Texas used to be one of college football’s perennial powers.
Alabama currently is one, as the Crimson Tide are cultivating a convincing case for the greatest dynasty in college football history. Alabama has now won five national championships under Nick Saban, and the first of those came in 2009 … against the Longhorns.
Meanwhile, Texas has won just 53 games since dropping the 2010 BCS National Championship Game to Alabama, 37-21.
Those two historically prominent programs — one that realized the end of a dominant decade in a loss against Alabama, and the other that sparked its current dynasty against Texas — may soon meet again.
According to a report from CBS 42’s Jim Dunaway in Birmingham, Ala., a home-and-home series between Texas and Alabama is “in the works.”
My sources tell me Alabama vs. USC in Dallas to start the 2020 season and a later Home-and-Home with Texas is also in the works.@AlabamaFTBL #RollTide @TexasFootball @USC_Athletics https://t.co/UZzgeYHszq
— Jim Dunaway (@jimdunaway) March 24, 2018
The details on a potential home-and-home series between the Longhorns and Crimson Tide are currently unclear, but it quite likely wouldn’t take place for several years, if at all.
Texas is already scheduled for a home-and-home series with LSU beginning in 2019, visits Arkansas in 2021, and kicks off a home-and-home series with Ohio State in 2022 before doing the same with Michigan in 2024, although the Wolverines won’t visit Austin until 2027. The Big 12’s Grant of Rights deal, which is set to expire in 2025, may also impact when Texas and Alabama can meet again, as it could potentially signify the end of the Big 12, or at least the end of Texas’ time in the league.
Simply said, it won’t happen soon, but whenever it does, a Texas vs. Alabama matchup would be highly anticipated, even if only as a nonconference meeting.
Texas is currently 7-1-1 all-time against Alabama, with the lone loss coming with the BCS National Championship at stake.