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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

Saban’s squad does some scoreboard watching

BCS Madness sent the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, into a madness of its own as two of the three teams ahead of the Crimson Tide in the BCS standings, Oregon and Kansas State, suffered upset losses.

The reaction was filled with enthusiasm, to say the least (video below), but the reaction for the members of the team was less-than-exciting.

“I had just woke up in my dorm room,” offensive lineman Chance Warmack said. “Somebody was like, ‘Hey, turn on the television.’ I was like, ‘Oh, for real?’ So I clicked on and watched it.”

Running back Eddie Lacy didn’t even watch the chaos begin.

“My brothers told me, and obviously social media networks kind of blew up, too,” he said.

Some made the effort to seek out the games, though.

“I’m a fan of football. I like to watch it,” safety Robert Lester said.

Whether the attention was on the games or not, all attention has now turned to the games separating the Tide from another chance at a national championship.

“The only thing we need to worry about right now is to play our football and not worry about what’s going on outside Alabama and handle it the way we need to handle it,” Lester said.

Lacy added, “You just have to focus on what you have in front of you right now, because if you don’t, most likely the opportunity you have, you might not be able to get to it because you’re thinking ahead and not on what you need to accomplish.”

Here is a video of the fanbase reacting to the upset victories that set Oregon and Kansas State back in the BCS standings, plus a cameo from Alabama center Barrett Jones at the 1:43 mark.

Player Soundoff: Flipping Auburn to Alabama

The Alabama-Auburn rivalry has been deemed as one of the most intense rivalries college football, or football in general, has to offer. However, that may not be the case in recruiting.

While Michigan recruits have been seen burning letters from Ohio State, Alabama and Auburn commits have flipped back-and-forth with the frequency of your commonplace square dancer.

Brent Calloway was committed to Alabama seemingly since the beginning of time, just to flip to the Tigers on Signing Day, before flipping yet again to the Tide before the day was over. T.J. Yeldon made the switch from Auburn to Alabama just in time to enroll early at the Capstone.

Cyrus Kouandjio made the same switch after announcing on national television that he would be attending Auburn. All of the switcheroos came to the celebratory yells of the Crimson Tide Nation as it looked like Nick Saban reuben was becoming an unstoppable force.

Reuben Foster (pictured left, photo from US Presswire), in the Class of 2013, made a similar switch to Calloway’s, undoing an early commitment to Alabama to go with the Tigers.

While the rivalry is heated, maybe it is not as heated on the recruiting trails. Eddie Lacy and Chance Warmack seem to think so.

Chance Warmack Interview Video: Nov. 19, 2012

Coaching Staff Players of the Week: Western Carolina

The Alabama coaching staff has selected its Players of the Week for the week of the Western Carolina game.

Offense: Anthony Steen, Chance Warmack and Michael Williams. The guard duo of Steen and Warmack helped the Tide’s Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon rush for 154 yards in limited action. The starters accumulated 338 yards and 42 points in their 30 minutes of play. Williams caught one pass for 22 yards.

Defense: C.J. Mosley and Nico Johnson. Mosley led the team in tackles (again) with six, one for a loss. Johnson also notched a tackle for a loss on his way to a four-tackle performance.

Special Teams: Landon Collins and Brent Calloway. Collins, a true freshman,  contributed two tackles in kickoff coverage, as did Calloway. Both of Calloway’s stops in kickoff coverage were inside the 20. Collins had one tackle inside the 20 while also downing a punt inside the 10-yard line and forcing a fair catch on another punt.

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.

Alabama Football Player Interviews: Nov. 6, 2012

Chance Warmack, Adrian Hubbard and Damion Square visit with the media to talk about the big road win over LSU and a little bit about the upcoming game with Texas A&M.