UGA leads the SEC in All-Freshman team picks

The SEC all-freshman team was announced today.  Georgia lead the conference with six selections, including unanimous selections Ben Jones and AJ Green.  Offensive linemen Cordy Glenn and Justin Anderson, as well as defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson and kicker Blair Walsh were selected by the coaches.

We knew our O-Line was young, but you have to like the fact that two lineman and the center are all-freshman selections, and you have to like the quality experience they got.  It is disappointing that only one defensive player got selected, but with some of the switching around that went on and the lack of freshmen getting significant playing time, it isn’t surprising.  The Blair Walsh pick is ok, but it is also reflective of the dearth of freshman kickers in the league.  He did hit all 47 of his PATs and was eight in the conference in scoring.

Congrats to these DGDs!


3 Responses to “UGA leads the SEC in All-Freshman team picks”

  1. 1 cousinwalter
    December 11, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Blair Walsh is obviously very talented but some of the field goals he missed were easy ones and yet he then would come back hit a tough one. At times it seemed like he was somewhere else(Kickoffs) but I think once he gets his shit together he will be one of the best out there.

  2. 2 bulldoginexile
    December 12, 2008 at 6:59 am

    I definitely agree. Blair has All-American potential. We can debate the kickoff thing all weekend, but I think he was being told to kick there, but can kick it deep (as evidenced at times by his ability to do so). I think the committee thought there was enough of an upside to possible fumbles and other things (preponderance of block in the back penalties on KOs) that led them to think we should directional kick, plus it is the sexy thing to do, as Richt mentioned after the Tech game.

    If it were me, though. I’d kick it to the bridge every time and take my chances.

  3. 3 cousinwalter
    December 12, 2008 at 7:31 am

    What he was being told was to kick inside the twenty but not into the enzone for a touchback. This seemed to be quite an issue in August practice. If it were up to me, I would tell him to kick the bejesus out of it, endzone for a touchback or not. Stop trying to be picky with style points and let the kid do what he was born to do: kick the crap out of it.

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