Jimbo Fisher discusses Nick Saban, 2017 opener vs Tide

We all know that the popularity of college football is at an all-time high. However, we have now reached a point of speaking about a college football topic before we know 100 percent of its existence.

It has been reported that Florida State and Alabama will face each other to open the 2017 season in Atlanta. Unfortunately, neither school’s athletic department has confirmed that the game will actually occur in a couple of years.

You would think a lack of confirmation on the game would prevent anyone from speaking on the matter, especially a head coach of one of the teams in question.

If you thought that way, like I did, you would be wrong.

John Taylor of NBC Sports reported yesterday that Jimbo Fisher was speaking in his hometown of Clarksburg, WV, on Monday and he spilled the beans on the matchup in question.

“To be able to go against someone who you have a ton of respect for in Nick and the program in which they have just adds to it,” the FSU head coach said according to the Palm Beach Post.

“We’ve been two of the most consistent programs in the country the last few years. It’s a great kickoff and it’s great for the game of college football.”

Fisher and Saban have a long history together. Fisher was the offensive coordinator at LSU from 2000-2004 when Saban was the head coach. It has been reported that the two have remained close friends over the years, but never having the opportunity to face one another on the field.

Last year, it was supposed to be FSU and Alabama making it to the finals of the first ever college football playoff, but both teams lost their semifinal game.

The matchup might be two years away, but its no question it would be one of the most talked about games ever.

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