You guys aren't going to be too happy.
The Big 12 blogs of SB Nation got together to vote on the All Big 12 2009 Preseason Team and as you might guess, the team was dominated by two other schools in the Big 12 South. I'll give you a few seconds to take a guess. In any event, we were asked to only nominating players that we thought had a realistic shot of being named to the all conference team and my nominees were as follows:
You can imagine that I knew that Potts really didn't have a chance to make the team, but I still felt that he's going to have all-conference-like numbers by the time it's all said and done. The rest of them I felt was fairly solid picks and could conceivably be on an all-conference team at the end of the season.
When we were asked to vote, we could not vote for the team that we cover, thus I could not vote for any Red Raiders.
Now, without further delay . . .
The SB Nation 2009 All Big 12 Preseason Team
|CB Dominique Franks, OU||OL Russell Okung, OSU||K Alex Henery, Nebraska|
|CB Perrish Cox, OSU||OL Adam Ulatoski, Texas||KR Dez Bryant, OSU|
|DE Sergio Kindle, Texas||OL Chris Hall, Texas||P Derek Epperson, Baylor|
|DE Auston English, OU||OL Trent Williams, OU|
|DL Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska||OL Kurtis Gregory, Missouri|
|DL Gerald McCoy, OU||QB Sam Bradford, OU|
|LB Joe Pawelek, Baylor||RB Kendall Hunter, OSU|
|LB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri||RB DeMarco Murray, OU|
|LB Travis Lewis, OU||TE Jermaine Gresham, OU|
|S Darrell Stuckey, Kansas||WR Dez Bryant, OSU|
|S Jordan Lake, Baylor||WR Jordan Shipley, Texas|
|WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas|
|FB Matt Clapp, OU|
Obviously, there's a pretty heavy lean towards the Big 12 South, and I was conscious of the fact that I seemed to be voting for quite a few South players and tried to be diligent in reviewing players that it wasn't due to a possible South bias. In any event, where did my fellow SB Nation writers get it wrong, and get it right? I thought Brandon Carter deserved a first team nod and corn blight of Corn Nation did a good job of breaking down offensive lines. Also, you might be able to project Detron Lewis as a first team receiver, but right now his numbers aren't up to par with Bryant, Shipley and Briscoe.
Comments and criticisms encouraged.