It looks like ESPN College GameDay's first 2017 location has been confirmed.
College GameDay, ESPN's popular pre-game show, is headed for Atlanta on Labor Day Weekend for the opening showdown between Alabama and Florida State.
GameDay mainstay Lee Corso confirmed the news today during a radio interview on The Opening Kickoff on WNSP-FM 105.5 in Alabama.
"We're going to Alabama-Florida State," said Corso, via AL.com. "It's going to be that one because it is two excellent football teams. We're going to be starting the season going to a tremendous football game."
This news shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Sure, opening weekend is loaded with great matchups (West Virginia-Virginia Tech, Florida-Michigan and Texas A&M-UCLA come to mind), but this one clearly takes the cake.
The winner of 'Bama-FSU will have a marquee win under its belt in the quest for a College Football Playoff berth. The loser will have no margin of error moving forward.
There is a lot at stake, and GameDay will get you ready for it all on Sept. 2.