Alabama-Florida State Flashback to 2007 Showdown

LOOK: Florida State curiously cancels media availability, leaves reporters waiting

The matchup from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on September 2 will be televised on ABC and can be streamed via WatchESPN. Both team might struggle early, but this game is shaping up to be an epic battle of two juggernauts. It isn't a rival like Florida or Miami - it isn't for an ACC crown like a game against Clemson.

After notching the game-winning goal that knocked off No. 6/4 Florida State on Sunday, freshman forward Taylor Morgan was tabbed SEC Freshman of the Week as announced by the Southeastern Conference office on Monday.

In 2007, Saban's first year at Alabama, Fisher was the offensive coordinator at FSU under Bobby Bowden. Fisher wanted the offense to improve its rhythm and timing against the defense, which was coached by Saban and other assistants.

Only four Group of 5 schools have won 10 or more games each of the last two seasons.

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During their tenure at LSU, where the coaches paired to help win Saban's first national title in 2003, their competitive natures got the most heated on the Tigers' practice fields. The Seminoles are loaded on both sides of the ball, especially on defense with a couple of AP preseason All-America picks among their nine returning starters. After a last-second loss to North Carolina, Florida State was 3-2 before it won seven of its final eight. "You don't see too many quarterbacks who get killed (hit by a defender) and throw a 50- or 60-yard touchdown pass and get up like nothing happened to him".

Which is where the comparison between Francois and Hurts tends to veer off because Francois simply didn't run almost as much Hurts last season, combining for just 196 rushing yards on 108 carries and five scores in 2016.

Take Florida State, for instance. Perhaps getting caught up in the enthusiasm of the FSU Alumni Association's Kickoff luncheon, the 73-year-old Thrasher predicted the Seminoles would beat Alabama in their football season opener. Since that's the situation for Florida State, you know this is also true: Should the Crimson Tide do the improbable by losing Saturday night, they'll shrug, and then they'll recall what they've done three times under Saban. Doing so will require quickly building rapport with a USC receiving corps that lost the sure hands that latched on to 44 per cent of Darnold's 2016 yardage, so how Darnold gets up to speed with ballyhooed frosh WR Joseph Lewis will be essential. Only once has one of his Alabama teams run the table to a title.

Historic opening matchup or not, these teams are well acquainted with big games, thank you very much. Trust me. I know. You only develop the tension I'm referencing when both teams realize their fate for the season depends on their game RIGHT NOW, which normally occurs in October and November. No. 3 Florida State in a potential College Football Playoff elimination game. With few exceptions, you lose back then, you're done. Notre Dame won 31-30 in breathtaking fashion down the stretch, and there was everything from T-shirts around campus declaring "Catholics vs. Convicts " to a pregame fight in the legendary tunnel of Notre Dame Stadium to an ESPN documentary on the whole atmosphere that aired to great reviews last December.

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