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2017 Schedule
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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.

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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.

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Go all-access with Florida State as it prepares for Alabama

Florida State coaches and players are putting in reps every day on the practice field and in the film room to get ready for their top-five matchup with Alabama on Sept. 2. Go behind the scenes to see what those dog days of summer have been like.

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Saban rants on predictions: 'Why do we play?'

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?"

Alabama is facing a 'more-than-ready' FSU (1:21)
Spurrier: FSU vs. Alabama will be a 'big league tussle' (0:54)
Fitzpatrick values versatility for Tide (2:50)
Seminoles' Francois poised for big sophomore season (0:45)

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The ESPN Junior 300 was released on Monday with California defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux ranked No. 1 overall. Thibodeaux is uncommitted, but plenty of the other ESPN Jr. 300 prospects have already made their choice, getting a few schools off to a fast start.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Losing a talent like Dalvin Cook is always a blow, but don't feel sorry for Florida State at the running back position. The FSU coaches told ESPN they wouldn't trade this freshmen group of RBs with anybody. Cam Akers, Khalan Laborn and Zaquandre White have all looked great this preseason.

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Seminoles ready to steal the crown?

Clemson (2011, '15, '16) and Florida State ('12, '13, '14) have combined to win the last six ACC titles. Though Miami is also in the mix, ESPN's FPI likes that streak to continue, giving the Seminoles an edge over the defending national champions.

Alabama welcoming new OC (1:04)
What does a No. 1 ranking mean for Bama? (1:18)
Go all-access with Florida State football (1:39)
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Vegas odds say 'Roll Tide'

The latest Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds have Alabam as the favorite to win the College Football Playoff national title, at 5-2 -- better than Ohio State, USC and Florida State.

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Last Chance U, the sequel?

QB De'Andre Johnson, DE Tim Bonner and coach Clint Trickett all appeared on the popular Netflix series during their time at East Mississippi Community College. They're not the only big names joining Lane Kiffin's squad.

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Darnold has best chance to win the Heisman

According to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Sam Darnold's odds to win the Heisman Trophy are two times better than the next-best contenders, Baker Mayfield and 2016 winner Lamar Jackson.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban said it's a challenge to open with a high-profile opponent like Florida State. "But the positive side is the players are into it, they're focused. ... It helps the offseason program, spring practice, summer conditioning."