With the SEC’s mandate of every team having to play a legitimate Big Five non-conference opponent in 2016 and beyond, hopefully we’ll see more premier matchups around college football. That’s great for the fans.
Aided by the mandate, Miami has fielded calls from Alabama and LSU about playing opening season games, according to the Miami Herald. The Tide approached Miami for a 2017 game in Atlanta, and LSU inquired about a 2018 game in Arlington. The report said the Hurricanes would consider playing either game but not both.
Miami has also been in talks with Florida about renewing their rivalry, but the Gators will only play the Canes if it’s a neutral site location, most likely Orlando.
Alabama, LSU and Miami are all NFL factories, and it would be fun to watch either of those two teams hook up with the Canes to kick off the season. Both the Tide and the Tigers have multiple players from South Florida.
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