Saban admits he's never had returning duo like Young, Anderson

Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks during NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Atlanta.

ATLANTA - Alabama football coach Nick Saban will turn 71 during his 21st season in the Southeastern Conference.

Some years have yielded more returning starters than others for this legendary mentor who won the 2003 national championship at LSU and has added six more titles since taking over the Crimson Tide. One would think Saban has experienced it all by this point, but he's never been accompanied to SEC media days by a more accomplished tandem than junior quarterback Bryce Young and junior outside linebacker Will Anderson.

"To have two players who make such a significant impact on our team as those two guys - I don't recall ever having a circumstance like this," Saban said Tuesday as the four-day event continued inside the College Football Hall of Fame.