Alabama opens its 2018 football season with a trip to the Camping World Kickoff Game in Orlando to face Louisville and now we know what time the game will kickoff.
The Crimson Tide meets Louisville in Orlando, Florida, at 8 p.m. ET on September 1. The last meeting took place in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., after the Crimson Tide swept two games from the Cardinals in the 1976 and 1977 seasons. This is the same timeslot and TV assignment the Crimson Tide got past year when it opened the season with No. 3 Florida State in Atlanta. "Our first regular-season neutral-site game in Orlando will provide another great matchup of national interest against an excellent Louisville program, but is also a new venue that I believe our fans will enjoy".
The Cardinals returns 15 starters from last season's 8-5 team, highlighted by wide receiver Jaylen Smith, who led the Cardinals with 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven touchdowns. The Alabama game will be Louisville's first without 2016 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson.