A basketball game will break out today in Tuscaloosa, just down the street from college football's Ground Zero, aka Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Will anyone notice Tennessee is in town to play hoops?
Or are Alabama fans still all queued up at sporting goods stores to buy the latest BCS national championship gear?
The prediction here is a modest but enthusiastic crowd inside Coleman Coliseum. If some football recruits show up, all the better. If word gets out Nick Saban is dropping by, it could be SRO.
But, as is the case on most SEC campuses, the energy level at Alabama turns down several notches once football yields the stage to basketball.
Which made me curious: Where in the wide, wide world of sports can you find football and men's basketball, the two marquee sports, simultaneously thriving?
Not at Duke, Kansas, Kentucky or Indiana. Football is mere prelude to the first jump ball.
Not at Georgia, South Carolina or LSU. Memorable football followed by forgettable basketball.
Alabama has a respectable hoops tradition, but the team that faces the Vols today appears destined to be an also-ran.
Lining up the final AP Top 25 football poll and the current Top 25 basketball poll side by side, here are the two-sport winners:
Florida: Finished ninth in football, sitting at No. 11 in basketball.
Louisville: No. 3 in basketball, following a Sugar Bowl upset of Florida that hiked the gridiron Cardinals to No. 13.
Notre Dame: No. 4 in football after getting steamrolled by Bama, recovering nicely in hoops at 14-1 and No. 17.
Ohio State: No. 3 after a 12-0 football season, No. 15 in basketball.
Kansas State: Props to AD John Currie. No. 12 in football, No. 18 in basketball.
Michigan: No. 24 in football, and an unbeaten No. 3 in basketball.
And there are a few surprises from beyond the Continental Divide:
Boise State, No. 18 in football, isn't ranked in hoops but the Broncos are 13-2 with a hefty RPI of 23.
Utah State isn't losing much either, finishing No. 16 in football and off to a 13-1 start in basketball.
Oregon, No. 2 in football, is 13-2 indoors and just knocked Arizona from the unbeaten ranks.
Tennessee, meanwhile, is not in this conversation.
The last time the Vols were dually relevant was the 2007-08 school year. Football finished No. 12 after an Outback Bowl win. Bruce Pearl's hoopsters won the SEC title and finished No. 5 in the polls.
UT fans yearn to get back on the map, to first enjoy a relevant autumn, then follow it with a meaningful winter.
But ask around, it's a tough club to join.