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Coaching staff names captains, other postseason awards

As the Alabama Crimson Tide football team gathered in Birmingham for its annual banquet to not only celebrate its SEC Championship and season as a whole, but also to receive confirmation that the Tide will be playing Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship, there were also some personal awards to give out.

Offensive lineman Barrett Jones, offensive lineman Chance Warmack and defensive lineman Damion Square were named team captains and will have their hand and footprints planted in cement near Denny Chimes at A-Day in 2013.

Here is a list of the other awards and the players who received them.

cj Most Valuable Player

Linebacker C.J. Mosley. Mosley led the team in tackles by a longshot with 99, towering above Trey Depriest, who is in second with 56. Mosley also tied the school record for career defensive touchdowns, with three. Mosley’s interception and 16-yard touchdown return against Michigan was his third, tying the mark set by Antonio Langham (1990-1993).

Iron Man Award

Running back T.J. Yeldon, kicker Cade Foster, H-Back Kelly Johnson and defensive lineman Jesse Williams.

tink Unsung Hero Award

Wide receiver Kenny Bell, defensive lineman Quinton Dial, long snapper Carson Tinker (pictured left, 51), linebacker Xzavier Dickson and place kicker Jeremy Shelley (pictured left, 5).

Outstanding Scholar Senior Award

Barrett Jones and Chance Warmack.

Outstanding Defensive Performer Award

C.J. Mosley and cornerback Dee Milliner

Up-Front Award

Defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan, defensive lineman Ed Stinson, offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio and offensive lineman Anthony Steen.

Most Inspiring Player

Damion Square

Commitment to Academic Excellence Award

Linebacker Denzel Devall, cornerback Geno Smith, offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, Quinton Dial and offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio

haha Defensive Achievement Award

Linebacker Adrian Hubbard, cornerback Deion Belue, safety HaHa Clinton-Dix (pictured right returning his interception in the SEC Championship game), and linebacker Trey DePriest

Offensive Achievement Award

Wide receiver Amari Cooper, running back Eddie Lacy, T.J. Yeldon and offensive lineman D.J. Fluker

President’s Award

Jesse Williams, safety Robert Lester, Chance Warmack and wide receiver Kevin Norwood

Special Teams Award

Safety Vinnie Sunseri, punter Cody Mandell, wide receiver/punt returner Christion Jones, safety Landon Collins

Defensive Players of the Year

Linebacker Nico Johnson and Dee Milliner

barrett-aj Offensive Players of the Year

Quarterback AJ McCarron and Barrett Jones (pictured together, left)

Pat Trammell Award

Tight end Michael Williams and Nico Johnson

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All photos courtesy of the AP

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Coaching Staff Players of the Week: Iron Bowl

The Alabama coaching staff has selected eight player for Player of the Week for the week of the 49-0 win in the Iron Bowl over Auburn.

Offense: AJ McCarron, Eddie Lacy, Amari Cooper and Barrett Jones. McCarron threw four touchdowns on 15-for-21 passing and 2aj16  yards. Lacy became the 16th Alabama running back with a 1,000 yard season with his 131 yards on 18 carries. Lacy also scored two touchdowns. Cooper caught five passes, two of them for touchdowns, and 109 yards. This is Cooper’s third 100-yard receiving game of the season as a true freshman. Jones was also named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week and, accoring to UA, did not miss an assignment against Auburn.

Defense: Robert Lester and Jeoffrey Pagan. Lester intercepted one pass on his Senior Day and returned it for 31 yards. He also led the team with five tackles, four of them solo. Pagan had three tackles, 1.5 for a loss and one sack.

Special Teams: Landon Collins and Reggie Ragland. Collins makes it two weeks in a row as being named a special teams players of the week with his two tackles and one punt downed inside the 20. Fellow true freshman Reggie Ragland recorded three assisted tackles on special teams, one inside the 20.

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Barrett Jones not much for the cinema

One of the great stories of the spring was a developing story as Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones and his younger brother, tight end/H-Back Harrison, went back-and-forth regarding Harrison’s girlfriend making him take her to see some movies that are typically reserved for the ladies, to say the least.

Maybe that was more than a brotherly love of sorts. Maybe Barrett has something against movies.

Sports movies, at least. Even when they connect to his beloved Crimson Tide.

Barrett, when asked is he had seen The Junction Boys, a movie about Paul “Bear” Bryant taking a particular Texas A&M team to the sweltering heat of Junction, Texas, for summer camp, could only respond: “Whoa – maybe on ESPN a long time ago.

“The only thing I really remember about it is some guy almost died and they had to put him in ice. I guess yes, but it was a really long time ago.”

Barrett’s move to keep innocent ignorance towards the film (which produced scenes such as this one) has nothing to do with the Alabama connection, but to the genre as a whole.

“Well, it was a movie, so they’re always a little dramatic about things,” Jones said. “Especially football movies are so dramatic. Like high school football, you have huge people who look like they’re probably from the NFL.  They’re like 28. So we don’t quite do things like in the movies.

“It’s hard, but it’s not that hard. We never had anybody die.”

The movie, released in 2002, is based off of a book with the same name published in 2000 and written by Jim Dent.

Fluker the voice of the offensive line

Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker’s voice has been heard, a lot. On the sidelines at Tiger Stadium, he was making sure everyone had their eyes on the prize, and in practice, he gets everyone singing.

Click here to read my story on Fluker and his group.

UPDATE: Below is a video mash-up of the interviews with Warmack and Fluker for the story above.

UPDATE: Center Barrett Jones chimed in on Fluker and his creative outlet known as the Get Your Mind Right song, among other things, in the Wednesday press conference.

Barrett Jones Interview Video: Oct. 30, 2012

Football Player Interviews: Oct. 17, 2012

SI.com’s Midseason All-America Team features ‘Bama

The staff of SportsIllustrated.com has put out its midseason All-American team, a team that is laden with Alabama talent. The 1st-team is as follows.

QB: Geno Smith, West Virginia

RB: Johnathan Franklin, UCLA, and Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada.

WR: Stedman Bailey, West Virginia, and Terrance Williams, Baylor.

TE: Zach Ertz, Stanford.

T: Taylor Lewan, Michigan, and Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M.

G: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, and Chance Warmack, Alabama.

C: Barrett Jones, Alabama.

DL: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina; Will Sutton, Arizona State; and Damontre Moote, Texas A&M.

LB: Jarvis Jones, Georgia; C.J. Mosley, Alabama; Manti Te’o, Notre Dame; Chase Thomas, Stanford.

CB: Jordan Poyer, Oregon State and Dee Milliner, Alabama.

S: Matt Elam, Florida and Eric Reid, LSU.

K: Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson.

P: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State.

Returner: Marcus Murphy, Missouri.

All-Puropse: Dri Archer, Kent State.

Alabama’s D.J. Fluker was on the second-team, along with the following SEC players: T.J. Johnson, Jake Matthews Jr., Kevin Minter, Johnthan Banks and Ace Sanders.

SI.com also put together its Midseason Crystal Ball Watch. It polled its six college football experts (Andy Staples, Stewart Mandel, Holly Anderson, Lars Anderson, Ben Glicksman and Mallory Rubin), and all of them have Alabama and Oregon meeting in the national championship game. All but Holly Anderson have Alabama winning that matchup.

Holly Anderson also predicted that Alabama will lose a game in between now and bowl season and still find a way into the BCS National Championship game. Lars Anderson, on the other hand, predicted that the Tide would win all of its games by 14 or more points.

You can view everything the panel had to say by clicking here.