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Although he owns a lake house that is on the path of Monday's solar eclipse, Alabama coach Nick Saban said he'll be focused on his team and will catch the celestial event on television.
Early action in Atlanta
Alabama and Florida State will open their seasons against each other in a marquee matchup featuring two of the top three teams in college football's preseason rankings.
Before discussions with West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen and North Carolina's Larry Fedora, Ivan Maisel, Heather Dinich and Jake Trotter discuss the top active coaches, Nick Saban's recent rant about the media and more.
ESPN Stats and Information
14 days until the first Thursday of College Football Season. Florida State won at least 10 games for 14 straight seasons from 1987 to 2000, the longest streak by any team since major classification began in 1937. Alabama has the longest active streak with 9.
Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's methodical, measured approach should be a perfect fit for Nick Saban's program.
Alabama coach Nick Saban felt the need to vent Wednesday about the media's preseason predictions, wondering aloud: "Why do we even play? Why do we have practice?"