The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida State Seminoles may face off in Atlanta to open the 2017 season, the Palm Beach Post has reported.
The matchup would be the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and it would be played in the new Atlanta Falcons Stadium that is currently under construction. It would likely be played on Saturday evening on an ESPN network.
Alabama and Florida State have met four times on the gridiron. The Crimson Tide lead the series 2-1-1, although Florida State was forced to vacate their 2007 win due to NCAA sanctions.
Alabama is no stranger to season opening kickoff games. The Crimson Tide have played in three straight, including this season, and have matchups set in 2015 vs. Wisconsin and 2016 vs. USC, both in Arlington, TX.
Currently, the only known non-conference game for Alabama for the 2017 season is a home game against the Colorado State Rams on Sept. 16.
Florida State currently has one non-conference game set in 2017 — their annual battle with in-state rival Florida on Nov. 25.
Earlier this month, Florida State announced they are opening the 2016 season at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando against the Ole Miss Rebels.
Alabama-Florida State is the second rumored pairing for the 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, which has staged multiple games in the past. Back in August, multiple sources reported that Georgia Tech and Tennessee are close to signing a contract to play on Monday (Labor Day) that season.