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Jumbo Package: Network announced for Alabama at Texas

Your latest Crimson Tide news and notes.

CFP National Championship Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Not a ton going on, but we did find out that Fox will be televising Alabama at Texas, and that has everyone scared of a Big Noon Kickoff. In Austin. In September.

No game time has been announced. FOX often puts its best game of the week at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT) and promote it as the “Big Noon Kickoff” game, but a game between two of the biggest brands in the sport could just as easily be a primetime evening matchup.

Either way, expect FOX’s No. 1 college football announcing team, consisting of Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft, to be on the call in September.

Guess we will have to see. Hopefully they put it in prime time.

The Jordan Addison saga continues.

Alabama and Texas are two programs who is supposedly being considered by Addison.

Could this be a move to make it seem like he’s weighing all of his options before taking on the alleged NIL offer, or might he actually look into joining the Crimson Tide?

I honestly don’t know what he’s waiting for. It’s one season, dude. If you want to play with the best QB and have a shot at a ring, you come to Alabama. If there are other priorities then by all means head west.

Alabama is ranked only 4th in defensive futures according to Adam Rittenburg.

Alabama’s national title path in 2022 likely hinges on the defense making a small to moderate jump behind a talented front seven. The outlook after 2023 gets a bit murky, as Alabama will lose several standouts, most notably outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr., who collected 17.5 sacks and 34.5 tackles for loss during a breakout 2021 season. But recruiting remains very strong, as Alabama signed five-star defensive end Jeremiah Alexander, ESPN’s top inside linebacker prospect Shawn Murphy and other standouts in the 2022 class. The short-term forecast is excellent. Anderson, a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender, leads the front seven alongside senior linemen DJ Dale and Byron Young, senior linebacker Henry To’o To’o and sophomore linebacker Dallas Turner, who had 8.5 sacks last season and will play through at least 2023. Alabama has good depth such as senior end Justin Eboigbe, and the development of non-seniors such as linemen Tim Smith and Jamil Burroughs, and linebacker Chris Braswell, is worth monitoring. Alabama’s 2022 recruiting haul should fill gaps in 2023 and 2024 with Alexander, Murphy, 370-pound lineman Jaheim Oatis and others.

The Aggies must have spent all their money on NIL.

Last, 247sports has Alabama ranked just behind LSU for best tailgating scene.


Whenever you can get an iconic song that fans come together to sing, it makes for a special environment, even in the tailgating scene. So, good luck going to Tuscaloosa without hearing “Sweet Home Alabama” multiple times. The Crimson Tide are one of the country’s premiere programs and absolutely do not lack fans to make an incredible environment. Despite losing the national championship last year, the fans come back even stronger. The 2022 season is expected to be just the latest chapter for Nick Saban putting his team in position to win it all.

#2 nationally? Print the rings.

That’s about it for now. Have a great day.

Roll Tide.