TideNation links: Big-game mindset

Alex Scarborough writes: Alabama is accustomed to playing huge season openers. Saturday’s game against Michigan will be no different. Tide coach Nick Saban likes the exposure and experience his program gets in these games.

Greg Ostendorf writes:Insider Alabama commitments and recruits said they enjoy watching the Tide playing in huge games to open the season. Said UA tight end commit O.J. Howard: “Most recruits like the spotlight, so that really helps a lot.”