Alabama Gets Home-And-Home Football Series With Florida State


Florida State and Alabama are set to play a home-and-home series in the 2025 and 2026 seasons.

The schools announced the games on Thursday. The Seminoles will host Alabama on Aug. 30, 2025 in their first meeting in Tallahassee. The Crimson Tide hosts the second game on Sept. 19, 2026.

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The two teams last met in 2017, playing the first college game in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Alabama will play two Power 5 nonconference opponents in each of those seasons, also facing Wisconsin in 2025 and West Virginia in 2026.

Florida State will also play Notre Dame in 2026.

Tide coach Nick Saban says these kinds of games are “good for both our program and our fans.”

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at