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Cobb named All-SEC by ESPN; most valuable player?

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A day after being named to the Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team, ESPN.com's Chris Low has picked Randall Cobb for his All-SEC team (the full list is below).

Cobb, the only Wildcat to make Low's team, was selected as an all-purpose player. The sophomore do-it-all was third in the SEC with 147.2 all-purpose yards per game. The Alcoa, Tenn., crossed the goal line 15 times this season, second only to Heisman Trophy candidate Mark Ingram.

Low said his list has "No biases. No slant. No trying to take care of every team. No career achievement awards. Just the best players in the SEC this season with heavy emphasis placed on how they did against league competition."

So having said that, I ask you this: If we're talking no biases, no team affiliations, is Cobb the most valuable player to his team in the SEC? Does UK goes 7-5 without Cobb? Does it even go to a bowl?

Ingram and Tim Tebow are the two of the best players in the conference, but I argue that no player means more to his team than Cobb. Am I crazy? I don't know. 

What say you?

Update: Apparently I must be crazy after all.

The SEC coaches just unveiled their All-SEC team (which you can find here), and Cobb didn't make the cut -- on either team. Somehow -- and I'm not sure how it happens -- Cobb failed to get selected for either the first team or the second team.

The SEC coaches' team does not have an all-purpose category, so statistically his numbers didn't add up to some of the other players, but I'm not sure how one of the league's most dynamic players isn't noticed by the guys who watch them the most.

In all seriousness, it rivals the mistake Steve Spurrier made with Tim Tebow in the preseason.

Nonetheless, congratulations to the players that did make it, including Wildcat Corey Peters, who made the first team, and UK players Micah Johnson, Zipp Duncan and Trevard Lindley, who were all selected to the second team.

OFFENSE
QB -- Ryan Mallett, So., Arkansas
RB -- Mark Ingram, Jr., Alabama
RB -- Anthony Dixon, Sr., Mississippi State
AP -- Randall Cobb, So., Kentucky
WR -- Shay Hodge, Sr., Ole Miss
WR -- A.J. Green, So., Georgia
TE -- Aaron Hernandez, Jr., Florida
OL -- John Jerry, Sr. Ole Miss
OL -- Mike Johnson, Sr., Alabama
OL -- Chris Scott, Sr., Tennessee
OL -- Mike Pouncey, Jr., Florida
C -- Maurkice Pouncey, Jr., Florida

DEFENSE
DE -- Antonio Coleman, Sr., Auburn
DE -- Pernell McPhee, Jr., Mississippi State
DT -- Dan Williams, Sr., Tennessee
DT -- Malcolm Sheppard, Sr., Arkansas
LB -- Eric Norwood, Sr., South Carolina
LB -- Rolando McClain, Jr., Alabama
LB -- Brandon Spikes, Sr., Florida
DB -- Joe Haden, Jr., Florida
DB -- Patrick Peterson, So., LSU
DB -- Javier Arenas, Sr., Alabama
DB -- Eric Berry, Sr., Tennessee

SPECIAL TEAMS
K -- Leigh Tiffin, Sr., Alabama
P -- Drew Butler, So., Georgia
KR -- Warren Norman, Fr., Vanderbilt
PR -- Javier Arenas, Sr., Alabama  

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your not crazy. the SEC coaches are. Randall Cobb for Heisman next year.

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