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Bama Continues Scheduling With Texas, USC

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While they are continuing to celebrate their 17th national championship and filtering through issues like the quarterback and coaching vacancies, Alabama is in the lead as far as scheduling for the future, including more Power Five teams after 2018. This upcoming season, Alabama have Louisville in Orlando and the following year Duke at Atlanta, and now they have taken care of 2020, heading back to Arlington to once again take on USC in the Advocare Classic (formerly known as the Cowboys Classic).

It will be the ninth meeting overall, the most recent being two years ago in the same classic, routing the Trojans 52-6. The Crimson Tide also won the last two going back to the 1985 Aloha Bowl, with the Trojans’ last victory over Alabama in Birmingham in 1978. Alabama holds a record of 15-7-1 against the PAC-12, while USC is almost even win wise with 14. The Trojans’ last victory over an SEC team was against Arkansas in 2006, before losing to Alabama, they won four in the row against the SEC (Arkansas, Auburn).

In the meantime, the Crimson Tide will also take on the Big XII, setting up a home-and-home series against Texas in 2022-23. Unfortunately for the Tide, it is the Longhorns who have the upper hand winning seven of the nine matchups overall. The only Alabama victory was the 2010 BCS Championship game in Pasadena. Alabama has had some of its hardest matchups against the Big XII, winning 11 of those contests with Texas winning 13 against the SEC, a future matchup worth waiting for.

As in the previous game with USC, Alabama will receive a $6 million payout, but so far no payout is mentioned in the Texas series. There is still a huge gap between 2024 and 2027, and from what we can tell as of late, the Crimson Tide are not finished yet. Who knows who Alabama may schedule next? Clemson?

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