Mark your calendars!

Alabama announced today that they will open the 2016 season against the USC Trojans in Dallas in the Cowboys Classic.

Earlier in May, Dan Patrick alluded to a possible Alabama-USC game to open the 2016 season, and we were all hoping he was right, for selfish reasons. Alabama-USC will be the premier college football non-conference game of the season. Nick Saban vs. Steve Sarkisian; SEC vs. Pac-12; Lane Kiffin vs. USC. The storylines are endless.

Two of college football’s biggest NFL factories hooking up at Jerry’s World is riveting. The game will be the fifth straight marquee neutral-site contest for the Crimson Tide and seventh overall under head coach Nick Saban.