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2017 Schedule
14-1, 1st in SEC - West
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1dHeather Dinich

Noles-Tide matchup highlights Week 1 docket

Florida State vs. Alabama, and Michigan at Florida are among the marquee matchups slated to air on the ESPN family of networks during Week 1 of the 2017-18 college football season.

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Fun fact: Bama's lack of southern hospitality

Alabama's visiting locker room is appropriately named "The Fail Room." James M. Fail, a graduate and longtime donor, acquired the naming rights to the locker room in 2008.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have released OT Cyrus Kouandjio, a second-round pick in 2014. Kouandjio, who played at Alabama, had been a disappointment in his first two seasons before finding his footing in five starts last season. Kouandjio had been sidelined this spring after January hip surgery resulting from a fall at home. He was also hospitalized in April after being found by police without his pants in a field outside Buffalo.

Bradshaw says Saban's salary is 'shameful' (0:40)

ESPN Stats and Information  

No surprises here: Alabama is the favorite to win the 2017 national championship, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Ohio State has the second-best odds. Of the three teams tied for third-best chances, only Florida State has appeared in the College Football Playoff.

100 days to college football (0:39)
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7dMel Kiper Jr.

Way-too-early 2018 rankings: Scarbrough, Harris

Alabama's Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris both rank high among 2018 NFL running back prospects. Seven of the top-10 players at the position hail from the SEC.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama lost a commitment from ESPN 300 running back Dameon Pierce on Thursday. That decommitment brings the Alabama commitment total down to two prospects for the 2018 class with Xavier Williams and Jordan Davis. This is the first time since ESPN started its class rankings in the spring that Alabama is outside the top 11 of the rankings as the Tide aren't even in the top 25 for 2018.

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7dTom VanHaaren

Bama low on '18 recruits after decommitment

Running back Dameon Pierce, the No. 100-ranked prospect in the ESPN 300, has reopened his recruitment after decommitting from Alabama.

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7dDavid Purdum

Vegas sees double-digit W's for Tide, Buckeyes

Sportsbook CG Technology has set a win total of 10.5 for Alabama and 10 for Ohio State -- the only college football teams with double-digit win expectations for 2017.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard getting ready to undergo a 3D-scan by Staramba, which creates 3D-products. By tomorrow, Howard will have a 3D-figurine of himself.

Saban shares goals for Tide's offense (2:10)
Auburn will 'pose a test' for Alabama (1:41)
What are the must-see SEC events? (1:39)
Rutledge talks new role with SEC Nation (4:30)
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11dEdward Aschoff

Saban backs proposed redshirt rule tweak

Nick Saban says he fully supports a rule proposal that would allow players to play in up to four games in a season without losing their redshirt status.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban has said before that he'd be against an early signing period and now that it's coming he thinks it will accelerate the recruiting process and calendar, and he isn't sure if that's good for the game. Saban notes that speeding up any sort of major decisions like this might not be advantageous in the end for either side

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