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Alabama Adding Southern Miss, Western Kentucky To Future Schedule

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The Crimson Tide has been extremely busy for the past monty building up its future schedule. First they have added Notre Dame to their schedule to fill the required mandate set by the SEC to play at least one Power Five team per year, a home-and-home in 2028-29. Then later on added Utah State to its 2022 non-conference schedule for a home game. Now Alabama has added two more teams to their future schedule which are set for 2021 and 2023, which could be the post-Nick Saban era.

The Golden Eagles of Southern Miss will once again return to Tuscaloosa for the first time since 2014, where Alabama has won the last five, unless you want to count the vacated game from 2005 due to NCAA sanctions. The Crimson Tide actually own a six game winning streak going back to 2001 in their final game at Legion Field in Birmingham. The last time the Golden Eagles beat the Crimson Tide was at Legion Field shutting them out 21-0 which sent Mike Dubose out the door.

While Alabama leads the all-time series 34-6-2, they once again bring back the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky, in what will be their fourth meeting overall. All meetings were played in Tuscaloosa with Alabama winning all three, and their latest meeting was in 2016 as the series began in 2008. Both Southern Miss and Western Kentucky will be paid $1.9 million to visit Tuscaloosa, which is the exact amount they will pay the Aggies and reportedly the most ever offered by Alabama.

For their 2018 non-conference schedule, they will play Louisville in Orlando while hosting Louisiana, Arkansas State and The Citadel. Other Power Five teams scheduled in the future are Duke at 2019, and Miami (FL) in 2021,  both in Atlanta. That is if either David Cutcliffe or Mark Richt are around by then. Both are former SEC coaches with Cutcliffe out of Ole Miss and Richt out of Georgia. The Crimson Tide have yet to find a Power Five opponent for the 2020 season.

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