It's still early in his career, but Young's sense of composure has people around the sport abuzz. One coach gushed to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg about a play in the season-opener against Miami when Young threw the ball into the stands rather than take a sack. An NFL scout took one look and said, "That young kid is going to be freaking unbelievable."
Young tied a school record with 10 touchdown passes in his first three games, and he's yet to throw an interception. While Saban said he plays like a veteran, that uncommon poise isn't an accident. It's part of the plan.