The tight end has been one position that has never done much in Alabama's offense. Enter O.J. Howard, part unreal playmaker, part freshman.
Their Crimson Tide careers over, Nick Saban's players find their coach has prepped them for the NFL's off-field demands.
Alabama was expected to beat Auburn, but this wasn't always the case for the Crimson Tide's upperclassmen. That's what made this win memorable.
If you're good enough, it doesn't matter how old you are at Alabama. The Crimson Tide are receiving big plays from freshmen Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon.
Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker was quiet when he came to Tuscaloosa, but he is now a vocal leader.