Originally written on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 12/19/11
The best (and worst) of the season. Today: Freshmen, transfers and other newcomers who made the best of their first shot at the field. 10. OL Hroniss Grasu, Oregon. Grasu took over line calls from departing center Jordan Holmes, and pulled it off without hitch — even with a mostly rebuilt front, the Ducks wound up at or near their 2010 yields in every major category, and led the Pac-12 in rushing, total and scoring offense for the fifth year in a row. And you tell me: How is it possible for an offense to dominate a conference with zero all-conference linemen? 9. P Brad Wing, LSU. Endearingly cocky Australian earned more attention for his stellar swagger than his leg, but his leg was invaluable: LSU led the SEC in net punting and led the nation in return yards allowed, consistently staying ahead of the field position battle thanks to Wing's knack for dropping un-returnable punts inside the 20-yard line. And when the Tigers needed a big boot, he could do that, too: Under the circums...
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