Dan Patrick dropped a delicious treat on the college football world during his show on Wednesday. Patrick discussed a potential Alabama-USC game to open the 2016 season in Cowboys Stadium. Although he’s been tipped on it, he’s not confirming it yet.
While college football has had a lot of big-time, out-of-conference matchups (see: Ohio State/USC, Alabama/Michigan), the pedigree that the Crimson Tide and Trojans bring to the table would put this among the most anticipated we’ve seen.
Patrick doesn’t usually throw things out there if they don’t have legs, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see this announced sometime in the future.
FBSchedules.com points out that there is a possibility for the matchup given the current scheduling of both teams.
Alabama has no announced non-conference games for 2016, USC slated to open vs. New Mexico. This could happen.
— FBSchedules.com (@FBSchedules) May 14, 2014
Alabama coach Nick Saban has commented on needing a neutral site game in 2016, though he has not specifically mentioned USC.
Nick Saban said Alabama is looking for a neutral site game in 2016 after Penn State bailed. “But no one I can share with you right now.”
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) May 14, 2014