Alabama coach Jim Campbell will address fans at noon Friday for the first game since the death of coach Chris Petersen in January.
The Crimson Tide (5-5, 2-5 SEC) will take on Florida State (4-6, 1-6) in a matchup between two teams on the rise.
It will mark the first time Alabama has played in Jacksonville since it opened the season in Tampa.
The game marks the Crimson Tide’s first road game since losing to Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Alabama will host Georgia on Sept. 13.
In addition to Campbell, the team will feature former Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, who led the Tigers to a second straight BCS title last season.
The Tigers have won four straight, with their last loss coming at home to Alabama in the 2013 Orange Bowl.
Malzahns first win in the SEC came in a 24-20 win over Mississippi State in the 2014 Citrus Bowl.
In the last five years, Alabama has gone to the Orange Bowl three times.
Campbell has guided the Crimson Tigers to three BCS bowl appearances in the last four seasons, but the team has been unable to secure a spot in a BCS Bowl in the past.
The team is currently tied for the SEC’s third-most bowl appearances with Alabama, Texas A&M, and LSU.
The first two bowl games have come against Mississippi State and LSU, while Alabama has also played Clemson, Auburn, and Texas A & M. Alabama is 1-2 this season and is currently on a five-game losing streak.
In his last season in Tallahassee, Saban led the Crimson Tides to a 12-3 record and a BWC Championship.
He guided the Tide to a perfect 6-0 mark in the conference, winning the BCS Championship game in the final game of his three-year tenure.
Prior to Alabama, Saban played for the University of Alabama from 1991-99.