ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum isn't wavering off his stance that Alabama should be the nation's top team heading into next season. Speaking on "
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">McElroy and Cubelic In the Morning," Finebaum revealed that he's still high on the Tide, notable draft losses and transfers notwithstanding.
“I don’t think [my opinion] has changed at all…" Finebaum said. "Alabama will likely begin next season No. 1 in the country and they should."
“It starts at the quarterback position," he explained. "It goes over to the best player in football on the offensive side, the best coach in the country and a lot of young players who I think will step up next year."
“We all saw what happened a week ago tonight," Finebaum continued. "But it’s a long way between now and the beginning of the season and I know there’s a little bit of a panic when you see players popping up and down, but we still don’t know where Alabama finishes in recruiting."
"But perhaps more important than that is who else will end up at Alabama in the portal and I think that’s where I would keep my eye.”
Alabama will see star players Jameson Williams and Christian Harris walk out the door for the NFL next year. However, Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young returns. And no one reloads like Nick Saban when it comes to recruiting.