On Saturday 17th October the Georgia Bulldogs n. 3 will face the Alabama Crimson Tide n. 2. The game will air on CBS at 8pm. You can find more information about the game of week 7 below.
The highly anticipated match-up will be without Alabama head coach Nick Saban, as he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. No positive results have been reported for the Alabama team since, and Saban’s Thursday PCR test was negative. So he still hopes to try to train from the sidelines.
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This will be the first time Georgia will play at Bryant-Denny Stadium since the 2007 season, which was Saban’s first season at work.
Georgia-Alabama: game time
The game time of Georgia Football-Alabama is set at 20:00. ET.
Georgia-Alabama: television channel
The Georgia Football-Alabama match will be broadcast on CBS. Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl will broadcast the match.
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 bookmakers have taken the game off the board due to Saban’s absence. Vegasinsider.com has that Georgia has a 4-point underdog against Crimson Tide. The over / under in the game is 56.5. Georgia is 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games against a top-10 opponent.
Georgia fans can listen to the Georgia Football-Tennessee match on 95.5FM WSB or AM750 WSB.
Will Nick Saban be the coach in the Georgia-Alabama match?
Saban will need a negative PCR test from Friday and Saturday in addition to the one recorded on Thursday. If all of these come back negative and he remains asymptomatic as he already is, Saban could train in the game.
Alabama provided an update on Saban’s health on Friday.
“Coach Saban was evaluated again today by Dr. Robinson. Continue to be asymptomatic and without fever “, the statement said. “We are continuing to follow the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force protocol to test for asymptomatic positives.
“He will continue to remain in isolation and will receive daily PCR tests. If you were to have three negative PCR tests through the SEC designated laboratory, each within 24 hours, the initial test would be considered a false positive under the SEC protocols and we would be allowed to return. “
What Georgia football manager Kirby Smart said about Alabama
On how Georgia finds an advantage and what the defense must do to be successful against Alabama, the nation’s main attack …
“Well, I don’t know. I’m excited to go see. I’ve always loved the challenge and we have a good defense. We have a good offense. The game is going to come down to much more than just two units, I can assure you. It will shrink. how they play our offensive and their defense and special teams, but I’m thrilled to see it. I know our guys are thrilled with the challenge. I’m sure, offensively, it’s the same for them. They’ve heard about our defense and our defense has heard about their offense, so it’s a great opportunity for both units to get out, compete and play, but I’m thrilled to see it. It will boil down to the scrimmage line, as it always does. They are successful executing it and will have a fantastic action game. If they don’t, you try to make them one-dimensional, and that’s hard to do against Alabama. “
On the prolific offenses in college football and how Alabama did so well in offense …
“What made them do well are the players. They have really good players. Sark [Steve Sarkisian] it does a great job of implementing the system that children can run. It’s based on really hard guys to cover out. They have one of, arguably the best backs in the country, if not one of the best backs in the country. Najee [Harris] runs the ball very strong and they are huge ahead. So, offensively, they’re not built like some of these teams that go to the beat all the time and rush all the time. They can go up and they do it well, but they’re really great, they can take the field out with the explosive wideouts they have. They make you defend the whole field.
“I think college football as a whole is more offensive because the rules lend it in terms of permission – you can have linemen a little further down in college, so the RPO game gets big. You can make rhythm in college football at a Much faster pace. Time was unsuccessful in the NFL because you get your quarterback shot and to be honest with you a lot of those NFL teams their linemen aren’t made to go to the beat. They’re not built to go. at 70, I mean 100 play a game and go very fast. Many of the teams that are the most statistically successful are college football time teams. I think it has a lot to do with the success and numbers you are seeing. Alabama has a great system with a great layout and great players. “
How important Jordan Davis will be this week considering the size of the Alabama offensive line …
“It’s extremely important. It’s huge, because the movement in the middle. If I had about three Jordan Davises, I’d feel so much better, because we have to be able to match. [Alabama players] Evan Neal and [Alex] Leatherwood and all the big boys they have. But we have some guys going there and fighting, and we have some depth, so we’re going to try to use those guys all we can. “
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