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UGA Under SEC Radar

OOVER, Ala. (AP) _ No Georgia Bulldogs were to be found among
the first-team All-Southeastern Conference picks today.
The Bulldogs also were picked to finish third in the
Southeastern Conference Eastern Division, behind Florida and
Tennessee in voting by league reporters at S-E-C media days.
If coach Mark Richt felt slighted by those results, he wasn't
showing it.
Richt said -- quote -- ``I don't worry too much about it one way
or another. The one that matters the most is the end of the year.
If we win, we'll have guys on the first-team. If we don't win, we
won't.''
Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden was the only unanimous All-SEC
pick and was joined in the first-team backfield by his own
teammate, running back Felix Jones. Kentucky's Andre' Woodson beat
out Tennessee's Erik Ainge at quarterback.
L-S-U defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and Alabama cornerback
Simeon Castille received the most votes on defense, picked on 78 of
80 ballots.
Georgia lost four games last season, all in the S-E-C, but
finished on a three-game winning streak as quarterback Matthew
Stafford settled into the job.
Strong safety Kelin Johnson said he doesn't mind the lack of
preseason attention. He said -- quote -- ``What matters is the
final reckoning.''
Questions about Stafford's blockers are one reason people aren't
sure about Georgia. Richt said freshman Trinton Sturdivant is the
leading candidate to start at left tackle and redshirt freshman
Chris Davis is penciled in at left guard. Fernando Velasco,
meanwhile, is moving from guard to center.
Richt said -- quote -- ``That more than anything else is why
people aren't giving us much of a chance.''

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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