The Alabama Crimson Tide is set to start its national title defense as it faces off against the Miami Hurricanes in Atlanta.
The 2021 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game features two of the most intriguing college football teams of this season. The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Miami Hurricanes are both interesting this season because both teams face some interesting expectations.
Bryce Young, who was recently tabbed as the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide, faces a ton of pressure going into this game and also the season.
Young is following up a line of remarkable Alabama quarterbacks, including Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa, and Mac Jones. All three of those guys helped the Crimson Tide win championships. All three of those guys are starting quarterbacks in the NFL.
Who knows what exactly we’ll see when Young takes the field. Luckily for him, he’s surrounded by the most talented roster in the country and is being led by the best head coach in all of college football. But expectations are still high for him and for Alabama. Especially when you consider just how good the Crimson Tide’s offense has been in recent seasons.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Miami Hurricanes: How to watch online
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 4
- Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- TV Info: ABC
- Live Stream: FuboTV | Reddit
On the other sideline sits the Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes have been hoping for their program to be restored for years now. They made an intriguing hire in Manny Diaz, who has been a defensive coordinator at a number of schools.
But Diaz, who is headed into his third season at Miami, has only managed to go 14-10 so far with the Hurricanes. While there’s a ton of pressure on Young and on Alabama, there’s also an immense amount of pressure on Diaz, who has the unenviable job of starting the season with a game against the Crimson Tide.
The Hurricanes have an intriguing quarterback of their own on their roster. D’Eriq King has proven to be a dangerous passer and an electrifying runner. He’s far more experienced than Young and that experience is incredibly valuable. We’ll see if King is able to give Saban and company a headache.