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Click here for the people's All-Decade Defense.
All votes are in and the lineup is set. Here's your dream offense of 2000-09 as determined by Doc Saturday readers:
Bryant McKinnie • Miami (1999-2001)
Two-time All-American won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top lineman and finished eighth in Heisman voting in 2001, when he memorably shut out opposing pass rushers for an offense that averaged 43 points per game en route to the national championship.
LeCharles Bentley • Ohio State (1998-2001)
Two-time All-Big Ten center won the Rimington Award as the nation's best center and consensus All-America honors for Jim Tressel's first Buckeye team in 2001. Remembered mainly for oft-referenced "nasty streak."
Larry Fitzgerald • Pittsburgh (2002-03)
The master of the spectacular mid-air catch, Fitzgerald ran the gamut of awards and All-America teams in 2003, when he finished second in Heisman voting for a 92-catch, 22-touchdown masterpiece of a season as just a sophomore. A year of prep school allowed him to take his act to the NFL after just two years with the Panthers.
Reggie Bush • USC (2003-05)
2005 Heisman winner and all-purpose superstar was an integral part of the famed Trojan teams that went 37-2 and were one yard from locking up their third straight national championship in the 2006 Rose Bowl. In his final season, Bush registered an almost unbelievable 8.7 yards per carry and 222 all-purpose yards per game for the decade's most prolific offense, a unit that averaged 580 yards and scored at least 42 points in 10 of 13 games.
Vince Young • Texas (2003-05)
Freakish specimen lived up to his outsized recruiting hype with a 30-2 record as a starter, two of the greatest individual exhibitions in Rose Bowl history and one of the single most dominating seasons ever assembled in 2005, when he became the first player ever over 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 rushing in the same year. The '05 Longhorn offense averaged a staggering 50 points per game and famously ended the USC juggernaut's 34-game winning streak when Young orchestrated two dramatic touchdown drives in the final six minutes of the Rose Bowl to cap Texas' first undefeated, national championship season in 35 years.
Joe Thomas • Wisconsin (2003-06)
Converted tight end started every game over his last three years, paving the way for three different 1,000-yard rushers on teams that combined to go 31-7 and appeared in three straight January bowl games for only the second time in Wisconsin history. Thomas won the Outland as a senior and went with the third pick in the '07 draft.
Adrian Peterson • Oklahoma (2004-06)
Chiseled star was the most hyped incoming back in the country and delivered one of the great freshman seasons in history, pounding out 225 yards in a tough win over Texas on his way to 1,925 yards for the season and a second-place Heisman finish. Peterson missed all or most of 11 games over his last two seasons but still managed to accumulate just over 4,000 yards and 41 touchdowns in just three years -- even including the outings he barely touched the ball because of nagging injuries, Peterson averaged 24 carries per game for his career.
Jake Long • Michigan (2004-07)
Four-year starter finished his decorated career as a two-time All-American, two-time Big Ten lineman of the year and the No. 1 overall pick in the '08 draft, the first offensive lineman since Orlando Pace in 1997 to go with the top pick.
Chase Coffman • Missouri (2005-08)
Towering, sure-handed athlete was the most reliable target on two of the best offenses in Missouri history, finishing with 247 career receptions for more than 2,600 yards and 30 touchdowns. He capped a prolific four-year career with 10 TDs on 90 catches in 2008 for a spread attack that averaged 42 points per game.
Andre Smith • Alabama (2006-08)
Massive (and massively hyped) recruit started every game of his career prior to his suspension in the '09 Sugar Bowl, leaving early with back-to-back All-SEC nods, the Jacobs and Outland trophies and unanimous All-America honors as the Tide surged back to national prominence in 2008.
Michael Crabtree • Texas Tech (2007-08)
Redshirted, incredibly, then broke out with an absurd 134-catch, 1,962-yard, 22-touchdown effort that smashed every freshman record in 2007, then followed that up with a mere 97-catch, 19-touchdown season in 2008 that included the biggest play in Texas Tech history to knock off No. 1 Texas at the last second.
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