Shane: Great athletes abound in the SEC

By Shane from Centerpoint
With his sidekick Dont’a Hightower out with an injury Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain took no prisoners in Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium. He devastated the Wildcats with 12 tackles, a momentum shifting interception, and a tipped pass that lead to another pick. The Crimson Tide’s defensive captain also caused a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. At 6’4”and 258 pounds, McClain is a prime example of the elite class of “super-athlete” that can be found throughout the Southeastern Conference.

One of the top tailbacks in the nation also plays for Alabama. Sophomore Mark Ingram (5’10” 215 lbs) has the speed, style, and power of a young Emmitt Smith. He is the top weapon on an Alabama team loaded with offensive talent. Ingram is a complete back who excels in every aspect of the position.

LSU’s Charles Scott is another running-back that will probably play on Sundays next year. He is 240-pound bruiser who is deceptively fast and shifty. Scott has the stamina to wear on a defense and the speed to take it all the way at any time.

The Georgia Bulldogs have one of the best young receivers in the country. A.J. Green stands 6’4”and weighs 210 pounds. He has the ability to get open and excellent focus on the ball after it’s thrown. Green’s hands are huge – if he gets his hands on the ball, he rarely drops it. A.J. has the pro scouts licking their chops.

Georgia has a tackling machine on the other side of the ball. Linebacker Rennie Curan lead the SEC last year and is on pace to do the same this year. At 5’10” and weighing about 220, Curan doesn’t fit the NFL proto-type, but plays superior technique. He puts on a tackling clinic every time he hits the field.

Everybody already knows everything about Florida’s “All-World” Tim Tebow. What else is there to say? He may very well be the greatest football player to ever play the college game. There are some analysts who question whether Tebow’s style will transfer to the NFL, but his opponents in the SEC can attest to his winning capabilities. The truth is that Tim Tebow can beat you a thousand different ways.

The Gators also have one of the top NFL prospects on the defensive side of the field. Brandon Spikes is cut from the mold of all great middle linebackers – he is huge (6’4” 250 lbs) and is the quarterback of the defense – calling all the formations and adjustments. Spikes possesses the unique instinct to always be around the football, making huge plays.

Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State’s big tailback, stands alone as the one Bulldog player who flies under the radar because he is on a very bad team. Dixon goes about 240 and he can easily run over or around would–be tacklers. He will make an excellent short-yardage or “red zone” runner at the next level.

South Carolina’s Erik Norwood is a 6’1”- 250 pound dynamo who can disrupt an offense from the first snap to the last whistle. He is a defensive playmaker – always making a key play when his team needs it the most. Norwood projects to be very successful in the National Football League.

Eric Berry is Tennessee’s version of “thunder and lightning” combined in one player. At 6’1” and 205 pounds, Berry hits like former All-Pro Ronnie Lott, is a “ball hawk”, and has the ability to return an interception all the way every time he makes one. Eric is always around the football. He could potentially be the NFL “rookie of the year” in his first season – he’s that good.

These are ten players – among 100 or more other SEC players on SEC rosters – who will earn big money in the league where they pay them to play. Every player in the above list has a great shot to be selected in the first round, which probably means that one day millions of dollars will line their pockets.

Some of you will be thinking that there are other players who have equal potential to reach the same goals as those mentioned above. Truth is, you’re right! That statement alone says it all about the quality of the talent in the SEC.
—Shane writes a weekly column for the Call News and the Capstone Report.

31 Responses to “Shane: Great athletes abound in the SEC” Subscribe

  1. sctiger82 October 5, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    Having a good day against the Kentucky Girl Scout Troop 42 doesn’t make you NFL material.

  2. capstonereport October 5, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    Kind of like winning against a schedule that makes Boise State’s look tough doesn’t make you worthy of being in the Top 25. :)

  3. E.G. White October 5, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    Uhh oh Shane, that’s your ass! When the Barners come out of hibernation this morning you’re gonna catch hell! Don’t you realize that you’re a predjudice, dumbass Bammer cause you didn’t list every single super star in the SEC; and God forbid that you didn’t mention a single one from the Barn! What in hell were you thinking? ROTFLMAO! RTR!

  4. E.G. White October 5, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    Maybe not you dumbass Barner, but being All American does! What a tard! Go Rojando. RTR!

