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Sunday, November 30, 2008
Week 14 SEC helmet stickers


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Wow, the regular season is over, which means this is the last time this year we'll award SEC helmet stickers on a conference-wide basis:

Glen Coffee, running back, Alabama: If Alabama coach Nick Saban had gone out and had a mad scientist invent the perfect running back for this offense, he couldn't have created anybody better than Coffee. The guy runs like every play is his last, hits it up in there as well as anybody, yet has also shown the speed to break away. Coffee had 144 yards on 20 carries against Auburn and now has 1,235 yards for the season, which ranks seventh on the Alabama single-season list. He's averaging 6.2 yards per carry, which leads all SEC runners who've carried the ball at least 100 times this season.

Tyrone Nix, defensive coordinator, Ole Miss: Talk about dialing up a defense. Nix had his Ole Miss defenders shooting the gaps from everywhere in the 45-0 rout of Mississippi State. The Rebels finished with a school-record 11 sacks and now have a staggering 105 tackles for loss on the season. This is a defense that has played lights out the entire second half of the season, and Nix deserves his props. The Rebels haven't allowed more than 13 points in any of their last four games.

Casey Dick, quarterback, Arkansas: Dick will be the first to tell you that his career was filled with highs and lows. But he went out in style on Friday when he came off the bench in the second half to fill in for his brother, Nathan, and rally Arkansas from a 16-point deficit in a 31-30 win over LSU. Playing in his final college game, Dick threw the game-winner with 22 seconds left, a 24-yard touchdown pass to London Crawford on a fourth-and-1 play.

Phillip Fulmer, head coach, Tennessee: Fulmer was fittingly carried off the field on players' shoulders Saturday after coaching the Vols to a 28-10 victory over Kentucky in his final game at Tennessee. His contribution to the university has transcended the 152 games and championships he won. His entire body of work at Tennessee will certainly warrant strong Hall of Fame consideration. He just didn't win enough games against the people that count here lately, another reminder that college football truly is big business.

Tim Tebow, quarterback, Florida: If the Heisman Trophy truly is about the best football player in the country, then Tebow gets my vote for the second straight year. He passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in the 45-15 win over Florida State. In the rain and the mud, he slugged his way to 80 yards rushing on 16 carries, threw a key block on Percy Harvin's 9-yard touchdown run, saved a touchdown after a Florida State fumble recovery and recovered one of his own teammate's fumbles in the second half. The guy never quits competing.