Alabama to Host SEC Nation for Game Versus Ole Miss
SEC network announced on Sunday they'll be in Tuscaloosa for the SEC Nation show this Saturday, Oct. 2. Laura Rutledge, Jordan Rodgers, former Alabama safety Roman Harper, Tim Tebow, and Paul Finebaum will do their Saturday morning show in front of Wade Hall as the No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide is set to take on the No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels.
SEC Nation was in Gainesville for the Tide's game against Florida just two weeks ago, but this weekend they will be on Alabama's campus to cover the primetime SEC game on their pregame show. The last time the show was live from campus was when No. 3 Alabama took on No. 2 LSU at home on Nov. 9, 2019.
In total, SEC Nation has set up in front of Wade Hall a total of eight times. They've come to cover the gameday atmosphere at UA for games against Auburn, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas A&M. They have never been to Tuscaloosa to cover a game versus Ole Miss, but they have covered the rivalry twice in Oxford, both in 2016 and 2018. Alabama is 7-1 when SEC Nation took place in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama has appeared 36 times total in games where SEC Nation came to cover them, and they have been the host 19 times. Alabama is a total 30-6 in these matchups.
This is the first time a ranked Ole Miss team will be taking on Alabama since 2016, and only the second time Nick Saban will take on his former assistant Lane Kiffin. SEC Nation decided this would be their game of the week based on the hype which is surrounding this game at Bryant-Denny Stadium, as College Gameday is heading to cover the Arkansas Razorbacks and Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, GA this Saturday.