The 2022 Alabama football schedule officially has a kickoff time and TV info for the Texas A&M game.
Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher, the matchup that has been anticipated since their public spat in May, will be held at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS, the SEC announced Monday.
The No. 2 Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC) will look to avenge a loss to the No. 17 Aggies (3-1, 1-0) during last year's trip to College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 41-38 on a field goal on the final play of the game.
Quarterback Zach Calzada, whose efforts led the Aggies, won't be running the offense. He transferred to Auburn. Instead, it is expected to be LSU transfer Max Johnson, who replaced Haynes King after Texas A&M lost to Appalachian State. Johnson is 2-0 with wins over Miami and No. 19 Arkansas.
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Before the matchup against the Aggies, Alabama will face the Razorbacks on Saturday (2:30 p.m. CT, CBS) in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The matchup with Arkansas is the first of three in a row against ranked opponents. After the matchup with the Aggies, Alabama will travel to Knoxville to face No. 9 Tennessee.
But first, the highly anticipated matchup will occur between the Aggies and Crimson Tide. It already was expected to be a circled matchup for many, considering Alabama and Texas A&M were expected to be top contenders for the SEC West heading into the season. Then Nick Saban said at a May event in Birmingham that the Aggies bought every player in their top-ranked recruiting class.
Fisher responded the next day with a press conference that included him calling Saban a narcissist with a god complex who maybe should have been slapped as a child.
Still, those words haven't been forgotten and make for must-see TV on Oct. 8.
This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Alabama football vs. Texas A&M: TV info set for Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher