TUSCALOOSA _ Running back Mark Ingram was named A-Day MVP and defensive end Marcell Dareus the most valuable lineman for second straight year.
Ingram had nine carries for 92 yards including a 60-yard run around the right end and also had four receptions for 31 yards. Dareus had three tackles, one sack, 1? tackles for a loss and two quarterback hurries.
"It makes me feel pretty good," Dareus said. "Kind of prestigious."
It should be noted, however, that media voting for both awards was conducted at the end of the third quarter. Brandon Gibson had had six receptions for 107 yards in the final quarter to finish with eight catches for 142 yards and the game-winning touchdown.
"It feels good," Gibson said about the 39-yard score. "I'm not trying to get too bashful about it but I just want to do it during the season and try to make the best out of it."
Tide-bits Last year's four team captains participated in the annual Walk of Fame ceremony at Denny Chimes. Cornerback/return specialist Javier Arenas, offensive lineman Mike Johnson and linebacker Rolando McClain had their handprints and footprints placed in cement.
Arenas was presented with the Punt Returner Trophy from the College Football Performance Awards before the scrimmage starter, and at halftime the Touchdown Club of Atlanta presented two awards, Saban with its coach of the year award, and Ingram the player of the year.
Walk-on Zach Goehler handed the punting for both squad and after an exceptionally shaky start finished with 14 punts averaging 36.2 yards. "We really don't have a punter right now," Saban said, adding, "Taylor Pharr was probably the best punter but he had a concussion the other day in practice so he didn't get cleared for the day or he would have been punting today. We're going to have two young guys in that position next year and one of those guys is going to have to come through."
NASCAR driver David Reutimann's No. 00 Toyota was unveiled and made a brief pregame appearance by the northern end zone. Featuring the BCS National Championship logo, it'll be used in next week's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
The A-Day program had the national championship ring on the cover with a black backdrop. Players will receive their rings during a special team dinner Monday.