On the play he got hurt on last year:
"Definitely, it was a bummer last year. It was the first play so you never know. I could not sleep before the game and was so anxious and then got hurt on the first play. I am anxious but trying to keep my composure."
"I was clipped from behind on the play and got a hairline fracture in my fibula."
On when he felt he was back 100% last year:
"I think it was Michigan. It was when I felt good. It took some time, but I was glad I got back as quickly as I did."
On playing in this Alabama game:
"Just playing those big teams on a big stage is what big time football is all about."
On earning his job preseason:
"I felt like it was my job to keep [this preseason], but getting hurt set me back. I am not going to say it was my job, but I had to earn it."