Gurley Headlines All-SEC Picks

ATHENS - Eight Georgia football players made the coaches’ All-SEC teams released on Thursday night.

Tailback Todd Gurley, inside linebacker Ramik Wilson and kicker Marshall Morgan led the way as first-team selections.

The SEC’s third-leading tackler from last year was left off, just like he was in the media All-SEC team last month.

Inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera took it in stride.

“I wasn’t on the other ones, I didn’t expect to be on that one,” said Herrera, a senior who was overlooked on preseason award watch lists despite having 112 tackles and an interception last season. “I don’t care about that. We’ll just see when I play. After I played every game last year, they gave me my respect.”

Georgia players making the coaches' second team: offensive tackle John Theus, wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins and cornerback Damian Swann.

“I’ve had my good plays, I’ve had my good games, I’ve put up numbers,” said Swann, looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season. “I don’t think one season could ever define a career. With all the coaches, what they’re saying, I accept it, but I’ve still got a lot to prove. I’ve still got a chip on my shoulder.”

Running back Keith Marshall made the third team.

The coaches saw things the same way as the media except Theus was third-team by the media and defensive lineman Ray Drew didn’t make the coaches’ team after being a third-team media pick

  Greene hired by SEC Network

  Add another former Georgia athlete to the SEC Network’s on-air talent roster.

David Greene, who passed for 11,528 yards as the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback from 2001-04, will host “Film Room,” airing Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m.

He will sit down with a different head coach each week to break down game footage.

“My goal is to bring a new layer of depth to fans on why teams are successful on the field and the mindset of a coach during a game,” Greene said in a statement.

Former Georgia offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb is an analyst to the recently launched network. Former Georgia volleyball and basketball player Maria Taylor is a co-host on the nightly SEC Now and a sideline reporter. UGA alum Tony Barnhart, who has a long career as a sportswriter and broadcaster, also is contributing to studio programming.

  Floyd a surprise preseason All-American pick

  A preseason All-American team came out Thursday that had a Georgia linebacker on it, but maybe not the one you expected.

Redshirt sophomore Leonard Floyd is on ESPN.com’s All-American team that includes three linebackers. He didn’t make the coaches’ or media preseason All-SEC picks.

Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson has made several All-American teams, but he’s not on ESPN’s.

Floyd led Georgia with 6 ½ sacks last year to go along with 55 tackles and 9 ½ tackles for loss.

He practiced Thursday in a regular jersey when the Bulldogs worked out in shorts after being in a non-contact jersey on Tuesday.

Wilson made Fox Sports’ All-American team on Thursday.

Gurley also made both the ESPN and Fox Sports teams.

  This and that

Wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley was in a scout team jersey Thursday as the Bulldogs continued preparations for the Aug. 30 opener against Clemson. He is expected to be suspended for the Clemson game for his marijuana arrest last fall while injured.

Cornerback Devin Bowman (hamstring) practiced in a regular jersey.

Practice was delayed about 30 minutes by lightning.

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