Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar joined the coaching staff mid-year after, but he's inherited and helped develop one of the most talented groups in the country.

Dunbar, who replaced Bo Davis in May, met with reporters at Chick-fil-A media days and talked about his first year in Tuscaloosa.

"We have some great guys," Dunbar said. "Jonathan Allen, Da'Ron Payne, Dalvin Tomlinson, Da'Shawn Hand, we have some guys who are willing to work and come to work everyday and that's been the fun part about being here at Alabama."

Having that depth along the line also creates a challenge trying to manage a rotation and get everyone on the field.

"It's been great having this kind of talent and guys wanting to get on the field and working hard to get on the field. As a coach, you'll take that everyday."

The players up front in the Alabama defense anchor a group that many consider one of the greatest in program history, but Dunbar doesn't agree with that sentiment.

"Nope because we're still working. We're still a work in progress I'd say. We don't do everything the way it should be but our guys work towards that and I think that's the special thing about this group of guys we have."