Re: My dark horses
Here's a more detail account of Vlachos accomplishments:
first-team All-SEC by league coaches and the Associated Press
(Ben Jones is on the second team).
missed only eight assignments in 733 plays
two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Florida and Auburn).
not allowing a sack to the talented Nittany Lion front seven ... graded out a team-best 91 percent ... earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Alabama coaching staff.
Florida: Was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week and a the UA coaches Offensive Player of the Week ... graded out at at team-best 91 percent with a season-best six pancake blocks ... the Tide did not surrender a sack.
Mississippi: Graded out at a team-best 91 percent ... did not allow a sack.
Tennessee: did not allow a sack
LSU: Helped Alabama account for 295 yards of offense against one of the nation’s best defenses, including 169 yards from scrimmage for Richardson.
Mississippi State: Graded out at 90 percent with two pancake blocks ... turned in an outstanding game on the offensive front as the Tide was missing All-American Barrett Jones ... did not allow a sack
Auburn: Was selected as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Iron Bowl win ... graded out at a season-high 97 percent to lead the team ... also named Alabama Offensive Player of the Week.
LSU (BCS National Championship Game): His played along the offensive front helped the Crimson Tide secure its second national championship in the last three years ... helped open holes for 384 yards of total offense, including 234 through the air and 150 yards on the ground — the most allowed by LSU this season ... cleared a path for Richardson to rush for 96 yards — also the most allowed to a single rusher by the Tigers in 2011
Overall, he graded above 90% 7 times, best on the team.