It was awfully exciting to see these kids that I have watched since they were @ 6 years old get their shot. Mark definitely did not fail to impress. He put the f'n HAT on someone (I forget the player) on a kickoff in the first half. It was fun to see him so excited. Ya know, in 10+ years of watching him play, I have NEVER seen him that excited. He always talked about acting humble, and he stuck to it. THAT was fun to see him all worked up after the hit. Saban obviously figured out how to push the right buttons with him.
I wish Burton would have gotten his hands on the ball a few more times, but I'm sure Coach has his reasons.
Bottom line: OUR freshmen didn't play like freshmen. They were ready as soon as the clock started moving in game one. Keep on duck huntin' Tubs!