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James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

Posted on: November 29, 2010 11:53 am
Edited on: November 29, 2010 11:54 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

As many schools have wound down their regular season, the time has come for 2010's series of accolades and awards.  There will be predictable nods, deserving players snubbed, and a guarantee of AT LEAST one slightly irrational fan base being furious by the omission of their star player.  The first notable All-America team was released on Monday morning, the AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Team.  

It is the only All-America team that is voted on exclusively by the coaches, and it was not surprising to see the team headlined by Oregon's LaMichael James and Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers.  Auburn fans, don't worry, your boy made the cut.

Check out all of the coaches' selections below:

  

A few notes on the list:

- Despite constant criticism for a "down year," the ACC has as much representation on the list (4) as the SEC and Big 12.  Only the Big Ten (6) produced more players on the 2010 team.  

- As Bryan Fischer pointed out, there were four Texas natives selected to the All-America team.  Outside of TCU's Tank Carder, none of them even play for a school in Texas.  How should that reflect on the in-state universities, particularly Texas head coach Mack Brown?  I know that the 2010 Longhorns would have benefited significantly from a Kendall Hunter or LaMichael James in the backfield.

- There was little turnover from last year's squad, with Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones being the only repeat selection from 2009.  However, the same could be true for next year's list.  Only ten players on the list could return for 2011, and there is no guarantee that they all will.  


Comments

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2010 9:39 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

59 tackles, 41 solo. 7 sacks 2 forced fumbles, one interception, and about 3 blocked extra points



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2010 9:35 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

J.J. Watt was better than Clayborn too!




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Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 3:43 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

I cannot believe Syderwine from Duke is first team when he DID NOT make all ACC.  Hazley from VT is the best place kicker in the ACC and should have been an Allamerican.  Shame on you coaches.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 3:24 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

How in the world could you leave Fairley off of the list??  



Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 2:43 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

Da'Quan Bowers: 61 Tackles, 16 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 INT

Adrian Clayborn: 51 Tackles, 4 Sacks

Jaball Sheard: 45 Tackles, 9 Sacks

Ryan Kerrigan: 70 Tackles, 13 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble

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Nick Fairley: 51 Tackles, 10 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovery, 1 INT

 

How did he not make it on the list?  Seems to me he should be on it over Clayborne and Sheard for sure.




Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 2:17 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

HELLO WHILE HE IS A GREAT PLAYER AND SHOULD BE ON THE LIST DEQUAN BOWERS IS THE BEST DF PLAYER IN CLG FOOTBALL FOLLOWED BY PATRIC PETTERSON



Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 2:15 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

WHAT DO YOU MEAN ? PETTERSON AND BOWERS ARE ON THE LIST




Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 2:03 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

that was my question...how is the best defensive player in college football not on this list???



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2010 1:19 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

Did Nick Fairley dominate too many offensive lines to not make the team?



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 1:18 pm
 

James headlines 2010 Coaches' All-America Team

Trying to figure out how Fairley isn't on this team....  Guess this is their way of getting back at him for being "dirty?"  He's only the most dominant defensive force in the SEC, and much of the nation.  How can he be a finalist for 3 major defensive awards as a Jr and not be on this team.  Ah, it's a joke anyway.  As they said, the ACC has as many players on it as the SEC.  That dooms the list from the beginning.  Heck, what division other than the SEC West, much less, conference, has 5 teams ranked in the BCS right now?



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