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Alabama football countdown: 63 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 3, we are now only 63 days away from the start of the season!

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No one is currently wearing the No. 63 for Alabama, but that could change in the future. There have been a few to wear the number in the past, however, including a few offensive linemen.

Former Tide reserve Kellen Williams was one of the first to wear it during the Nick Saban era, and J.C. Hassenauer rocked it soon after Williams.

Hassenauer went undrafted back in 2018, but he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After bouncing between the Steelers, Birmingham Iron in the AAF for a brief period and then the Atlanta Falcons in 2018, he’s back with the Steelers and might have the opportunity to start this season.

Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) celebrates a touchdown with offensive lineman J.C. Hassenauer (63) during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-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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