The Atlantic Coast Conference held its media days last week and Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher spent some time discussing the opener against Alabama.

That September 2nd matchup inside Merceds-Benz Stadium features two of the favorites to win the national title in 2017, and Fisher knows his team in for a battle with the Crimson Tide.

"As you know Nick is one of the great football coaches in this country and one of the greatest of all time," Fisher said at ACC Media Days. "I believe that. They have a tremendous program, tremendous players, well-prepared, how they're built from big physical guys to fast dynamic guys. They've got everything, so we're going to have to really have our "A" game and be ready to play."

The winning team could very well be No. 1 in the nation entering week two of the season, while the losing team shouldn't lose much ground on a playoff spot. Regardless of how the game plays out, Fisher understands how much this game means for the sport.

"I think it's what college football is about. You get to walk in that atmosphere and environment, the two-winningest teams in college football in the last seven years. I think it's great for our league, I think it's great for college football. I think we find out where we're at, and I think not every year you have those games, but I think sometimes you are, and I think this is a year that we're both prepared to be able to do that, and I think it's an outstanding chance for us to take another step toward how we want to play and the things we want to do."

You can watch the entire Florida State press conference in the video below.