Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen. A high-profile nonconference matchup is reportedly in the works.
Breaking: Alabama in negotiations to play Miami in 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. https://t.co/Fj6WhWvRbe— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) August 17, 2017
‘Bama, of course, is no stranger to the CFA Kickoff. They’re locked in this coming year to face vaunted FSU. In years past, the Tide have faced West Virginia, Virginia Tech twice and Clemson in the inaugural game in 2008. They are currently scheduled to take part in 2019’s edition as well, lined up against Duke. Should the game be agreed upon, it would be Miami’s first time in the event.
There has been a longstanding dormancy between the two teams. They have not met on the field since the 1993 Sugar Bowl. That game, of course, decided a National Championship, as Alabama trucked Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta and the ‘Canes 34-13.
They met three years prior in another Sugar Bowl, which saw the ‘Canes defeat the Tide 33-25.
In all, ‘Bama has a 14-3 edge over the ‘Canes in their 17 games played.
The trajectory that both teams are on right now leads to the belief that this matchup would be nothing short of tremendous. On a name basis alone, the game certainly is attractive. Hopefully, something can be done to make it happen.