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Florida Gators QB Tebow is SEC offensive player of the year

Florida QB Tim Tebow won his second straight SEC offensive player of the year award Monday. Tennessee safety Eric Berry was named defensive player of the year and Alabama's Nick Saban top coach.

Florida junior all-purpose player Percy Harvin and senior OL Phil Trautwein joined the Associated Press' first-team All-SEC offense. Junior LB Brandon Spikes was a unanimous first-team defense pick. Harvin was named to the second team as a receiver, along with DE Jermaine Cunningham, DE Carlos Dunlap and CB Joe Haden. Junior all-purpose player Brandon James, K Jonathan Phillips, C Maurkice Pouncey, OL Mike Pouncey, OL Jason Watkins and S Ahmad Black were honorable mention.

UCF PLAYER IMPROVES: RB Brandon Davis, who collapsed during practice from dehydration last week, could be released from the hospital today.

AUBURN: Tommy Tuberville's mother Olive said her son was fired as coach. The university has said Tuberville left on his own.

NEW MEXICO: Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is the Lobos' new coach.

TENNESSEE: Former coach Phillip Fulmer accepted a job as a special assistant to university president John Petersen.

TEXAS: Quarterback Colt McCoy confirmed he'll return for his senior season.

VIRGINIA: Al Groh will be back as coach, but his son Mike, the offensive coordinator, will not. Assistant head coach and defensive backs coach Steve Bernstein will retire, and defensive line coach Levern Belin intends to pursue other opportunities.

HOW COACHES VOTED: Go to sports.tampabay.com to see how the 61 college coaches voted in the USA Today football poll.

Florida Gators QB Tebow is SEC offensive player of the year 12/08/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 8, 2008 9:25pm]
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