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Seminoles challenge No. 1 Tide


Top-ranked Alabama, getting started on its annual quest for a national title after having the last one snatched away with 1 second to go, faces Florida State on Saturday night in a season-opening throwdown.


One fact Saban can't quibble with is the enormity of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a $1.5 billion facility with halo-like video board ringing the top of the massive structure.


The Crimson Tide came up short of its fifth national title under Saban, losing 35-31 to Clemson in a championship game that came down to a last-second touchdown pass; the Seminoles are looking to re-establish a bit of their swagger.


The walk-throughs also gave players a chance to adjust to the one-of-a-kind halo video board, which could come into their vision on deep passes, as well as fielding kickoffs and punts.


Saban shed little light on the status of Alabama defensive end Raekwon Davis, who suffered a minor injury when he was shot in the leg outside a Tuscaloosa bar last weekend.




READ MORE (Arkansas Online)


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