Titans collide: Alabama and Florida State will kick off the 2017 season
Two teams that have dominated the college football landscape recently have agreed to play each other in the first game of the 2017 season. This comes as somewhat of a surprise considering the magnitude of the game in week one for both schools. Could the loser of the game hurt their playoff chances?
Nothing has been officially announced, but the Palm Beach Post has been all over this story, and it is only a matter of time before the contract is signed and it becomes official. The Palm Beach Post also reports Alabama and Florida State are expected to receive between $4 and $5 million for the game, which falls in line with other payouts each school had been receiving for neutral site games lately.
The schools have met four times in history, with Alabama holding a slight edge 2-1-1. The last meeting came in 2007 and the Seminoles came away victorious 21-14. Both teams have been one of the top recruiting schools over the past decade and figure to be ranked in the Top 10 when they kick off in 2017. Stay tuned as MFST will update you on the progress.
Dan Schalk covers College Football for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @ffsportstalk