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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Colorado State Rams Complete Game Preview
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jim McElwain returns to Tuscaloosa since the former Tide offensive coordinator took the Colorado State head coaching job in 2012.

After two tough games away from home to open up the season, Alabama will finally get to play in the friendly confines of Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday against Colorado State.

The matchup is highlighted by the return of former Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, who led coach Nick Saban's offense from 2008-2011, winning two national championships along the way.

McElwain is facing a tough rebuilding project at Colorado State, going 4-8 in his first year as head coach and off to a 1-2 start this year.

Alabama, meanwhile, will have a much lower pressure week. There are no longer the demands of opening the season on a national stage or going on the road to face the best player in college football.

Here's everything you need to know:

Time: 6 p.m. CT

Place: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

TV: ESPN2

Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network, Colorado State Sports Network

Spread: Alabama by 39.5 points, according to Vegas Insider

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