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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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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.

Coaching Staff Players of the Week: Texas A&M

Despite suffering a 29-24 loss at the hands of the Aggies, the coaching staff recognized the following players for their efforts .

Offense: Amari Cooper and Eddie Lacy. Cooper caught six passes for 136 yards, a game-high, including one touchdown of 54 yards that brought Alabama within five points of Texas A&M’s lead and another 50-yard catch in the fourth quarter. Lacy contributed 127 all-purpose yards: 92 of them on the ground on 16 carries and the other 35 on four receptions.

Defense: C.J. Mosley and John Fulton. Mosley led the team with 14 tackles, 9 of them solo efforts, and added a sack that resulted in a loss of eight yards for the Aggies. He extended his lead on the team for total tackles this season, now standing at 83. Mosley was also an Honorable Mention for SEC Player of the Week. Fulton recorded a career-high four pass break-ups while adding five tackles, four of them solo.

Special Teams: Cody Mandell. Mandell averaged 56.5 yards per punt on his four punts against the Aggies. Mandell’s strong performance, including two kicks of 60 yards, put him at No. 14 in the nation in punting with a season average of 44 yards per punt.

Coaching Staff Players of the Week: LSU

The Alabama coaching staff has named its Players of the Week for the week of the Tide’s big road win against LSU.

Offense: D.J. Fluker, Cyrus Kouandjio and Kevin Norwood. Fluker and Kouandjio tied for the team-high with an 89 percent grade from the coaching staff. THe two also combined to help the offensive line lead the way for Alabama to run for 166 yards against the Tigers. Norwood caught five passes for 62 yards, including three-straight on the final touchdown drive.

Defense: Adrian Hubbard and Xzavier Dickson. Hubbard, also named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week, earned a career-high 12 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss and 0.5 sacks. Dickson added five tackles.

Special Teams: Cody Mandell and Vinnie Sunseri. Mandell punted seven times for 45.1 yards per punt, including dropping two inside-the-20. Mandell booted one for 56 yards and another for 55. Sunseri had two of his four tackles in kick coverage.

Coaching Staff Players of the Week: Tennessee

The coaching staff poured on accolades for freshman wideout Amari Cooper, who earned Player of the Week honors in addition to SEC Freshman of the Week. Here’s the complete list from the coaching staff.

Offense: AJ McCarron, Amari Cooper and Michael Williams. McCarron torched the Volunteer defense for 306 yards and four touchdowns on 17-22 passing. After the performance, McCarron is the most statistically efficient quarterback in the nation. Cooper caught two of McCarron’s touchdown passes in his seven catch, 162-yard performance. Williams added two catches for six yards and one touchdown.

Defense: Deion Belue, Dee Milliner and Vinnie Sunseri. Belue contributed a tackle and a pass break-up to go along with Milliner’s five tackles and one pass break-up. Sunseri, playing against his father Sal, had six tackles, one for a loss. The secondary held one of the SEC’s most prolific passing attacks to 282 total yards of offense.

Special Teams: Nico Johnson, Cyrus Jones and T.J. Yeldon. Jones returned punts and kicks for 86 yards against the Volunteers as he took the reigns from Christion Jones. Yeldon plays on the kick return and punt return team in addition to rushing for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson contributed to the punt and punt return teams and finished the game with four total tackles.