LSU, Florida lead preseason All-SEC selections
Ten Gators, including five first-team selections, are among the 2008 SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team, announced this afternoon by the league office.
LSU may not be getting the preseason love Georgia is garnering from many of the preseason magazines, but the coaches still love the Tigers, who got a league-high 14 on the preseason first, second and third teams. Georgia had nine players, followed by Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina with eight and Tennessee with seven. Kentucky had five, Ole Miss and Mississippi State each with four, Arkansas with three and Vanderbilt with two.
Florida's first-team selections are: quarterback Tim Tebow, tight end Cornelius Ingram, receiver Percy Harvin, linebacker Brandon Spikes and return specialist Brandon James.
The league coaches apprently don't think the Gators have to offer after its starters, since no Gators made second team offense or defense.
Here are the rest of the Gators named:
Third-team offense: OL Jim Tartt, OL Phil Trautwein.
Third-team defense: DB Major Wright, DB Joe Haden, DBWondy Pierre-Louis.