ATHENS — It was a sub-par season for Georgia as a football team. It’s looking even worse when it comes to individual honors.
Historically bad, actually.
Georgia (7-5 entering the Liberty Bowl) had no players selected by the coaches to the All-SEC first or second team, which was announced on Tuesday afternoon. Yes, zero Georgia players.
That’s the first time Georgia has been shut out of the coaches All-SEC teams since 1990.
South Carolina also had no players selected by the coaches – who could not vote for their own players. Every other SEC team had at least one player named to the first or second team.
Alabama, of course, led the way with 11 players on either the first or second team. Ten SEC schools had at least one player on the first team, while 11 had at least two total players.
Even when Georgia had its most recent down season (2010, going 6-7 and losing the Liberty Bowl) the Bulldogs had six players make the coaches All-SEC team: Justin Houston, Blair Walsh and Clint Boling made first team, while A.J. Green, Orson Charles and Drew Butler made second team.
The Associated Press announces its All-SEC teams later this week. The last time Georgia didn’t have anybody make the AP team was 1956.