One of the more intriguing college football openers ever faces the Sunshine state in the fall.
FSU plays perennial power Alabama in Atlanta on Sept. 2, while Florida plays against the Michigan Wolverines the same day in Arlington, Texas. That means a couple of teams are going to be 0-1 going into the heavy part of their schedule.
Yeah, it’s always football season in Florida, isn’t it? And while some fans are talking about FSU’s spring game returning to Doak Campbell (3 p.m., April 8) and Florida playing its first spring game at night (April 8), it’s the regular season that excites both sets of fans.
Last year, Alabama was second in the AP poll, while Michigan finished 10th.
This year, FSU will again be led by quarterback Deondre Francois. Florida will rely on running back Jordan Scarlett.
Other teams in the state have more reasonable contests going into the schedule. Miami plays Bethune-Cookman, USF plays at San Jose State, UCF plays FIU and FAU plays Navy.