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.
“Get your mind right!” isn’t just D.J. Fluker’s favorite phrase, as Alabama football teammate Chance Warmack revealed Monday. Warmack got that phrase right, all right. “Oh yeah, we wrote a little song on that,” Fluker said after Tuesday’s practice. How does that song go?
Alabama O-line focused on chemistry, not high praise from opposing coaches, says D.J. Fluker (video)
Coaches are often over the top with the kind of flattery they give their upcoming opponent. It’s only a matter of time before we start to hear about how strong some of the SEC’s Sun Belt opponents are. Regardless, the recent comments from Michigan coach Brady Hoke are worth acknowledging. His focus was directed at Alabama’s offensive line, which is loaded with experience and players projected to thrive at the next level.
D.J. Fluker had heard it before from his coaching staff; that anybody on the team can show leadership. That message didn’t quite sink in for the University of Alabama offensive lineman in his first three years on campus, but the fourth-year junior has embraced the concept in the preseason.
With the start of fall classes at the University of Alabama still a couple of weeks away, focusing on football should be a little easier for Alabama during fall camp. But it’s not easy for D.J. Fluker. Without offering any specific details, the UA right tackle said he has been trying to set aside some recent personal problems at a time when he’d like to be worried about nothing but football.
This is the time of year when once upon a time the greatest interests among Alabama fans were the national championship and bowl game and recruiting. These days an additional topic is that of which underclassmen will leave the Crimson Tide to try the National Football League.
TUSCALOOSA – Speculation on which University of Alabama underclassmen might be considering an early jump to the National Football League was reduced by one Monday when right tackle D.J. Fluker said he would return to UA for his fourth-year junior season in 2012. “I know there have been a few stories and different things out on the message boards lately about me possibly leaving school early. I want to go ahead and put all of that to rest and make it clear that my intentions are to stay in school,” Fluker said. “At my position, I still have a lot to learn in order to mold myself into the best offensive tackle I can be.”
Fluker, a sophomore, would be eligible for the NFL draft because he would be three years removed from high school. That would make him a fourth-year junior in 2012. An Alabama spokesman issued the statement via email. Here is the statement in its entirety. “I know there have been a few stories and different things out on the message boards lately about me possibly leaving school early,” Fluker said in a written statement. “I want to go ahead and put all of that to rest and make it clear that my intentions are to stay in school. At my position, I still have a lot to learn in order to mold myself into the best offensive tackle I can be.