defense as well as the requisite shuffling of positions leaves the Bulldogs with few known entities that would stand out to preseason voters.

Of course the hope is that the Dawgs go from zero to multiple defensive all-conference players after the season. If the 3-4 proves to be effective, Georgia’s defensive stars will draw plenty of attention, especially if the pass rush takes off. There are several guys to watch, and Houston, Boykin, and Rambo are the obvious choices. Don’t be surprised if DeAngelo Tyson ends up on a postseason team – the anchor of the 3-4 is going to have plenty of chances to make a name for himself this year. Who else might break through in 2010?

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  • If teams key in on Houston, it wouldn’t suprise me if Washington makes second team.

  • Aaron Turmon

    July 20th, 2010
    6:57 pm


    as you said, it’s hard to tell who will emerge out of this new defense. With four linebackers on the feild, I’m looking forward to C. Robinson’s play. I think R. Samuel will turn some heads this year as well.