Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Will Anderson Jr. (31) walks off the field after losing to the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2022 CFP college football national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide entered the 2022 college football season as one of the preseason favorites to win the national championship. But after two regular season losses, the team didn’t even make the College Football Playoff.

The team’s first loss of the season came to the Tennessee Volunteers, who beat Alabama by a score of 52-49. During an appearance on First Take this week, Anderson described it as “one of those rough games.”

“The Tennessee game, that was just one of those rough games, you know, where it was different, you know,” Will Anderson said according to On3 . “We just had to do a lot better job executing stuff on the defensive side of the ball and just locking in.”

The second loss to LSU, however, hurt Anderson the most.

“But the LSU game, I think that one hurts more than any other game, just because I felt like the preparation was so good, everybody was doing everything that we needed to do at practice. That was just a really great week for us. I think, for the leaders, it just hurt us so bad, because … what more could we have done? It just come down to locking in at the last play.”

Anderson is now preparing for the NFL draft, where he expects to be a first-round pick.