The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs are scheduled to do at No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, October 17. The game will air on CBS at 8 pm Below you can find out more information on the game on Week 7.
The expected match-up is without Alabama head coach Nick Saban, as he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Since then no positive has been reported for the Alabama team and Saban’s Thursday PCR test turned negative. So he still hopes to try and coach from the sideline.
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This is Kirby Smart̵7;s first trip back to Alabama because he was Alabama’s defensive coordinator, a role he served from 2008 to the 2015 season. The Bulldogs lost five consecutive games against the Crimson Tide.
This is Georgia’s first time playing at the Bryant-Denny Stadium since the 2007 season, which was Saban’s first time at work.
Georgia-Alabama: Game time
Georgia football-Alabama game time is set at 8:00 pm ET.
Georgia-Alabama: TV Channel
The Georgia football-Alabama game will be broadcast on CBS. Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl will broadcast the game.
Georgia-Alabama: How to watch online
You can watch the Georgia football-Alabama game using CBS All-Access. You must have a subscription to watch.
Some sportsbooks took the game off the board due to Saban’s loss. Vegasinsider.com has Georgia with a 4-point underdog against the Crimson Tide. The over / under in the game is 56.5 Georgia is 10-3 against the spread in the last 13 games against the top 10 opponents.
Georgia fans can listen to Georgia’s Tennessee football-game on the 95.5FM WSB or AM750 WSB.
Will Nick Saban coach the Georgia-Alabama game?
Saban will need a negative PCR test from Friday and Saturday in addition to what was recorded on Thursday. If all of that comes back as negative, and he stays as symptomatic as ever, Saban will be allowed to coach the game.
Alabama issued an update on Saban’s health on Friday.
“Coach Saban is now being re-examined by Dr. Robinson. He remains asymptomatic and has no fever,” the statement said. “We continue to adhere to the SEC Return Activity and Workforce Guidelines Medical Guidelines for testing positive asymptomatic.
“He will continue to stay in isolation and receive daily PCR tests. If he has three negative PCR tests through the SEC designated lab, every 24 hours interval, the initial test will be can be considered a positive test in accordance with SEC protocols and will allow us to return. “
Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said about Alabama
On how Georgia found an edge and what the defense needs to do to succeed against Alabama, the nation’s leading offense…
“Well, I do not know. I am excited to go. I have always loved the challenge, and we have a great defense. We have a great guilt. The game will come in a lot more than those two units, I can assure you that. It will subject to how our offense and their defense and the special teams are playing, but I am excited to see it. I know our men are excited about the challenge. I’m sure, offensively, it’s the same for them. They heard about our defense and our defense heard about their offense, so it was a good opportunity for both units to come out and compete and play, but I was excited to see it. This will boil down to the line of scrimmage, as it always does. They have success in running it, and they will have a great play-action game. If they don’t, try to make them one-dimensional, and hard to do against Alabama. “
With the proliferation of college football and how Alabama has excelled at offense …
“What made them successful was the players. They had really good players. Blow up [Steve Sarkisian] is a great job of implementing a system that children can perform. It is based on really hard men to cover the outside. They have one of, probably the best backs in the country if not one of the best backs in the country. Najee [Harris] really run the ball, and they are a huge advance. So, offensively, they are not built like some of the teams that go together all the time and rush all the time. They can climb tempo and they can do the tempo well, but they are really big, they can shoot in the field with fireworks that they have wide. They make you defend the whole field.
“I think college football as a whole is even more offensive because the rules lend it that way in permitting – you can have linemen a bit far off the college field, so the RPO game will be big. you make tempo in college football at a higher rate.The tempo has not been successful in the NFL because you got your quarterback hit and, to be honest with you, there are many NFL teams whose linemen are not built to be able to tempo.They are not built to go to 70, i.e. 100 plays a game, and really fast.Many teams with the most statistical success are tempo teams in college football. I think that has a lot to do with the success and numbers you see. Alabama uses a great system with great technique and really good players. “
On how important Jordan Davis is this week considering the size of Alabama’s offensive line …
“It simply came to our notice then. Huge, because the movement in the middle. If I had about three Jordan Davises, I would feel better, because we need to be together [Alabama players] Evan Neal at [Alex] The leatherwood and all the big men they have. But we have some guys who will go there and fight, and we have a little bit of depth, so try and use those guys to the best of our ability. “
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