Alabama prepares to kick off its first game against Miami Saturday

Alabama Football

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

The return of Alabama football is back for its first game of the season in Atlanta against No. 15 Miami this Saturday, Sept. 4. As of now, all games will be full capacity for this season.

It’s been 25 days since the Crimson Tide opened fall camp, but now it’s time to focus on getting ready to kick off the start of the season for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Although top-ranked Alabama is currently a 19-point favorite, head coach Nick Saban reminds us in the opening week press conference that the Hurricanes have 19 returning starters, including dynamic dual-threat Quarterback D’eriq King.

“I think this is a really, really good team. They have 19 out of 22 starters back from last year’s team that went 8-3,” said Saban. “So they’ve got 10 starters back on offense. They’ve got nine starters back on defense. Quarterback (D’Eriq) King is a really good player. They’ve got outstanding skill guys too. Two very good receivers back from last year. They’ve got good runners. So this is a really, really good team that’s going to be a really challenging game for us on both sides of the ball.”

Tune in Sept. 4 at 2 p.m on SEC Network for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game to watch the Crimson Tide kick off its first game of the season.

Categories: Local News, Sports