This is probably one of the years as a fan base we have a lot of gripe when the Coaches SEC awards came out today. First what we all agree on. Charles and Jamont first teamers and Jarvis defensive player of the year (no brainer). Jarvis getting defensive player of the year was like placing first in a competition with no other contestants. He separated himself nationally in February. I'm really happy for Charles, he stepped up his game the last 2 months and the coaches recognized him for it.
Now, the first gripe. Lets start up with the least of the arguments. Jamont for player of the year. Not too much room for argument, especially after Foster put his superman cape on for our game last Wednesday. If want to look at from a half full perspective, maybe this is a little motivation to come back next year and win the award.
Second, Jarvis not on the first or second team. Did any one player affect a team's game plan more than Jarvis. I guess folks put more emphasis on offense. But not second team, come on. Maybe when Jarvis set the record for triple doubles next year, he will garner the attention he deserves. Interesting note: Jarvis is two years removed from high school. Tyrus Thomas 05-06 season two years removed from HS comparision. Poor man's Tyrus Thomas, I think not the stats dont't lie:
Jarvis SEC stats: PPG 8.8 RPG 7.8 BPG 4.8 6'9" 210 lbs
Tyrus SEC stats: PPG 10.2 RPG 7.8 BPG 2.7 6'9" 215 lbs
And last but not least, Coach of the Year. Most agree on Earl the Pearl, but Billy Bluecat? Oh well Rick just keep doing your job, I personally and the bulldog faithful appreciate he job you've done. Personally, I think Rick has taken his game coaching to a whole other level this season. The records were the same and we get no love, so the other coaches thought Billy Bluecat got the nod over Rick. Well, lets see if we agree with the AP more than the coaches. Agree, disagree, what do your think?
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