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My preseason All-SEC Ballot

Meant to put this out yesterday before it dropped, but wanted to get it out today in the interest of transparency. I will probably concede to most arguments.

 

QUARTERBACK

 

1 #10 Chad Kelly – QB – Ole Miss
2 #11 Joshua Dobbs – QB – Tennessee

 

RUNNING BACK

 

1 #7 Leonard Fournette – RB – LSU
2 #1 Jalen Hurd – RB – Tennessee
3 #27 Nick Chubb – RB – Georgia
4 #7 Ralph Webb – RB – Vanderbilt

 

WIDE RECEIVER

 

1 #3 Calvin Ridley – WR – Alabama
2 #3 Christian Kirk – WR – Texas A&M
3 #8 Fred Ross – WR – Mississippi State
4 #80 Drew Morgan – WR – Arkansas

 

TIGHT END

 

1 #88 O.J. Howard – TE – Alabama
2 #17 Evan Engram – TE – Ole Miss

 

OFF. GUARD/TACKLE

 

1 #74 Cam Robinson – OL – Alabama
2 #70 Dan Skipper – OL – Arkansas
3 #63 Alex Kozan – OL – Auburn
4 #73 Greg Pyke – OL – Georgia
5 #75 Jashon Robertson – OL – Tennessee
6 #71 Dylan Wiesman – OL – Tennessee
7 #65 Avery Gennesy – OL – Texas A&M
8 #73 Austin Golson – OL – Auburn

 

CENTER

 

1 #77 Ethan Pocic – OL – LSU
2 #71 Ross Pierschbacher – OL – Alabama

 

DEFENSIVE LINE

 

1 #15 Myles Garrett – DE – Texas A&M
2 #9 Derek Barnett – DE – Tennessee
3 #93 Jonathan Allen – DL – Alabama
4 #54 Dalvin Tomlinson – DL – Alabama
5 #91 Charles Harris – DL – Missouri
6 #55 Carl Lawson – DE – Auburn
7 #10 Marquis Haynes – DE – Ole Miss
8 #48 Deatrich Wise – DL – Arkansas

 

LINEBACKER

 

1 #10 Reuben Foster – LB – Alabama
2 #21 Jalen Reeves-Maybin – LB – Tennessee
3 #52 Kendell Beckwith – LB – LSU
4 #56 Tim Williams – LB – Alabama
5 #41 Zach Cunningham – LB – Vanderbilt
6 #40 Jarad Davis – LB – Florida

 

DEFENSIVE BACK

 

1 #4 Eddie Jackson – DB – Alabama
2 #23 Cameron Sutton – DB – Tennessee
3 #31 Jalen Tabor – DB – Florida
4 #18 Tre’Davious White – DB – LSU
5 #33 Jamal Adams – DB – LSU
6 #29 Minkah Fitzpatrick – DB – Alabama
7 #20 Marcus Maye – DB – Florida
8 #12 Tony Conner – DB – Ole Miss

 

PLACEKICKER

 

1 #38 Daniel Carlson – PK – Auburn
2 #99 Adam Griffith – PK/P – Alabama

 

PUNTER

 

1 #15 JK Scott – P – Alabama
2 #93 Trevor Daniel – P – Tennessee

 

RETURN SPECIALIST

 

1 #29 Evan Berry – RS – Tennessee
2 #3 Christian Kirk – WR – Texas A&M

 

ALL-PURPOSE

 

1 #3 Christian Kirk – WR – Texas A&M
2 #6 Alvin Kamara – RB – Tennessee

 

WESTERN DIVISION PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

 

1 Alabama
2 LSU
3 Ole Miss
4 Texas A&M
5 Arkansas
6 Auburn
7 Mississippi State

 

EASTERN DIVISION PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

 

1 Tennessee
2 Georgia
3 Florida
4 Missouri
5 Kentucky
6 Vanderbilt
7 South Carolina

 

SEC CHAMPION (Must be your top selection from East/West)

 

1 Alabama

 

Butch Jones SEC Media Days transcript

From the lovely people at ASAP sports.

Butch Jones

Tennessee coach

COMMISSIONER SANKEY: To begin the afternoon, our next coach is Butch Jones.

COACH JONES: Well, thank you, Commissioner. It’s great to see everyone again. As we always talk about, SEC Media Days are always the kickoff to the start of the football season, and obviously everybody is very, very excited about that.

But I think it’s very important. I want to start today off and talk about one of the greatest coaches of all time, regardless of the sport, and that’s Tennessee’s very own Coach Pat Summitt. And I’m very, very grateful for the time that I was able to spend with her. We spent a lot of time together just talking about everything, and we talk about coaching is creating change, changing young adults, and she was able to do that and I’m very blessed and fortunate.

Every day I start my morning off, I look outside my window and I look down at her statue. And so I wanted to make sure I spoke about that, because she’s near and dear to all of our hearts. And everything is about excellence and leaving a legacy, and she definitely did that.

I don’t want to overlook all of the hard work and all of the effort by our coaches and our staff, our players the past few years. We talk about everything having a compound effect, everything adds up and becoming 1 percent better each and every day.

And everything, like I said, adds up and it gets to a point where your program gets in an opportunity like we have to be able to compete week in and week out. We’re going to continue to build the Tennessee football program for sustained success.

And I say that, sustained success. Right now we’re experiencing all-time records, as Commissioner just spoke about, in terms of community service, academics, everything that we do about representing ourselves, graduation rates and now starting to win on the football field.

Three individuals that are representing the University of Tennessee today, not only are they great representatives for the state of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee or VolNation, but I think they’re great representatives for the Southeastern Conference and for all of collegiate football. And I think they’re great stories, and I really encourage you to get around these three young men, because I think they’re some of the finest young men in the country.
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