Alabama and Notre Dame are reportedly negotiating a home-and-home sequence, in keeping with a report from The Tuscaloosa Information’ Aaron Suttles. It’s certainly one of two sequence the Tide are reportedly exploring.
Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne wouldn’t affirm with The Tuscaloosa Information that the 2 faculties have been negotiating a sequence, however did say Alabama was “exploring some home-and-homes.” The reported deal has not been finalized, and would doubtless not happen for a while, contemplating Notre Dame, an impartial, has a number of high-profile video games already scheduled properly into the mid-2020s.
Since Nick Saban grew to become Alabama’s head coach in 2007, the Tide have solely participated in a single home-and-home sequence, opting as an alternative for neutral-site openers (the newest of which comes in opposition to Louisville in 2018 in Orlando). The Tide swept its lone sequence of the Saban period in opposition to Penn State, beating the Nittany Lions 24-Three in 2010 and 27-11 in 2011.
Notre Dame performed SEC opponents Georgia and LSU in 2017. It would host Vanderbilt in 2018, go to Georgia in 2019, host Arkansas in 2020 and play a home-and-home with Texas A&M in 2024 and ’25.
Alabama and Notre Dame characterize two of essentially the most storied packages within the historical past of school soccer, and would definitely draw unimaginable nationwide consideration if the 2 have been to play one another once more. The groups rank among the many prime faculty soccer groups in all-time wins, AP nationwide titles and consensus All-Individuals.
Wins rating: Alabama (fifth): 891; Notre Dame (sixth): 886Titles rating: Alabama (1st): 11; Notre Dame (2nd): 8All-Individuals rating: Notre Dame (1st): 97; Alabama (sixth): 68
The Combating Irish maintain an all-time 5-2 document in opposition to the Crimson Tide, profitable 5 of the groups’ first six conferences from 1973-87. Alabama gained the newest matchup in 2013, when Saban-led Alabama beat Brian Kelly and the Irish 42-14 within the 2012 BCS nationwide championship recreation.