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Who has the best defense in America? It is debatable between Florida and Alabama. What is not up for argument is that the best defense and defense's reside in the SEC. Eight teams in SEC are in the top 50 for total ypg four in top 15, and eight teams in points pg with four in top 15. Alabama and Florida rate in the top 10 in all but one category and are no lower than 33rd in any.
Also where else in the country do fans know more defensive player's names than offensive? This is the only league in college football that complains about high scoring games. Why? We love our defensive struggles and hard hitting matchups. It is what this league was built on.
The best players in the SEC are on the defensive side of the ball. Oh sure there’s Mallett, Tebow, Snead, Jones, Green, and a slew of running backs, but the other side of the ball is where the Pro scouts go Apecrap.
McClain, Norwood, and Spikes could be the best linebackers in college football, and there are about 25 NFL teams that would trade their linebackers for that Trio in a heartbeat. At DL there is an NFL front on almost all the teams. Mount Cody, G. Hardy, C. Dunlap, Alem, and A. Coleman all could go in the first day of the draft. DB's in the SEC are so fast they are approaching the speed of sound. Eric Berry is probably the best player in college football. Then you have Arenas, Haden, Black, and Jones all of whom could play at the next level.
The sad thing is that I have barley even scratched the surface of Defensive talent scattered throughout this league. That is the statement of the SEC D-Fence!!