Continuing with our theme of great openers in Alabama history, here are a few classics from the Bryant era. The most obvious: the 1971 game against Southern Cal, which actually signaled the beginning of a brand new era for Bryant and Alabama.
The second: a 1978 Labor Day night game vs. Nebraska that was made for TV.
Good to know we'll be playing another of those games this time. Beats the heck out of Kent State, anyway.