In the oft-muddled and rumor-thick world of football scheduling, hope and reality are often very, very different matters. But it is interesting that Alabama coach Nick Saban continues to voice his interest in playing big-name opponents, and it is interesting that Notre Dame keeps coming up in the discussion.
“Let’s say you had four or five teams,” Saban told the Birminghham News. “Notre Dame, Penn State, (schools) that had some sort of connection with the history and tradition of this school. And you just roll home-and-homes (on and off the schedule) so the fans could relate a little bit and look forward to playing that particular team.”
Continuing, Saban added: “Like maybe we play Penn State this year, Notre Dame next year… Texas, Southern Cal — if you just got those and just kind of rolled (them over). It would make it easier for scheduling, too.”