The Tuscaloosa News reported late Saturday that Alabama is in talks regarding future home-and-home football series with Notre Dame and Texas.
A home-and-home would represent the Crimson Tide’s eighth and ninth games against the Fighting Irish, with five of the prior seven going to Notre Dame. Just one of those games has taken place in the last 30-plus years, though, a 42-14 clobbering of the Irish by Alabama in the 2012-13 BCS National Championship contest.
The report notes, through our site, Notre Dame’s future marquee opponents, including Vanderbilt, Georgia, Arkansas, and Texas A&M.
Texas has won seven of the nine prior matchups with Alabama (including a tie), with the only tilt between the two in the last 35-plus years being the Tide’s 37-21 defeat of Texas in the 2009-10 BCS National Championship. The Longhorns host USC next season, embark on a home-and-home with LSU in 2019 and 2020, then venture into the Big Ten for home-and-homes with Ohio State (2022, 2023) and Michigan (2024, 2027).
Alabama Director of Athletics offered a somewhat cryptic response to the report.
“I’ll say that we are exploring some home-and-homes,” Byrne said.
More on this story as it becomes available.
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