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Miami (FL) in Talks to Play Alabama or LSU

June 3, 2014 Miami No Comments

By Kevin Kelley

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Miami might play Alabama in 2017 or LSU in 2018. (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

The Miami Hurricanes are in talks to play a destiny football diversion opposite a Alabama Crimson Tide or a LSU Tigers, Barry Jackson of a Miami Herald has reported.

If Miami were to play Alabama, a diversion would take place in 2017 as partial of a Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. The diversion would also be during a new Atlanta stadium, that is now scheduled to open in Mar of 2017.

Should a Hurricanes play a LSU Tigers, a dual would accommodate during ATT Stadium in Arlington as partial of a 2018 Cowboys Classic.

According to Jackson, Miami will “consider personification in one though not both.”

Miami is 3-14 all-time vs. Alabama and 3-9 vs. LSU. Miami and Alabama final met in a 1993 Sugar Bowl, that a Crimson Tide won 34-13.

Miami and LSU’s final assembly also came in a post-season play game. In a 2005 Peach Bowl in Atlanta, LSU dominated Miami 40-3.

The Hurricanes haven’t faced a group from a SEC in a regular-season, other than Florida, given personification a Tennessee Volunteers in a home-and-home array behind in 2002 and 2003.

With strength of report an critical partial in being comparison to a College Football Playoff, many schools are evaluating their destiny schedules and looking for intensity upgrades.

The Hurricanes already have power-five opponents set for a subsequent integrate of seasons. Miami hosts Nebraska in 2015 and travels to Notre Dame in 2016. The Canes also play a home-and-home array with Rutgers in 2018 and 2019 and Michigan State in 2020 and 2021.

The Miami Herald reported final month that a Hurricanes are tighten to similar to play a neutral-site diversion against a Florida Gators. Due to Florida’s joining to personification Florida State any year, a Gators will usually play a Hurricanes in one-off neutral-site games.

(h/t @BryanDFischer)

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2 Comments to Miami (FL) in Talks to Play Alabama or LSU

  1. Tully said….

    The time has come for Miami to turn applicable again. Miami sits on one of a bullion mines of recruiting in south Florida, and has a ability to pull good recruits from other states. It is time for Al Golden to uncover he can partisan a talent and have a coaching staff to make a Hurricanes relevant. At this book formed on new story Miami would be scheduling over the conduct to report a diversion like this.

    June 2, 2014 during 9:18 pm

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