Under its contract with the SEC, CBS is allowed to show each team up to five times without requesting an exception. They have pretty well shown their hand where Alabama is concerned at this point, taking Ole Miss on September 28 as their 2:30 CT Game of the Week.
The @AlabamaFTBL home game vs. Ole Miss will be a 2:30 p.m. kickoff on CBS.— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) September 16, 2019
This wlll be the second time that Alabama has been featured, and any reasonable person would have to assume that the games at Texas A&M and Auburn, and at home vs. LSU, will be the other three choices. This means that the games against Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi State will be on ESPN properties and likely played at night. Since CBS did not use its doubleheader on the LSU game for the first time in several years, the Tide and Bayou Bengals will tangle in the daylight this season.
Of course, this also means that Alabama will not get a night game until October 19. I can’t imagine that there will be any controversy.