TideSports.com is reporting that the Alabama Crimson Tide have their eyes on a major program to set up a home-and-home series with. That, of course, being the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The news was reported by Aaron Suttles on Saturday morning:
NEWS: Alabama in negotiations to schedule a home-and-home football series with Notre Dame. https://t.co/2Q0TkvGqjD— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) March 24, 2018
‘Bama and Notre Dame participating in a home-and-home would be pretty historic series for more than a couple of reasons. For one, the Tide haven’t played in South Bend since all the way back of November 1987. Secondly, the Fighting Irish have never played the Tide in Tuscaloosa. The prior seven games have been played in Miami (two times, including the 2013 BCS Championship Game and the 1975 Orange Bowl), New Orleans (the 1973 Sugar Bowl), South Bend twice (1987 and 1976) and then Birmingham twice (1980, 1986).
In addition, as we know, Alabama hasn’t played many home-and-home series with premier opponents. Their top-tier nonconference games in the last few years have been played at neutral sites. They’ve spent time at the Georgia Dome and Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and Cowboys Stadium out in Arlington. Notre Dame has been easier to oblige in this department. Certainly, having these two programs play down at Bryant-Denny Stadium and up at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend would be a treat.
There’s no indication how far along these talks are, or when this home-and-home will occur. That being said, this will be something to monitor now.