Alabama head coach Nick Saban described the team's 2021 season as "a rebuilding year" despite his program reaching the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

"Last year, we had kind of a rebuilding year," Saban said on the "McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning" show on Wednesday.

The Crimson Tide had to replace a quartet of stars on offense when Mac Jones, DeVonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, and Najee Harris entered the 2021 NFL Draft.