Alabama offensive guard Athony Steen pitched the equivalent of 14 consecutive perfect games: no penalties and no sacks all season. It wasn't enough to get him much recognition on a stellar offensive line, however.
With his long and historic tenure as a leader of this Alabama team, AJ McCarron realizes and embraces the notion that, in the new season, he will shoulder so much more of the responsibility and accountability for his Crimson Tide.
Alabama coach Nick Saban knows there would be nothing gained from leaving the arrests and other misbehavior of the offseason in the past, so he met the issue head-on during the first day of spring practice.
TideNation's best guess at the top 25 players by position during Nick Saban's tenure at Alabama: 11 on offense, 11 on defense and three on special teams during a six-year span that's produced three national championships.