  5. AUROX October 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    Good list! Go SEC.

  6. elephantstomp October 5, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    Auburn’s Tate and Mcfadden could be on that list too. I have to say, They should be 10-0 going to Georgia. What an awesome Iron Bowl this is setting up to be! Reminds me of the 90’s. RTR

  7. SCREWBAMA October 6, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Let’s not forget about Antonio Coleman and Greg Hardy. Two DE’s who McElroy wants no part of…

  8. Shane's Got Swine Flu October 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    Sheet 4 Brains Shane must have the swine flu… he forgot to mention his boy Elroy: the Heisman leading Bama QB, Caviar Apenis: the all world punt returner or Julio “Cadillac” Jones: who averages .2 TD’s a game this year.

    Maybe its not swine flu, maybe he’s just a pig!

  9. zionhippy2 October 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    is that a picture of your gay lover at the top insaneshane the iceman. the way you whimp out on paul’s show before, you went and got a body guard. if i ever meet you it will take more than that lil boy.your day is coming soon,you can bet on that.

  10. mojoradio October 8, 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    Yo Hippie dippie doodle pants, What is up with that hippopotamus I heard you were walking around the flying monkey with the other night? D@MN boy!!!!

  11. vest4au October 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    Shane from Shinola is a bammer hommer.

  12. elephantstomp October 9, 2009 at 1:12 am #

    My picks for this week: Bama 41 Miss 17, Auburn 40 Arkansas 27, Georgia 23 Tennessee 20, Florida 30 LSU 20, and S Carolina 36 Kentucky 27.RTR

  13. AUROX October 9, 2009 at 8:19 am #

    Elephantstomp…..great minds think alike! Very close to my scores, though I think S Carolina and Kentucky will be a bit lower. 28-17 S Carolinky.

    We just may have a 2 horse race in the West after this weekend! Who’d a thunk it?

  14. elephantstomp October 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    I would really be surprised if Bama isn’t 11-0 Nov. 22, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Auburn is 11-0 Nov. 22. However, LSU isn’t “W” ( for Auburn mostly), but I think it’s time for Auburn to beat Georgia and be 10-1 or 9-2, at worst. Georgia will be a hell of a team in Nov. with all the compitition they’ve seen, and it being Auburn’s 11th game in a row. Either way, Bama wins 38-17. We beat Arky 35-7 (and that was being nice), and will stop Auburn way more than they’ll stop us. RTR

  15. bamasux October 10, 2009 at 7:33 am #

    With the finger pointing starting on the UGA coaching staff, we may see a total meltdown…..especially if Lame cashes that check he’s been writing all year today. Georgia is beginning to look more and more like Auburn of last year. Bad losses, and CLOSE wins. I believe they will limp to the finish, and be very beatable come November. Hell, Auburn nearly beat them last year with our worst team in 15 years, and 2 first round draft picks on their team. I’m just not seeing an “L” this year.

  16. AUROX October 10, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    Whoops, sorry about the bamasux! I’m on an old computer. Should have read AUROX!

  17. AUROX October 10, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    Well, that was a little surprising!! Still on the right track……

  18. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    DWWD: DwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwDDDDuh!! Go Cow pattie!!!

  19. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Gooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Cow Pattie!!!!

    What is up with the ‘No Defense’ Deal, Where is the Tubman when you need him? Oh, that’s right you ran him off and now ‘treno’ shoves one up your bum!!!!

  20. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Didn’t you try to hire that boy?

    Keep it down home, CUZ!!!!!!!!!

  21. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    Yeah I said:
    Keep it down home, CUZ!!!!!!!!!
    Keep it down home, CUZ!!!!!!!!!

  22. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    That’s right:

    Keep it down home, CUZ!!!!!!!!!

  23. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    One more time!!!!

  24. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    Keep it down home, CUZ!!!!!!!!!

  25. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    Yes Sir!

    Can I have it again?

  26. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    You bet!!!!!

    Keep it down home, CUZ!!!!!!!!!

  27. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    Pat Dye says:

    Keep it down home, CUZ!!!!!!!!!

  28. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm #


    Where is my coyote??

    Keep it down home, CUZ!!!!!!!!!

  29. mojoradio October 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    Two Trooper towels please, I need to wipe my a$$!!!!!

  30. Coach O October 11, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    Here’s a couple of towels on the house.

    But hey!

    … keep it down home, Cuz!

  31. mojoradio October 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    Catching an Auburn game is like watching a Monkey try to F a football!!

    And by the way ‘Auburn fans are like flies ‘they eat $hit and pester people!!!’

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