The last time USC played Alabama, it was a miserable experience for the Trojans as the Crimson Tide left Arlington, Texas with a 52-6 win. One Southern Cal player, who wasn’t on the team in 2016, shared Friday night that he was hoping to face off against Nick Saban’s squad.

“Oooooo how I wanted Bama …” Trojans wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown wrote on Twitter.

Unfortunately, the game is officially canceled after the Pac-12 announced its decision to go to a conference-only schedule in 2020.

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St. Brown has some familiarity with the Crimson Tide. As a recruit, he was rated 5-stars, the No. 2 wide receiver and No. 11 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2018 on the 247Sports Composite. Former Alabama assistant Tosh Lupoi was recruiting St. Brown to UA.

St. Brown obviously shouldn’t be faulted for wanting to play on the big stage of Jerry World against one of the most prominent programs in college football. However, “wanting” Alabama tends to work out poorly for teams. St. Brown didn’t experience the 2016 beatdown but plenty of his former teammates could tell him all about playing the Crimson Tide to open the season.