FOX announces it will air Alabama-Texas game; fans upset
One of the biggest nonconference matchups of the entire 2022 season will take place in Week 2 on Saturday, Sept. 10, when the Alabama Crimson Tide head to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns.
It’ll be a matchup between the legendary Nick Saban and his former offensive coordinator, second-year Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian.
On Monday afternoon, FOX tweeted out that it had opted to air the big game on Sept. 10:
ALABAMA. TEXAS. ON FOX.
Counting down the days until September 10 🐘🤘 pic.twitter.com/KiFhkWbdEN
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) May 16, 2022
What does that mean for fans? Well, much to the chagrin of many, that likely means that the game will be played at 11 a.m. Central time as part of FOX’s Big Noon Saturday lineup.
Let’s just say fans weren’t thrilled with that prospect on Twitter:
Just so you know everyone will hate you if it’s some 11am BS.
— Longhorn Life (@cole_hayter) May 16, 2022
Good luck with that lol. Noon kick incoming.
— That MSU fan (@bodey_t) May 16, 2022
Better be under the lights!
— Jay Juba (@senorhuba) May 16, 2022
Don’t make this an early game. You’ve got a golden opportunity to make this a prime time kick
— Mike Hunt (@kidcudmyguy) May 16, 2022
No one wants to watch Texas get blown out in prime time.
— CRG (@crg228) May 16, 2022
What time will FOX schedule that game for? That announcement has not been made as of yet.