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Report: Miami discussing future game with Alabama or LSU

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No we’re getting somewhere, schedule-wise.

While the talks are said to be very preliminary, the Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson writes that Miami “has been approached about opening the football season against Alabama in 2017 in Atlanta or LSU in 2018 in Arlington, Tex.” Jackson stresses that the Hurricanes would play just one of those games, not both.

The potential game against the Tide would be in 2017 and would serve as the first-ever college football game at the new stadium in Atlanta, which is set to open that season. The one against the Tigers would take place in 2018, likely at the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

The Hurricanes have games scheduled against Arkansas State and Toledo in 2017, and Rutgers and Toledo the following year. The Tide has a (likely) date with Colorado State the same year of the proposed game with The U, while the Tigers have a Power Five game with Syracuse in 2018.

The last UA-UM meeting came way back in 1993 in the Sugar Bowl and served as the first national championship game of the Bowl Coalition, the predecessor to the now-defunct BCS.  Both teams came into that game undefeated; only Alabama left unscathed as the Tide earned its first post-Bear Bryant title and, in the process, put a halt to the Hurricanes’ 29-game winning streak.

The Canes and Tigers, meanwhile, last squared off in 2005 (Peach Bowl).

(Tip O’ the Cap: FBSchedules.com)

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8 Responses to “Report: Miami discussing future game with Alabama or LSU”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jun 3, 2014 1:13 PM

    Bet on LSU, Miami doesn’t need any inroads into Atlanta. They have a strong presence there already.

    Plus, Saban is a sociopath when it comes to South Florida recruiting (see his billboards outside of Booker T. Washington HS), no need to give him any more attention in Florida.

  2. davefromwork says: Jun 3, 2014 1:35 PM

    I liked Gary Ferman’s opinion piece on this stating they should take both games. Why not? Sure Miami isn’t on the same level with those two on the field today, but there’s no reason they can’t be by 2017, 18. Having both games scheduled shows a commitment to your fans and to recruits that you intended to be the best by beating the best. Guaranteed national prime-time games against the SEC’s best can only help you sell your program to recruits and it would impact the kids coming in as early as the current, 2015, class.

  3. mcjon22 says: Jun 3, 2014 2:26 PM

    So, basically, Miami is trying to line up a guaranteed loss

  4. ryanw822 says: Jun 3, 2014 2:31 PM

    Gary Ferman and Canesport is a massive joke. How’s that Golden to PSU story you broke working for you, Gary?

  5. 35longmiles says: Jun 3, 2014 9:14 PM

    The elite teams all fill up gaps with pushovers like UM.

  6. coldwater32301 says: Jun 4, 2014 12:05 PM

    Before the is an Alabama or LSU… there WAS a Miami Hurricane, and with this is a step forward in the Da U returning to glory… It’s all about da “U”…Indeed…

  7. coldwater32301 says: Jun 4, 2014 12:09 PM

    ^^there^^

  8. 35longmiles says: Jun 5, 2014 6:53 AM

    LMGDAO @ “returning to glory.” You gullible fool.

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