SEC week 9 award winners

October, 27, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

You could take just the Florida and Georgia offenses from last week and pick out 10 or 12 guys deserving of honors. I guess they do play a little offense in the SEC after all. Anyway, here are our weekly awards in the SEC:

OFFENSE

Antoine Caldwell, center, Alabama: Georgia's Knowshon Moreno had a great game in the win over LSU, but Caldwell and the Alabama offensive line have been consistently great all season, Caldwell, one of those guys who's a great leader and a great player, was a force against Tennessee. He didn't allow any sacks or pressures and wasn't penalized. The Alabama offensive line also didn't allow any sacks and is playing at a level right now that leads to championships.

DEFENSE

Darryl Gamble, linebacker, Georgia: Dannell Ellerbe's going to have a tough time getting his starting spot back from Gamble, who's filled in the last few weeks for the Bulldogs' injured middle linebacker. Gamble tied an NCAA record for linebackers by intercepting two passes and returning them for touchdowns against LSU. He also capped his record-setting day with a career-high 13 tackles.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Jeffrey Demps, running back, Florida: The great thing about special teams at Florida is that Urban Meyer doesn't care who you are or where you play. If you can contribute on special teams, you're going to get a chance. Demps, the Gators' most dangerous offensive weapon right now, blocked a first-quarter punt against Kentucky to set up a 1-yard touchdown drive. Demps was one of three Gators to have blocked kicks against the Wildcats.

COACH

Stacy Searels, offensive line coach, Georgia: We probably won't get any insight into how he's doing it, because Searels doesn't talk to the media. But he's done a terrific job with an offensive line that's on its fourth different combination and fourth different left tackle. The Bulldogs are playing two true freshmen and one redshirt freshman and more than held their own last week against an LSU defensive line laden with future NFL players.

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