Alabama names players of week for GSU win

The Alabama Crimson Tide named players of the week. The official release from the University follows below:

ALABAMA COACHING STAFF NAMES PLAYERS OF THE WEEK FOLLOWING GSU WIN
A total of seven Crimson Tide players were named players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff following Thursday night’s victory over Georgia State. Center William Vlachos and wide receiver Darius Hanks were named on offense while linebacker Chris Jordan and cornerback Dee Milliner were recognized on defense. Brandon Gibson, Chavis Williams and Jerrell Harris received the honor on special teams.

Vlachos helped clear the way for the Crimson Tide to total 478 yards as well as put 63 points on the board. Although the first line played less than a half, Vlachos had the top grade with no penalties, no pressures, no sacks and no missed assignments. The Crimson Tide led 42-7 at the intermission. Hanks caught two passes for 23 yards but also did an outstanding job blocking in the run game and for several successful wide receiver screens.

The defense did not allow a score as Georgia State’s lone touchdown came on a kickoff return. Jordan had a big game in terms of production as he totaled five tackles (four solo) with 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack and an interception which he returned 25 yards. Milliner, a true freshman, added four tackles (all solo) with 2.0 TFL, an interception and broke up another pass. UA had four interceptions in the game and now leads the nation in that category with 21.

Gibson and Williams teamed up to block a punt for a touchdown to lead the special teams. Midway through the second quarter, Williams broke through for the block and Gibson picked it up and ran 22 yards for the score to put UA up 35-0. Gibson also recovered a fumble as a member of the kick coverage team. Williams finished the day with two tackles while Harris had five. Both saw action at linebacker and on special teams Thursday. Harris was also credited with a tackle for loss and two QB hurries.

Through 11 games, Julio Jones and Trent Richardson lead the team with seven appearances each. Mark Barron is next with six appearances on the coaching staff’s player of the week list.

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  1. 5
    bamatruth

    spread option can`t be defended by alabama we had trouble with ga. st. thursday night when they ran it just a handful of plays. auburn will slash and gash us left and right friday so lets all prepare for it and hope and pray we can keep it close! im right and the majority of bama fans that are realists know i am right. dont get me wrong i hope and pray we can get the w but just dont see it happening!

  2. 6
    crimson hammah

    2 wings of the AU fanbase – ignorant inbreds on the plains because they are homers..er.and au grads b/c they are obligated to root for their alma mater

  3. 8
    crimson hammah

    15% of AU fans good people – the rest that the think AU is not in harm’s way are the black goats of the state and perpetuate the culture of corruption at AU.

  4. 9
    Crimsonite

    BT you’re an idiot! Ga State only running the spread option a few times makes it difficult to be ready for it. Barnie runs it on every play. And what the phuck do you call problems moron? They suprised us on the first pass play of the game and later they had a 12 yard run out of the Wildcat, not the spread. Those two plays amounted to 50% of their offense for the whole night and substitutes including people who had never been on the field before played nearly 3 quarters. Ga State is just as good as Chattanooga who Barnie gave up 24 to. And just what phucking offense do you think Miss St runs, dork. They should have beat both Barnie and LSWho. The Corndogs couldn’t stop them at all. But we stomped the shite out of them and completely shut down their running QB and spread option. Dude, you need to learn some phucking football before you make statements like that. No doubt Newton, Dwyer and McCalebb are going to give us some problems. but they are going up against the best defense in the SEC. They won’t present near the problems for us that McElroy, Ingram, Richardson, Julio, Maze, Hanks and Dial are going to present for their suck arse defense. The difference in offensive and defensive points for both teams gives Bama statistically at least a touchdown advantange. They have one man on defense that could phuck us up – Fartley. But their secondary sucks so bad that Julio, Maze, Hanks and Dial won’t need the running game to help them much. So, if Fartley becomes a problem we can keep Ingram in the backfield to make sure his arse doesn’t get to McElroy. And on defense WE have far more than just one weapon. Besides Chapman and Darius we have 3 great LB’s and what’s turning into the best secondary in the SEC to take care of Barnies running game, and God help ’em if they HAVE to throw againg the nations #1 intercepting secondary. The truth is, I am more confident going into this IB than I was after the first quarter of last years IB. This team seems to be ready to assert itself after a stumbling midseason, and Barnie has yet to play a team as solid across the board as Bama is right now. Bama – 42-24. RTR!

  5. 10
    Crimsonite

    I have no idea what I was thinking when I typed MSU against LSWho in yesterdays game. Brain fart I guess. But you know I meant the Hogs. RTR!

  6. 12
    crimson hammah

    TODD MCSHAY SAID THIS WEEK THAT CAM NEWTON WAS A VINCE YOUNG CLONE BUST IN NFL – FISHER TITANS COACH SAID YOUNG WILL NEVER START FOR TITANS AGAIN

  7. 13
    almighty tmc1

    bamatruth Says:
    November 21st, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    spread option can`t be defended by alabama we had trouble with ga. st.

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    Is that the same spread option as say Tim Tebow and Florida? Or is it the Gus Malzahn Dipsy do trickeroo?
    Everyone seems to be forgetting one factor in the equation.
    The coaches.
    There is no way Gene Chizik and Co. will out-coach Nick Saban. No friggin’ way.
    Who cares about Nick Fairley and Cam Newton and Micheal Dyer. Bama still has the best RB tandem in the country. We still have Marcell Daurues, Dontae Hightower and oh yeah Mac isnt to slouchy either.

    Bama has a Hiesman trophey winner and a future hiesman winner. As well as a butt load of talent.
    Dont let a the record fool you. Bama is still a good team and Nick Saban is still a very good coach.
    I would expect that he will find a way to dial up some defenseive pressure. Ask the original Cam Newton, Tim Tebow. Saban figured if you kept Tebow hemmed up in the pocket he would implode. And he did.
    I think if you force Newton to pass he wont be so stellar. Newton has to stretch the field and beat the Bama secondary.

  8. 14
    crimson hammah

    CAM CAN’T READ A DEFENSE TO SAVE HIS CASH STASH…KEY BAMA 7 8 9 IN THE BOX SHUT DOWN ON EARLY DOWNS AND BAMA STAYS 1 IN INT’S

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