Alabama football countdown: 54 days until kickoff

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The return of college football is quickly approaching, folks. After yet another national championship winning season, Nick Saban and company will be looking for a repeat performance in 2021.

Despite key losses, the Crimson Tide is well positioned to do just that.

The opening week matchup is against the Miami Hurricanes in Atlanta, Ga. set for Sept. 4. And with it now being July 12, we are now only 54 days away from the start of the season!

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Walk-on Kyle Flood Jr., a sophomore linebacker Middlesex, N.J., is currently wearing the No. 54 for Alabama. The last scholarship player to wear the number was none other than Dalvin Tomlinson, who is one of the most underrated players during the Saban era.

No, Tomlinson didn’t have the name recognition that other defensive linemen such as Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, A’Shawn Robinson or Quinnen Williams have had in recent years, but he was a rock solid run defender who wasn’t a liability on passing downs.

After being a second-round pick by the New York Giants back in 2017, Tomlinson went on to have a very successful four-year stretch with the franchise. That success was rewarded this offseason with him signing a two-year, $22 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings.

Sep 10, 2016; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson (54) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

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2021 Alabama football schedule

  • Sept. 2 vs. Miami Hurricanes (Atlanta, Ga.)

  • Sept. 11 vs. Mercer Bears (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

  • Sept. 18 at Florida Gators (Gainesville, Fla.)

  • Sept. 25 vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

  • Oct. 2 vs. Ole Miss Rebels (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

  • Oct. 9 at Texas A&M Aggies (College Station, Tex.)

  • Oct. 16 at Mississippi State Bulldogs (Starkville, Miss.)

  • Oct. 23 vs. Tennessee Volunteers (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

  • Nov. 6 vs. LSU Tigers (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

  • Nov. 13 vs. New Mexico State Aggies (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

  • Nov. 20 vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

  • Nov. 27 at Auburn Tigers (Auburn, Ala.)

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Alabama football countdown: 55 days until kickoff

Alabama football countdown: 56 days until kickoff

Alabama football countdown: 57 days until kickoff