Alabama reportedly exploring home-and-home series with Notre Dame
The Alabama Crimson Tide don’t often schedule home-and-home non-conference games, preferring instead to open their seasons with a big showcase game (like the one against Florida State in Atlanta in 2017).
However, according to a report from TideSports.com, the school could soon have its first home-and-home series since 2010 and 2011, when the Tide played Penn State.
The report states that Alabama is looking into a potential series against Notre Dame, though it was unclear what years the series would occur. AD Greg Byrne wouldn’t confirm the news about the Fighting Irish, but did say Alabama is looking into home-and-homes:
“I’ll say that we are exploring some home-and-homes,” Byrne said.
The last time the Tide met the Irish was in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, with Alabama rolling to a big 42-14 victory.
A game like that on the schedule would help Alabama’s non-conference strength of schedule, which was a big knock against the Tide this past year.