published Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Crimson Tide to open in 2014 against West Virginia

Alabama continues to make the Georgia Dome home.

The Crimson Tide will open their 2014 football season against West Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, which will be the first meeting between the two schools. Alabama opened its 2008 and '09 seasons with victories over Clemson and Virginia Tech in Atlanta, and the Tide will face Virginia Tech again in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff.

"The atmosphere in the Georgia Dome has been like a BCS bowl game in our previous experiences there," Tide coach Nick Saban said. "The exposure for our football players and our program is tremendous, and it is a great experience for our fans."

Tickets will be split evenly between Alabama and West Virginia, which is moving this year from the Big East to the Big 12.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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