Alabama Junior running back Eddie Lacy, right tackle DJ Fluker, and corner back Dee Milliner declared their intentions to forgo their senior season at the University of Alabama and enter the NFL Draft. This has become an annual occurrence at [...]
Following the conclusion of the 2013 BCS National Championship game where the Alabama Crimson Tide dominated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish ESPN sports reporter Chris Low caught up with Linebacker Nico Johnson, Offensive Lineman Chance Warmack and DJ Fluker, as [...]
With 2012 officially in Alabama’s rearview mirror after Monday’s 42-14 rout of Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship, the wait is on for the respective decisions of three Crimson Tide juniors who are pondering an early jump to the NFL. Cornerback Dee Milliner, projected by many as a potential top 10 pick, said he would begin the decision-making process today.
Zach Mettenberger has been a little inconsistent in his first season as the LSU starting quarterback. But you won’t hear that from an Alabama defensive back.
The top two playmakers on Alabama’s defense made the cut for one of college football’s top honors. Cornerback Dee Milliner and linebacker C.J. Mosley are two of 16 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top defensive player.
Of the 120-plus plays Saturday night in Alabama’s 38-7 victory over Mississippi State, some were bigger than others. A couple were the biggest, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said. “I think there were two really critical plays in the game,” he said. He was referring to Dee Milliner’s block of a field-goal attempt in the first quarter and Robert Lester’s end-zone interception in the third-quarter that snuffed a 16-play, 97-yard drive.
Since it gave up two long passes by Denard Robinson in a season-opening 41-14 victory over Michigan, Alabama’s defense has not been challenged much by deep passes. That’s almost certain to change when the Crimson Tide plays at 6 p.m. CDT Saturday at Tennessee. Is Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner looking forward to being tested?
As a junior and a veteran in Alabama’s secondary, Dee Milliner has quickly become one of Alabama’s go-to interviewees. If he keeps playing like he did Saturday against Michigan, he’ll certainly maintain that role.
As a veteran and as a cornerback, Dee Milliner is able to provide a unique and respected opinion about the progress of Alabama’s offense. He lines up every day against the unit’s wide receivers, so he knows who is making strides and who is, perhaps, easier to cover. He can also provide plenty of perspective on the guys who are throwing those passes.
How does it feel to be the old guy in the Alabama football team’s secondary? That was the first question Dee Milliner was asked after Monday’s practice.
Dee Milliner is a veteran cornerback on the Alabama football team. Kevin Norwood is a junior wide receiver who has been waiting for the opportunity that he appears to be getting right now. What does Milliner have to say about Norwood? “I’m seeing great things,” Milliner said Monday. “As you saw in the championship game, he can be one of those guys that could be a great wide receiver at Alabama. He’s just been working in the summer, and coming into fall in camp, he’s working and could be one of the guys that stand out at receiver.”
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – An 11 a.m. kickoff, 2:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.? What is Alabama sophomore cornerback Dee Milliner’s preference? It doesn’t matter, he says in this video. What does he do to kill time during the day before a night game? “Listen to my iPod, look at the plays, just relax,” he said. Apologies for a technical difficulty that cut off the beginning of this interview.
Watch Alabama practice with players such as Dee Milliner, Robert Lester, Duron Carter and AJ McCarron (video)
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – There’s plenty to watch in this Tuesday practice video from No. 3 Alabama as it prepares for No. 14 Arkansas. Dee Milliner returned to practice after missing Monday with an undisclosed illness. See what Duron Carter is up to…