August 30, 2006

Offensive notebook: Wilson ready to lead

When sophomore quarterback John Parker Wilson takes the field Saturday for his first start as the offensive leader of the Tide, he doesn't expect to feel any differently from the times he took the field last year.

"I don't think I'll feel all that different," Wilson said. "With all the preparation and work we've put in I don't think I'll be nervous. I'll just let that stuff take over and let it ease my mind."

Wilson's coaches and teammates have been impressed with the young gunslinger's cool demeanor under pressure and his maturity in handling his new leadership role.

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