Midterms are the time of the semester when teachers have a pretty good idea of who's going to be falling on the low side of that famous bell curve.
At the halfway point of the 2009 football season, the SEC classroom has several players who have been playing hooky for too long.
Here are a few of the SEC's "best" who have not been living up to the reputation.
Julio Jones - Alabama - Wide Receiver
Last year, Julio Jones came into Tuscaloosa as one of the highest rated freshmen in the league.
The first half of 2009 was good to Jones who scored four touchdowns in his first five games. Since his touchdown against Georgia on September 27, 2008, he has been quiet. Jones went one day short of a year before reaching the end zone again with a touchdown grab against Arkansas.
In six games this year, Jones has crossed the 50 yard receiving mark only once. It is safe to say the Julio Jones is a prime candidate for the SEC's most overrated player of the year.
Charles Scott - LSU - Running Back
During his junior season, Scott bulldozed defenses with 1,174 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns in 2009. While LSU has been a dominant team this year, Scott has failed to be a factor.
In six games, Scott has gained only gained 327 yards rushing and only two touchdowns on the ground. He has failed to cross the 100 yard mark in a game and his yards per carry is down significantly from last year.
Richard Samuel and Caleb King - Georgia - Running Backs
While 2009 wasn't predicted to be a standout year for the Bulldogs, the running game was supposed to carry the team.
There was little fear in Athens because both Samuel and King were highly touted recruits who were both capable of filling in behind Knowshon Moreno.
The running game has been stagnant at best with an SEC worst 108 yards per game.
Together, King and Samuel have only rushed for three touchdowns and less than 500 yards. The tandem that was expected to dominate defenses has been unimpressive and a big part of why Georgia has lost three games already.
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