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BrettAtBama Radio: Weekly Podcast

This week, Chris Dodson and I go over the FAU game, preview the Ole Miss game plus several other around the nation in the SEC.

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Coaching Staff Players of the Week: FAU

The Alabama coaching staff has just released its Player of the Week selections for the week of the Florida Atlantic game.

Offense: D.J. Fluker and Eddie Lacy. Lacy notched 106 yards on 15 carries against the Owls for the third 100-yard rushing game of his career. All of his carries came in the first half. Fluker was graded at 92 percent by the coaching staff and led the offensive line to clear the way for 503 total yards of offense, 256 of which on the ground.

Defense: C.J. Mosley and Robert Lester. Mosley led the team in tackles again, with six, and also joined Jeoffrey Pagan on a sack. Mosley has been named Player of the Week every week this season. Lester recorded two tackles, one of them a sack.

Special Teams: Cade Foster, Dee Hart and Vinnie Sunseri. Foster continued his hot 2012 campaign, making two field goals from 46 and 52 yards away. The 52-yard effort was a career long. Hart returned two punts for 28 yards. Sunseri recorded two special teams tackles, one inside the 20, and was the holder for Alabama’s extra point.

Breaking down the media guides: FAU

Here are the key notes from the media guide UA handed out prior to Alabama’s first ever meeting in football with the Florida Atlantic Owls.

Streaking: Alabama has scored 94 unanswered points dating back to the third quarter of the Michigan game.zxcv

Been There, Done That: Alabama has eight players that saw action on both the 2009 and 2011 national title winning teams, including three players that started at least two games in both seasons: Barrett Jones, Michael Williams and Nico Johnson. Damion Square, Jeremy Shelley, Carson Tinker, Chance Warmack and Robert Lester also saw action in both seasons.

Week In, Week Out Fixture: Chance Warmack, Carson Tinker and Robert Lester are tied for having the most consecutive starts, all at 29. Other notables include Cade Foster at 28, D.J. Fluker at 19 and AJ McCarron and Damion Square at 16.

Drawing Connections: While this is both Alabama’s and Saban’s first time facing Florida Atlantic (as a head coach), Saban does have experience in nonconference games against teams from the state. Alabama beat Florida International 40-14 in 2009 under the direction of Saban. His first year with the Tide also featured a 21-14 loss to Florida State.

The Last Time It Happened

Alabama hasn’t returned a kickoff for a touchdown since Trent Richardson did it at Duke in 2010 on a 91-yard effort.

No Alabama player has rushed for 250 yards since Shaun Alexander did it in Baton Rouge in 1996. No player has rushed for 250 against Alabama since Bo Jackson had 256 in the 1983 Iron Bowl.

Neither an Alabama player nor an opposing player has ever rushed for 300 yards.

Follow the Leader: C.J. Mosley leads the team with 23 tackles, 15 of them solo efforts.

Twitter Thursday: Florida Atlantic

This week’s Twitter Thursday is going to start off with a quick look to the next level, as center Barrett Jones tweets something that may have gotten him fined if he were to tweet it when he is in the NFL next year.

Many of his teammates were watching Monday Night Football on ESPN.

Others were watching for more than just the football.

Maybe they were just watching the commercials.

Of course, there’s an Alabama connection here.

Away from MNF, there was the usual shoutout to fans.

Let’s not forget the trash talk amongst teammates.

I know it’s not basketball season yet, but this one is just too good to pass up.

I’m doing it again with a baseball player. I really, really hope this is some movie or song reference I don’t get.

One more funny Tweet.

BREAKING: Duron Carter can’t play for FAU in ’12

As reported by numerous outlets close to the Florida Atlantic football program, former Alabama and now FAU wideout Duron Carter is ineligible to play for the Owls this season.

The NCAA denied his hardship waiver after transferring from Alabama to FAU. Caster, the son of NFL great Cris, now has to sit out for the 2012 season and use his final year of eligibility in the 2013 season. FAU is Carter’s 4th school in as many years.

BrettAtBama Baseball Recap: Feb. 19 vs. FAU

The Crimson Tide’s opening weekend has passed and Alabama finds itself 0-3. Not the best situation to be in, but as head coach Mitch Gaspard stressed, this is a 56-game season. Check out more on the link below. Enjoy!

http://cw.ua.edu/2012/02/20/winless-weekend-makes-for-worst-tide-start-in-60-years/

BrettAtBama Baseball Notes: Feb. 18th vs. FAU

Alabama is now at a 0-2 record following today’s 9-2 loss at the hands of the Florida Atlantic Owls. Here are today’s notes.

Offense: It was better today than yesterday statistically, but the runs stayed the same. Taylor Dugas had a big day, getting three hits, including a double and a triple, while scoring both of Alabama’s runs. The RBIs belong 2B Kenny Roberts and DH Cameron Carlisle. No Tide players struck out more than once, but not a single Alabama batter was walked either. Alabama was beaten in the hitting department again today, notching nine to FAU’s 14.

Pitching: Charley Sullivan started for the Tide. He pitched four innings and gave up six hits and four runs. Every FAU run was earned. Spencer Turnbull gave Alabama three innings and allowed three runs. Alabama’s Jon Keller kept FAU’s scoring at bay for his one inning appearance, in which he threw 16 pitches and allowed two hits.

Score Chart

Team       1  2  3       4  5  6     7  8  9         R  H   E

FAU           2  0  0       0  2  1      2  0  2         9  14  1

Alabama    1  0  0       0  0  0      0  1  0         2   9   1

Other Notes: The first game jitters look to be gone and both teams seem to be warming up. FAU’s Geoff Jiminez hit the first home run of the series today. If Alabama was to lose tomorrow, it would be of historic proportions for sure. I will do more research on it and let you know in the BrettAtBama Recap.

But, I do know this. Alabama once started 0-5…back in 1922. Those five losses were all to minor league teams. Starts like this are pretty atypical when it comes to Alabama baseball’s history, so if you’re freaking out about the two straight losses, it will be ok. Gaspard is far too good of a coach to not have this figured out soon.