It's not only a juicy matchup on paper between two of college football's premier programs, but it's a win for fans as well.
"We have played in a lot of these neutral site games to start the season so that we could play against a quality opponent early on - that's worked well for us; but from a fan perspective, we wanted to start to work in some home-and-homes", Saban said on the show.
Texas has also added a home game against the UTEP Miners.
Texas and Alabama, two of the most storied programs in college football, have agreed to a home-and-home series beginning in 2022.
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In the first game of the series, Alabama will travel to face Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin on September 10, 2022. The games are tentatively scheduled for September 10 and September 9 for those respective years.
Games between Alabama and Texas, two blue-bloods, have been a rarity to say the least.
"We're thrilled to be able to add another incredible non-conference opponent with the University of Texas for a home-and-home series", Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne said in a release. The teams met in the 1947 Sugar Bowl, the 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl, the 1964 Orange Bowl, and the 1972 and 1982 Cotton Bowls.
With schedules made so far in advance, who knows what the context of these games will be, or what will be at stake. During his recent appearance on the Paul Finebaum Show, Saban revealed that the games were done in part for the loyal Crimson Tide fans out there. The Longhorns played at Alabama in 1902, and the Crimson Tide traveled to Austin in 1915.