Why Weren't More SEC Coaches Fired?

A glance at the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team as selected by the head coaches of SEC schools begs the question: Why were only three SEC football coaches fired this year? Alabama's Julio Jones was not a unanimous selection, which indicates there is at least one SEC coach still employed who has the brains of a sackful of hammers.



Julio Jones and three other Alabama freshmen made the SEC All-Freshman Team. But Jones, who set all sorts of Crimson Tide freshman receiving records and was easily one of the most effective pass catchers in the league, was left off the ballot of at least one coach.

Coaches could not vote for their own players.

Just as inexcusable and amazing is that freshman linebacker Dont'a Hightower, who started every game at weakside linebacker for the Tide's 12-1 tea, was not a unanimous selection.

Also making the team from Alabama are running back Mark Ingram, who set Alabama freshman running back record, and offensive tackle John Michael Boswell.

Nine of the 12 SEC squads are represented on the team. Georgia led the way with six selections. Arkansas had five. Alabama, Florida and Vanderbilt had four each.

Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green and center Ben Jones, Vanderbilt linebacker Chris Marve and Auburn punter Clinton Durst were the only unanimous selections.

Green was SEC Freshman of the Year.

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