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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: 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: Mississippi State

The Alabama coaching staff has named its Players of the Week for the week of the Mississippi State game.

Offense: Chance Warmack, Michael Williams and T.J. Yeldon. Warmack, also named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, had four pancake blocks to go along with no penalties in the win. Williams caught five passes for 38 yards, one of which was a nine-yard touchdown reception. Yeldon took the team lead for rushing yards after his 10-carry, 84 yard performance gave him 649 on the season.

Defense: C.J. Mosley and Denzel Devall. Mosley makes his way back to the Players of the Week list, now only missing one week. Mosley was credited with seven tackles, four of them solo efforts, and a quarterback hurry. Devall, a true freshman, imposed his will on the Bulldog pocket with two tackles for a loss, one sack and two quarterback hurries.

Special Teams: John Fulton, Christion Jones, Cyrus Jones and Cody Mandell. Fulton notched two special teams tackles in the game and downed one of Mandell’s punts at the 2-yard-line. Christion Jones forced two fumbles in special teams units to go along with his one reception for 22 yards. Cyrus Jones had two kick returns for 76 yards, including the game-opening 41-yard return. Mandell punted five times for an average of 42.2 yards.three landing inside the 20, with a long of 61.

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.

Coaching Staff Players of the Week: Missouri week

The Alabama coaching staff has selected its Players of the Week for the week of the Missouri game, and they are as follows.

Offense: Barrett Jones, Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon. Jones helped the offense grade at 92 percent with the coaching staff while committing no penalties and having no bad snaps. Jones also led the offensive line to allow no sacks and no hurries. Lacy carried the ball 18 times for a career-high 177 yards against the Tigers for three touchdowns, one of them on a 73-yard run. Yeldon also had a career-high with 144 yards on 18 carries and two scores, one of them completed with an acrobatic leap into the endzone.

Defense: C.J. Mosley and Dee Milliner. Mosley continued his streak, being named a Player of the Week every week of the season, after notching 12 tackles, including one sack, to go along with a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry. Mosley was also named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Milliner tallied four tackles, one for a loss, in addition to a forced fumble and a pass break-up.

Special Teams: Landon Collins, Brent Calloway and Jeremy Shelley. Collins, a true freshman, blocked a punt in the first quarter that set Alabama up for a touchdown. Calloway had two tackles on special teams units, one of them inside the 20. Shelley has yet to miss a kick this season after a 6-for-6 performance on extra points in Columbia.

Coaching Staff Players of the Week: Ole Miss

The Alabama coaching staff has named its Players of the Week for Ole Miss via statement, as the Tide gets an off day to start its bye week.

Offense: Amari Cooper and D.J. Fluker. Cooper was the breakout star of the game, continuing his impressive true freshman campaign with eight receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Cooper also caught two passes that converted on third down other than his two touchdowns. Fluker was honored for the second-straight week.

Defense: C.J. Mosley and Dee Milliner. Mosley has yet to go a week without being named Player of the Week. Mosley led the team in tackles again against Ole Miss with 11, now leading the team for the season with 39. Milliner added four tackles, four pass breakups, an interception and half of a sack.

Special Teams: Christion Jones and Jeremy Shelley. Jones had Alabama’s first kick return for a touchdown since Trent Richardson ran a kickoff back against Duke in 2010. Jones was also named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. Shelley was a perfect 4-4 on field goals against the Rebels: two from 28 yards, one from 26 and one from 24.

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.