“He played flawlessly for the first game he played in. He certainly didn’t look like a freshman quarterback. They didn’t miss a beat (against Charleston Southern) in terms of the quarterback position.”

Head coach Nick Saban on South Carolina QB Ryan Hilinski

“I don’t really focus on sacks, I just try to focus on, ‘Did I affect (the quarterback), did it lead to somebody else getting a sack,’ — just any kind of disruption.”

Linebacker Terrell Lewis on his approach to pressuring the quarterback

“I get to make plays, I get to be closer to the ball, I get to blitz a lot, I get to cover. I get to show more of what I can do out on the field, which I like doing. That’s fun to me.”

Defensive back Xavier McKinney on playing the “money” position

“He’s always going to do something. That’s the kind of player he is. He just makes plays no matter where he is on the field. Every time he touches the ball I hold my breath, because he’s an explosive punt returner, an explosive receiver. That’s the type of player he is.”

Receiver Jerry Jeudy on punt returner/receiver Jaylen Waddle