"I think every freshman sort of learns that they have a lot to learn about how to play," Saban said. "You know in some cases they have to learn how to play with the other people that they play with, to communicate, make adjustments, depend on other people, you know, help them, so they can do the right things. You play a team defense in which everybody's got to do their job."
"It's hard to be confident if you don't have knowledge, an understanding of what you're supposed to do and how you're supposed to do it," Saban said. "It always scares me when a guy doesn't know what to do but he's really confident. I'm saying that's like not very smart, I don't think. But it takes a while for these guys to get it. Then they start playing fast. But Tony Brown is going to be a really good player and so is Marlon."