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Coaches name Aaron Murray All-SEC over Johnny Manziel

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The SEC coaches have spoken, and apparently they don’t expect Johnny Football to top his Heisman-winning 2012 season.

The conference released its preseason All-SEC teams Thursday afternoon, and there was what some would consider a surprise at the quarterback position.  The 14 coaches, who can’t vote for their own players, tabbed Georgia’s Aaron Murray as the first-team SEC quarterback over Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel (second-team) and Alabama’s AJ McCarron (third-team).

The media voted Manziel first-team All-SEC last month.

After the 2012 regular season, the conference quarterback pecking order was Manziel on the first-team and McCarron on the second-team.

Per the conference, Alabama placed a league-high 16 players on the three teams.  The Tide’s five first-team selections were also tops in the conference.  Georgia and LSU had eight selections apiece, followed by Florida and Tennessee with seven each.

Florida, Georgia, LSU and Vanderbilt all placed three players on the first-team, while Arkansas, South Carolina and Tennessee had two apiece.  All told, 11 of the 14 SEC teams placed players on the first-team squad.

QB – Aaron Murray, Georgia
RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
WR – Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
TE – Arthur Lynch, Georgia
OL – Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OL – Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
OL – Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
OL – Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
C – Travis Swanson, Arkansas

QB – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State
RB – Tre Mason, Auburn
WR – Mike Evans, Texas A&M
WR – Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss
TE – Rory Anderson, South Carolina
OL – Anthony Steen, Alabama
OL – Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee
OL – Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt
OL – *A.J. Cann, South Carolina
OL – *Chris Burnette, Georgia
OL – *Zach Fulton, Tennessee
OL – *Jon Halapio, Florida
C – Reese Dismukes, Auburn

QB – AJ McCarron, Alabama
RB – Alfred Blue, LSU
RB – Keith Marshall, Georgia
WR – *Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
WR – *Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
WR – *Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
TE – *Brian Vogler, Alabama
TE – *C.J. Uzomah, Auburn
OL – La’el Collins, LSU
OL – David Hurd, Arkansas
OL – Justin Britt, Missouri
OL – Aaron Morris, Ole Miss
C – James Stone, Tennessee


DL – Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL – Dominique Easley, Florida
DL – Anthony Johnson, LSU
DL – Chris Smith, Arkansas
LB – C.J. Mosley, Alabama
LB – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
LB – Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
DB – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
DB – Craig Loston, LSU
DB – Andre Hal, Vanderbilt
DB – Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida

DL – Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
DL – Daniel McCullers, Tennessee
DL – *Ed Stinson, Alabama
DL – *Xzavier Dickson, Alabama
DL – *Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama
LB – Lamin Barrow, LSU
LB – Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
LB – Adrian Hubbard, Alabama
DB – Damian Swann, Georgia
DB – Marcus Roberson, Florida
DB – E.J. Gaines, Missouri
DB – Deion Belue, Alabama

DL – *Dee Ford, Auburn
DL – *C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss
DL – *Ronald Powell, Florida
DL – *Alvin Dupree, Kentucky
DL – *Denico Autry, Mississippi State
LB – Avery Williamson, Kentucky
LB – Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
LB – *Ronald Powell, Florida
LB – *Trey DePriest, Alabama
DB – Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M
DB – Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State
DB – Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama
DB – Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss

PK – Carey Spear, Vanderbilt
P – Kyle Christy, Florida
RS – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
AP – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina

PK – Cody Parkey, Auburn
P – *Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss
P – *Cody Mandell, Alabama
P – *Steven Clark, Auburn
RS – Marcus Murphy, Missouri
AP – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU

PK – *Andrew Baggett, Missouri
PK – *Zach Hocker, Arkansas
P – Michael Palardy, Tennessee
RS – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina
AP – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State

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10 Responses to “Coaches name Aaron Murray All-SEC over Johnny Manziel”
  1. benvincible says: Aug 22, 2013 12:04 PM

    Uncle Nate:

    “don’t worry Johnny… all off season P.R. is good off season P.R.”


  2. kinggator says: Aug 22, 2013 12:46 PM

    The SEC isn’t a fan of “Johnny Come Lately”. AJ is 3rd team but will probably be holding the trophy that actually matters the most at the end of the season. (and the BCS title too).
    Johnny is first team All-Party though!

  3. mogogo1 says: Aug 22, 2013 1:07 PM

    Are there patches for letter jackets for “Preseason All Conference Third Team-Coaches Poll”?

  4. fnc111 says: Aug 22, 2013 1:37 PM

    I’m taking a dump right now while reading up on the latest cfball. You can’t have any more fun than that.

  5. autigersteve says: Aug 22, 2013 1:52 PM

    Auburn is representin’ in the Punter/Kicker department … Man its going to be a fun year…

  6. louhudson23 says: Aug 22, 2013 2:27 PM

    One lucky bobble held and 3 quarters of a sleep walking opposition can go a long way….but not this far apparently….

  7. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 22, 2013 3:33 PM

    I’m not real worried about the preseason All SEC team.

    Johnny Manziel wasn’t on any preseason list last year.

  8. sfsugator says: Aug 22, 2013 8:49 PM

    How is AJ third team dude is gonna win his 3rd national title and im not even a bama fan. underrated if you ask me. Fight On.

  9. jonanthans says: Aug 23, 2013 2:39 AM

    AJ Mc in line to win a 3rd NC and he is 3rd Team Qb? How much more does this kid have to prove?

    LSU has NO offensive players on either the 1st OR 2nd team squads? J. Hill may be the best RB in the nation.

    Looks like wishful thinking from the rest of the SEC coaches..

  10. mogreenz says: Aug 23, 2013 3:28 PM

    Taking Johnny Football down a notch is a typical “hey kid !…get off my lawn !” move.

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