Editorial

Arizona And Alabama Schedule Home-And-Home Football Series

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Arizona and Alabama have scheduled a home-and-home football series.

The Wildcats will travel to Tuscaloosa September 4, 2032 to face the Crimson Tide. Alabama will pay Tucson a visit September 3, 2033. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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While I usually knock SEC schedules because there’s more creampuffs to be found than the Wisconsin state fair, I have to also applaud when a team does something interesting.

This isn’t even a neutral site series. Alabama will host and then will pack up the bags to go on the road.

Is Arizona a powerhouse that will likely hang with the Crimson Tide? No, the Wildcats shouldn’t push them much, but a road game against a Power 5 team is always risky.

For as much as I dog the SEC, at least Alabama is making a legit effort to play real non-conference games. The Tide will play Wisconsin twice in the coming years, and that might be the best non-conference football series in the next decade.

 

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If I’m going to dog the conference for scheduling weak games, then we have to tip our caps when they actually put a team with a pulse on the schedule.

Hopefully, more SEC teams follow their lead and schedule a bunch of Power 5 non-conference games.