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"We're very excited that he's here and sort of trying to encourage his development in every way that we can so that he can be a very positive performer for us".
I have the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide advancing to the final in Atlanta. "I promise you their preparation for FSU will be the same next week for the other FSU, Fresno State".
College presidents are typically really smart. Kickoff from brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will be at 8:00 p.m. ET. Never have top-three teams opened against each other since the Associated Press began its preseason rankings in 1950.
Regardless of the comparison, the fact remains that Florida State's redshirt sophomore quarterback is among the most dynamic playmakers Alabama's defense could face this season, and they must do so right out of the gate.
The Seminoles will try to prove that they belong among the nation's elite this Saturday when they take on Alabama in the marquee game of the season's first full weekend of action. Alabama cherishes its icon for the ages in Paul Bryant, but Florida State wouldn't trade Bobby Bowden for the Bear, the Pope or anybody else. Fisher wanted the offense to improve its rhythm and timing against the defense, which was coached by Saban and other assistants. His career performance in the Orange Bowl, 15 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss against MI, showed his capabilities to perform as a top-tier defender in the country.
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They are the two winningest college programs since 2010 and have combined for five of the past eight national crowns, four by the Crimson Tide. They've faced a Power Five nonconference opponent within their first two games during each of the past nine seasons, and they've won by an average of double digits.
- Saban said Da'Shawn Hand has "done everything we've asked him to do" since he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in July. Alabama has won three straight SEC Championships, but only one national title to show for it. Florida State has a lot of returning starters on both sides of the ball, especially at skill positions and their quarterback.
"We have one of the best secondaries in country I feel", James said. Early season losses - or just losses in general - don't happen often at Alabama under Saban.
Alabama-Florida State also offers Jalen Hurts and Deondre Francois the chance to make the first definitive Heisman statement.
Welcome to Year 4 of the College Football Playoff. 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. Only once has one of his Alabama teams run the table to a title. For a game between two unranked teams, this one has plenty of heat. Trust me. I know. "But we'll see, and if he's ready to play, he'll play as far as eligibility". With few exceptions, you lose back then, you're done. It's hard to imagine another 'Bama back winning so soon after the 1,943-yard season Derrick Henry had while winning the Heisman in 2015. 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.