College Gameday sets up shop outside Bryant-Denny Stadium

ESPN College Gameday setting up its set outside Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thursday, November 7, 2013. (

"Being at an atmosphere like this...[it's] exciting," UA Freshman, Jesse White, said.

"It's unreal," UA Sophomore, Ellie Behr, said. "It's so much fun."

Crimson red has a bit of orange in it this week.

The College Gameday crew is in town, the stage is set and football is on everyone's mind. Saturday, #1 Alabama will take on #10 LSU in Tuscaloosa.

"I think it's going to be amazing," UA Sophomore, Stephen Powers, said. "It's going to be great."

University of Alabama students are already soaking in the Gameday experience.

"It's pretty cool knowing I'm going to be a part of it, Saturday," White said.

"It's exciting," Powers said. "I haven't been to College Gameday yet, but, it should be fun. I'm going to come out here early in the morning."

"Game days are my favorite day, ever, so it's going to be a great time," Behr said. "I'm really excited."

Some students are so excited they're finding it difficult to get through the week in the classrooms.

"I had two tests this week and it was pretty hard to study for both of them," UA Sophomore, Mckey Terrell, said. "But, I think I did pretty good. I rocked them."

Sophomore Nicole Kramer looks at it as extra motivation.

"During this week we want to do well on everything we have to do and whenever we're finished, we know that if we've done well it's even more of a celebration," she said. "[It] just adds to the hype."

The hype of #1 vs. #10. The hype of a possible three-peat for The Tide.

College Gameday will air Saturday morning from Bryant-Denny Stadium at 8:00 on ESPN.