I am having some difficulty wrapping my head around the pseudo-controversy surrounding the all-SEC team. Here are the facts as presented by Chris Low @ESPN:
- Coaches cannot vote for their own players.
- Tim Tebow was not a “unanimous” selection, where “unanimous” is defined as getting 11 votes (see #1).
- Jevan Snead got a vote. Presumably from Urban Meyer, who couldn’t vote for Tebow.
- Nobody else apparently received any votes.
Left unclear: can coaches abstain or cast a tied vote?
Also left unclear: is this supposed to be based on past performance or expected performance in 2009? Tebow clearly has the longer track record than Snead, but I have a mild feeling that Snead will be a more effective quarterback than Tebow in 2009.
Maybe Spurrier voted for Duke or something.