Florida State and Alabama to Kick Off 2017 Season in Atlanta

By Brian Wilmer -

The new stadium in Atlanta just secured a pretty major contest to open the 2017 campaign.

Florida State and Alabama will face off as part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Series, sources announced Thursday.  A final date has not yet been announced.

This will be just the fifth all-time meeting between the universities, with the Crimson Tide holding a 2-1-1 advantage.  The Seminoles won the most recent outing, a 21-14 decision on September 29, 2007.


  1. Gator
    July 10, 2015 at 1:06 am

    wish both teams would just go away

  2. David
    July 10, 2015 at 10:09 am

    It’s a major eye test for color vision. Crimson? Garnet? Which is which? You decide. :)

    • David
      July 12, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Also, this is now VERY appropriately a “Kick Off” classic! At the rate both UA and ½SU are “kicking off” players who commit crimes, we could have a side score running on players kicked off between now and 2017!

    • Robert Inmon
      November 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Like Aaron Hernandez, shot em up!!

  3. Day
    July 13, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Well, at least there are kicking players off the team before the players gets the University in trouble. Some schools just ignore it until something really bad happens & it is to late.

    • Gone Nole
      December 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      Like who? Which University is kicking players off the team before the press sets in and causes trouble?

    • Day
      May 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      Every team at some point in time kick players off for team violations before the player gets the school in trouble.

  4. Clay
    July 14, 2015 at 9:07 am

    This would have been great if it was in the last two or three years.

  5. Carolyn Vance
    October 17, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Oct. 17, 2015
    These are two great Universities with exceptional Coaches and athletic programs, who produce many top notch players that go each year to the pros, so all is not bad. I think this will be great for college football. Looking forward to it!

  6. Dinosam2010
    November 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    By deciding to play this against Alabama, FSU thinks that they can magically become good in the next couple years. Seems unlikely.

    • steve rodgers
      December 2, 2015 at 12:47 am

      what is it 6 in a row 7 in a row gators should go to mountain conference maybe they win a game there

  7. Ricky G.
    December 3, 2015 at 7:45 am

    At least Florida State has the guts to play Alabama in their first game of the season, ask Baylor, TCU, Boise State, and I could go on and on. you know the teams that say that they belong in the top 4 at the end of the year. If they played Alabama, that would shut up the majority of the teams whining out there. Props go to FSU for excepting the challenge. Roll Tide Roll

    • Gone Nole
      December 29, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Props right back atcha, Ricky G – have been waiting for a regular season match up with the Tide f o r e v e r – at least since ’07. Hope it’s a keeper spot every season! We’ll both be bringing our A game, lots of talent in coaching and players with heart. Nice to hear something positive from fans of the opposition! Good luck NYE – Beat *ichigan State!!!

    • Gone Nole
      December 29, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Props right back atcha, Ricky G – looking forward to it!!!

  8. Britton Thompson
    January 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I’m going! And I’ll be going with a FSU fan of all things. Oh well, another season, another tough opponent, another Tide victory. This Dynasty ain’t dead after all. Looks to be another great game between elite programs and heartburn for Danny Kanell… Ha! Roll Tide!

  9. Ralph
    February 17, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Roll Noles

  10. Ron
    March 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

    What a great kickoff for 2017! Maybe Ohio State can learn from this. Play someone!

  11. James Hargrave Sr
    December 4, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Damn all that BS everybody talking FSU are the SEC KILLERS

  12. GatorHater
    December 14, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Poor, Sad Lil Gay-ters…..whiny babies no Likey losing to FSU—-ALL the time!
    Oh, BOO-Hoo.
    GO NOLES! ROLL ALL Over the red tide!