College football fans have been waiting for the 2010 season ever since the 2009 national title game, and few fanbases are as pumped about the new season as the army of Crimson-painted Alabama fans.
The fact that the Tide is playing lightweight San Jose State fails to put a damper on the excitement, as countless throngs of people will fill the Quad near Bryant-Denny Stadium to eat and enjoy each other's company before watching the Crimson Tide play.
Now, on to the game. Alabama will try to work the kinks out of an inexperienced defense and shake off rust in general.
A game like San Jose State will give some young and new players a chance to contribute to the game and veteran players an opportunity to step into leadership roles. Here are five players who should shine against the SJSU Spartans.