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Gators have no offensive players selected on SEC Media's preseason All-SEC team



If you thought the SEC coaches didn't think much of Florida's team based on their preseason poll last week, the media covering the league apparently thinks even less of the Gators.

In the annual SEC Media Days preseason All-SEC team selected by the media covering all 12 SEC schools, Florida didn't have a single player on first, second or third-team offense.

The Gators had one player selected to the second team, junior place kicker Caleb Sturgis.

Three players were selected to the All-SEC third team: DL Dominique Easley, LB Jon Bostic and all-purpose player Trey Burton.

The Gators were picked to finish third in the SEC East behind South Carolina and Georgia. Tennessee, Kentucky and Vanderbilt round out the rest of the East. The Gators were picked to finish sixth overall behind Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia.

In the West, Alabama was picked to finish first, followed by LSU, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Auburn and Mississippi.

 “People are going to talk, they are going to hate it’s just what it is,’’ senior DE William Green said during media days on Wednesday. “People don’t think we’re going to be any good. They think, this guy’s gone, that guy’s gone. They are always more comfortable with names they recognize. But it’s time for some new faces to step up and that’s just how it’s going to be this year.’’

[Last modified: Friday, July 22, 2011 10:52am]


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