HOOVER, Ala. -- The SEC announced its individual and team choices for preseason media awards on Thursday, with representatives from Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Georgia receiving the lion's share of accolades.
And to no one's surprise, the Crimson Tide were tabbed as the clear favorite to win the SEC West title and subsequent conference championship.
The SEC announced its preseason media all-conference teams and predicted order of finish today, and the Kentucky Wildcats got virtually no love. Alabama was voted the favorite to win the SEC, followed by Auburn, South Carolina and Georgia. UK was picked last in the East.
The media also voted for the order of finish in each division:
It is one of the hottest topics in college sports, so any big media event, like this week’s SEC Media Days, will bring questions about paying college athletes. While most players and coaches, depending on their level of candor, will dance around this delicate subject, South Carolina’s A.J. Cann seems to take after his head coach Steve Spurrier a bit.
The All-SEC guard and Gamecocks...
NOTE: This South Carolina Gamecocks blog is counting down the Top 20 projected players on South Carolina’s 2012 team. Players are measured on overall importance and expected productivity during the upcoming season.
The basics: A.J. Cann is slated to be a starter at offensive guard and likely on the left side. He is a big body at 6'4" 309 pounds that was a starter in...
Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School in Bamberg, S.C. has produced top-tier talent in the past five years. In the SEC, A.J. Cann is the starting left guard at South Carolina and Justin Henderson is moving his way up Kentucky's depth chart at linebacker. It was Vanderbilt to act first among SEC schools in offering Nicholas Halmon, the latest Red Raider with a big upside.